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Native American Snow Mythology

Snow is also used as a clan symbol in some Native American cultures. Tribes with Snow Clans include the Hopi tribe (whose Snow Clan is named Nuvangyam or Nuva-wungwa) and the Miami tribe.

Native American Snow Gods and Spirits

*Bemola
Nuvak'china (Hopi)

Native American Legends About Snow

*Pamola, A Penobscot Legend:
    Penobscot stories about the snow bird Pamola.
*The Story of Winter Snow:
    Potawatomi Indian legend about a winter wizard who turned two boys into snow.
*Rabbit's Wish For Snow:
    Narragansett legend about how Rabbit caused a snowfall.
*Porcupine's Revenge:
    Menominee legend about Porcupine punishing two disrespectful girls by calling a blizzard to freeze them.
*Snow Boy:
    Lenape myth about a magical winter child.

Recommended Books of Snow Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

Rabbit's Wish For Snow:
    Picture book by a Narragansett author about Rabbit getting himself into trouble by creating snow.
Weather Legends: Native American Lore and Science of Weather:
    Collection of weather myths from various tribes, including a chapter on snow.



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