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Native American Sky Mythology
The Sky is also used as a clan symbol in some Native American cultures. Tribes with Sky Clans
include the Ottawa tribe (whose Sky Clan is named Gizhik).
Native American Sky Gods and Spirits
The Above People (Blackfoot)
Morning Star (many tribes)
Sky Chief (Caddo)
Sky Woman (Iroquois)
The Star-Boy (Blackfoot)
The Thunder-Bird (Plains and Western tribes)
Native American Legends About the Sky
One Who Walks All Over The Sky Walks-All-Over-The-Sky:
Tsimshian myth about the origin of the night sky.
How Fisher Went to the Sky Land:
Ojibwe legend about the Big Dipper.
Algon and the Sky-Girl:
Algonquin legend of a man who married one of the Sky People.
When Tcikabis Trapped The Sun:
An Atikamekw legend about the trickster Tcikabis visiting the sky.
The Girl Who Climbed to the Sky The Girl Enticed to the Sky:
Arapaho legends about a woman who married a sky spirit.
A similar Cheyenne story about a woman who climbed to the sky world and gave birth to a star hero.
Splinter Foot Girl:
Arapaho Indian legend about a mythical girl and her family who escape to the sky and become stars.
The Quillwork Girl and her Seven Brothers:
A related Cheyenne myth about a girl and her brothers who escape a monster buffalo to live in the sky.
Coyote Regulates Life After Death:
Caddo legend about the sky world and the afterlife.
Recommended Books of Sky Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children:
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Excellent collection of Native legends about the night sky, with teaching activities for classroom use.
Coyote and the Sky:
Charming children's book by a Pueblo author illustrating a traditional legend about the origin of the sky.
How The Stars Fell Into The Sky:
Another attractive picture book illustrating a Navajo version of the myth about the creation of the night sky.
Whale in the Sky:
Picture book based on a Northwest Coast legend about how Whale came to live in the ocean.
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