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Native American River Mythology
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about rivers.
Native American River Gods and Spirits
Native American Legends About Rivers
Gluskabe and the Monster Frog:
How the culture hero Gluskabe created the Penobscot River to distribute water to all people.
The Lost Boy:
Delaware legend about a boy who married a river spirit.
The Creation of the World:
Gros Ventre myth about the first springs and streams coming from the Creator's tears.
Dotson'Sa, Great Raven Makes The World:
An Athabaskan myth telling how Raven made the first river.
Recommended Books of River Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
Go Home, River:
Children's book by an Alaska Native author illustrating an Inupiat child learning traditional lessons about the river.
Sacred Water: The Spiritual Source of Life The Waters of Life: The Facts and the Fables:
Two interesting books on the role of rivers and other water in world mythology and spirituality.
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