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Native American Stories About Promises
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about keeping promises.
Legends About Promises
The Poor Turkey Girl:
Zuni Indian fable about a girl who forgot her promise to the turkeys with disastrous results.
The Silver Pipe:
New England Indian legend about a greedy woman who learned to keep her promises to the dead.
The Hunter and the Owl:
Lenape legend about a man who forgot his promise to an owl.
Buffalo and Eagle Wing:
Blackfoot Indian legend about a broken promise to the buffaloes.
How Nighthawk Got His Fine Clothes:
Blackfoot story about Old-Man breaking his promise to a stone.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Raccoon's Last Race:
Children's book illustrating an Abenaki legend about Raccoon paying the price for boasting and breaking promises.
The Turkey Girl: A Zuni Cinderella Story:
Picture book telling a Zuni folktale about an orphan girl who learns a hard lesson about keeping her word.
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