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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.
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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