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Native American Seed Mythology

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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