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Native American Rock Mythology
Stone is also used as a clan symbol in some Native American cultures. Tribes with Stone Clans
include the Hopi tribe and the Pueblo tribes.
Native American Rock Gods and Spirits
Stone Coats (Iroquois)
Native American Legends About Rocks
Nukumi and Fire:
Mi'kmaq legend about how an ancient rock became the first grandmother.
Spirit Rock The Legend of Spirit Rock:
Menominee legends about a man who wished for too much and was turned into a rock.
The Men Who Visited the Sun:
Potawatomi legend about the origin of the first stone.
The Rock People, Laurel People, and the Dogwood People:
Cherokee Indian legend telling of the three clans of Little People.
Chahnameed Squeezes the Stone:
Mohegan folktale about a trickster convincing people he could squeeze water from a stone.
Legend of the Haimoni Stone:
Pequot legends about a magic stone and the mythical prehistoric culture that made it.
Splinter Foot Girl:
Arapaho Indian legend telling how rocks became inanimate.
Bitter Spirit and the Stone:
Swampy Cree legend about a rock punishing the trickster hero for taunting it.
Buffalo and Eagle Wing:
Blackfoot Indian legend about the origin of rocks.
The Sacred Buffalo Stone The Buffalo Rock:
Blackfoot legends about iniskim, the magical buffalo stone.
Why Curlew Has A Crooked Bill How Nighthawk Got His Fine Clothes:
Blackfoot stories about Old-Man's hijinks getting him crushed by boulders.
Recommended Books of Rock Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
The Stone Cutter and the Navajo Maiden:
Lovely children's book about the importance of the sacred corn-grinding stone to Navajo culture.
Raccoon's Last Race:
Charming picture book illustrating an Abenaki legend about Raccoon unwisely picking a fight with a big rock.
The Growing Rock: A Native American Tale:
Picture book based on a Miwok legend about a magical rock that teaches responsibility.
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