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Native American Poison Mythology

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

Native American Poison Gods and Spirits

*Uktena (Cherokee)

Native American Legends About Poison

How Poison Came into the World:
    Choctaw legend about the origin of poison.
How the Rattlesnake Learned to Bite:
    Pima legend about the origins of poison, death, and fire.
*Coyote Challenges the Snake:
    Caddo legend about Snake's poison helping him to win a fight with Coyote.

Recommended Books of Poison Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
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Soft Child:
    Children's book illustrating a Southwest Indian legend about how rattlesnakes became poisonous.

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