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Native American Legends and Stories About Music

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

Native American Music Spirits

Native American Music Stories

*The Owl Husband:
    Stories from several Native American tribes about the power of flute music to charm women.
*The Story of the Drum:
    Abenaki story about the origin and importance of the sacred drum.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Drumbeat, Heartbeat:
    Excellent children's book about the importance of music, dancing and powwows to Native American culture.
Love Flute:
    Picture book illustrating the story of how the elks brought the first courting flute to the Sioux.
The Story of Blue Elk:
    Another children's book about the origin of love flutes, this one from the Pueblo tribes of the Southwest.



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