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Native American Seed Mythology

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

Native American Seed Gods and Spirits

Ahola Kachina (Hopi)

Native American Legends About Seeds

Apache Indian Seed Story:
    Apache legend in which Turkey provides the people with the first corn and squash seeds.
*Snake-Woman Distributes Seeds:
    Caddo legend about how Snake-Woman brought seeds to the people.

Recommended Books of Seed Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

Rabbit Plants the Forest:
    Picture book illustrating a Cherokee legend about Rabbit helping Saloli the squirrel plant seeds.
Native Plant Stories:
    Excellent collection of Native American stories about plant spirits, by Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac.
Native American Food Plants:
    Comprehensive book on the names and traditional uses of food plants throughout Native North America.

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