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Native American Season Mythology

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

Native American Season Gods and Spirits


Native American Legends About The Seasons

How Glooscap Found Summer: * How Glooskap Found The Summer:
    Wabanaki legends about the origin of the seasons.
*Indian Superstitions And Legend:
    An excerpt from Potawatomi author Simon Pokagon's autobiography, including a legend about the four season sisters.
*How Fisher Went to the Skyland:
    Ojibwe legend about how the seasons came to be.
The First-Born Sons Play Ball * Loon Loses A Lacrosse Game:
    Two versions of an Ojibwa legend about why some birds migrate with the seasons.
*The Hunting of the Great Bear:
    Cayuga legend about the Big Dipper and the changing of the seasons.

Recommended Books of Season Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
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Spring Salmon, Hurry to Me! The Seasons of Native California:
    Excellent collection of California Indian legends, stories, and songs about the seasons.
Four Seasons of Corn * Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux * The Navajo Year * Washoe Seasons of Life * Baby Learns About Seasons:
    Children's books illustrating Native American life through the seasons.
How Coyote Stole The Summer:
    Children's book illustrating a Shoshone legend about the origin of the seasons.
Weather Legends: Native American Lore and Science of Weather:
    Collection of weather myths from various tribes, including a chapter on the seasons.

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