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Native American Stories About Lying

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

Legends About Lying

*How Rabbit Got His Long Ears:
    Maliseet legend about the trickster Rabbit being punished for lying.
*The Legend of Oochigeas * The Rough-Faced Girl * The Invisible One:
    Maliseet and Micmac variants of the French Cinderella story, in which the heroine is rewarded for her honesty
    while her sisters are humiliated for telling lies.
*How Lox Told A Lie:
    In this Wabanaki story Wolverine tries to deny an affair with his brother's wife, but the truth is revealed.
How The Deer Got His Horns:
    Cherokee legend about Rabbit losing a contest to Deer through his own dishonesty and poor sportsmanship.
*The False Bride-Groom:
    Gros Ventre legend about two women deserting their husband when they learn he had been lying to them.
*Coyote Gets Rich off the White Men * Coyote Shows How He Can Lie * Coyote and Wasichu:
    Humorous Plains Indian legends about the trickster Coyote schooling people in the art of lying.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Trickster: Native American Tales:
    Stories about tricks and lies told by Native American storytellers from many different tribes.

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