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Native American Stories About Jealousy
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about jealousy.
Legends About Jealousy
Mooin, the Bear's Child:
Mi'kmaq story about a jealous stepfather punished for trying to kill his stepson.
The Flying Canoe:
Passamaquoddy story about two men who became jealous of their younger brother, causing him to leave them.
Severn Ojibwe legend about the epic hero Iyash, betrayed by a deceitful plot of his father's jealous wife.
Bull Turns Round Beaver Medicine The Story of Two Brothers:
Similar Blackfoot stories, in which the hero is betrayed by his jealous sister-in-law.
The Jealous Father:
A Cree version of the Iyash saga, with the hero's father being the jealous one.
Beaver and Muskrat:
Menominee legend about two animals jealous of each other's tails.
Why Lovers Should Never Become Jealous:
Mohegan story about a jealous man who nearly turns his girlfriend into a deer.
The False Bride-Groom:
Gros Ventre legend about Loon jealously killing Shell-Spitter over women.
Epic legend about a jealous older brother who injures his sister-in-law, but is forgiven.
The Foundling Who Was Befriended By Wolves:
Legend about a Cree man betrayed by his jealous sister-in-law.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
How Rabbit Lost His Tail:
Children's book based on a Cherokee legend about the trickster Rabbit becoming jealous of Otter's fur coat.
Adopted by the Eagles Spotted Eagle and Black Crow:
Two illustrated children's books based on Sioux legends about a hunter betrayed by a jealous friend.
Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon:
Colorful picture book based on a Brazilian story about a jealous Vulture cracking the turtle Jabuti's shell.
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