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Native American Night Mythology

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

Native American Night Gods and Spirits

*Cipelahq (Maliseet)
Ewaki (Bakairi)
Night People (Chehalis)
*Pomola (Penobscot)

Native American Legends About The Night

*The Master of Night:
    Menominee legend about a magical being called the Master of Night, who brings sleep to people.
*How Day and Night Came To Be:
    Salishan legend about Ant Woman winning daylight from the Creator.
*The Origin of Night and Day * The Legend of Rabbit and Owl * Possum Loses The Night:
    Algonquian legends in which Rabbit wins the right to control day and night.
*Gluskonba and the Snow-Bird:
    Abenaki legend explaining the origin of the day and night cycle.

Recommended Books of Night Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

Day and Night:
    Bilingual children's book illustrating a Navajo legend about how night and day began.
How Night Came To Be:
    Picture book based on a Brazilian Indian legend about the origin of the nighttime.
Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children:
    Excellent collection of Native legends about nighttime and the night sky, with teaching activities for classroom use.
On the Road of Stars: Native American Night Poems and Sleep Charms:
    Anthology of lullabies and night songs from many different tribes.
Owl Eyes:
    Picture book based on a light-hearted Mohawk legend about why owls fly by night.

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