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Native American Stories About Kindness

Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about kindness.

Legends About Kindness

A Little Boy Who Brought Good Luck:
    Passamaquoddy story about a magical dog rewarding an old couple for their kindness.
*The Girl and the Chenoo:
    Passamaquoddy story about a girl whose hospitality and kindness turn an ice monster human.
*The Flying Canoe:
    Passamaquoddy story in which an old medicine woman gives wondrous gifts to a man who was kind to her.
*How The Rabbit Lost His Tail:
    In this Mi'kmaq version of the legend, Rabbit got his strange appearance doing kind deeds for his friend Weasel.
*The Coming of Corn:
    Sauk legend about the a corn goddess who rewards two hunters for their kindness.
*The Revenge of the Mountain Goats:
    Cree legend about a mountain goat spirit who repays a hunter for his kindness.
*Compassion:
    Oral history from a Cree elder illustrating the traditional value of kindness to elders.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

The Story of Jumping Mouse:
    Award-winning picture book based on a Native American story of a mouse rewarded for his kindness.



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