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Native American Stories About Responsibility

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

Legends About Responsibility

The Ants and the Katydids:
    Biloxi legend about two insects learning a harsh lesson about responsibility.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Mwakwa Talks to the Loon:
    Wonderful picture book illustrating a Cree legend about Loon teaching the people to hunt and fish responsibly.
Baby Rattlesnake:
    Charming picture book by a Chickasaw storyteller about a young rattlesnake learning responsibility.
Rabbit and the Well:
    Children's book based on a Cherokee legend about the irresponsible trickster Rabbit trying to steal water instead of working to build a well.
*The Growing Rock: A Native American Tale:
    Picture book based on a Miwok legend about a magical rock that teaches responsibility.
*Mouse Woman and the Mischief Makers * Mouse Woman and the Muddleheads * Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses :
    Lively retellings of three Haida legends about a mouse goddess who teaches the people proper behavior and responsibility.

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