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Native American Stories About Rudeness
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about rudeness.
Legends About Rudeness
How Glooskap Changed Saucy Indians into Rattlesnakes:
Passamaquoddy folktale about the culture hero punishing insolent men by turning them into rattlesnakes.
The Mother of Serpents:
Passamaquoddy story about a witch who cursed a woman who was rude to her.
The Merry Tales of Lox, The Mischief-Maker:
A long Wabanaki epic about Lox the Wolverine, including Lox being repeatedly killed for his insulting mockery and rudeness.
Chipmunk and Bear:
An Iroquois legend about Chipmunk being punished for his rudeness.
An Opossum Becomes Disliked Because of His Pretty Tail:
Fox Indian legend about an opossum punished for his pride and rude behavior.
The Pretty Maiden The Good Looking Woman:
Lenape legends about a girl punished for being rude to her suitors.
The Offended Heron:
Algonquin Indian legend about a heron's revenge on a wolf who was rude to him.
The Stubborn Girl:
Lenape legend about a young girl punished for being rude to a dog.
The Seagull and the Whiskey Jacks:
Chapleau Cree story about seagulls becoming disliked for their rude behavior.
Bitter Spirit and the Stone:
Swampy Cree legend about a rock punishing the trickster hero for calling it names.
Cipayak, the Northern Lights:
Cree legend about a disobedient youth who offended the Northern Lights.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Turtle's Race With Beaver:
Lively picture book illustrating a Seneca legend about Beaver learning a lesson about being rude to other animals.
How Chipmunk Got His Stripes:
Another good picture book illustrating a Woodlands Indian legend about Chipmunk being punished for his rudeness to Bear.
Raccoon's Last Race:
Children's book illustrating an Abenaki legend about Raccoon paying the price for his rudeness and untrustworthiness.
The Frog Princess:
Picture book of a Tlingit folktale about a rude and haughty girl who ended up marrying a frog.
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