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Native American Stories About Being A Good Provider
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about providing for one's family.
Legends About Being A Good Provider
Turtle Gets A Whale:
Maliseet legend in which bumbling Uncle Turtle tries to learn how to provide for his family, with many entertaining mishaps.
The Lazy Rabbit:
Mi'kmaq legend in which Rabbit learns to be a better provider for his family and guests.
The Hungry Fox and the Boastful Suitor:
Iroquois legend about Fox making a fool out of a man who is too full of himself to be a good provider.
Frog and Rabbit:
Cree folktale in which Owl frightens Rabbit into providing meat to his wife as he should.
The Badger and the Bear:
Lakota legend about a hard-working provider defended from a villainous bear by a spirit warrior.
How the Indians Obtained Dogs:
Cree story about a hunter trying to provide for his family who received the gift of the first dog.
Blood Clot Boy Kut-o'-yis:
Blackfoot legends about a man punished for refusing to provide for his parents-in-law.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
The Sea Monster's Secret:
Picture book based on Tlingit legends about a man who turns into a sea monster in order to feed his village.
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