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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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