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Native American Stories About Sacrifice

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

Native American Gods and Spirits of Sacrifice

Iriria (Bribri)

Legends About Sacrifice

*Waynaboozhoo and the Great Flood:
    The Ojibwe creation story, in which Mudhen (Coot) sacrifices himself to create the earth.
*The Abenaki Emergence * Corn Mother * How First Mother Saved the Penobscot:
    Father of Indian Corn * Mon-Daw-Min * The Legend of Indian Corn:
    Woodland Indian legends from several tribes about corn spirits sacrificing themselves to feed the people.
*Rainbow Crow * Mānāka'has:
    Lenape myths about Crow's sacrifice to bring fire to the people.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Maiden of the Mist: A Legend of Niagara Falls:
    Children's book based on the Seneca legend of a brave girl who sacrificed herself to save her people.
Rainbow Crow:
    Picture book based on a Lenape legend about Crow sacrificing his looks to help his friends.



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