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Native American Stories About Spirituality

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

Native American Spiritual Beings

Bad Spirit (Iroquois)
Good Spirit (Iroquois)
*Mising (Lenape)
Orenda (Huron)
*Spirit Guide (many tribes)

Legends About Spirituality

*Waoniska: The Making of a Great Warrior:
    Potawatomi legend about a young man who learned the importance of dream fasting.
*Grandmother's Creation Story:
    Cree legend about the origin of spirit animals.
*Faith * The Cree Way:
    Oral history from Cree elders about spirits of the dead returning to share wisdom with their loved ones.
    Oral history from a Cree elder illustrating the traditional values of spirituality and faith.
*The Great Medicine Dance:
    Cheyenne tale about the Creator teaching a medicine man the mysteries of the Sundance.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
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The Story of Jumping Mouse:
    Award-winning picture book based on a Native American story of a mouse going on a spiritual quest.

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