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Native American Stories About Stinginess

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

Legends About Stinginess

The Badger and the Bear:
    Lakota legend of a badger whose hospitality is abused by an aggressive and stingy bear, until a spirit warrior delivers justice.
*Kamaisani, the stingy one:
    South American Indian legend about a woman whose family ostracized her for her stinginess.
*Grasshopper and the Origin of Tobacco:
    Menominee Indian legend in which Manabush punishes the stingy Grasshopper.
*Blood Clot Boy * Kut-o'-yis:
    Blackfoot legends about a stingy man punished for refusing to provide for his parents-in-law.
*Blue Jay And Lizard And The Grizzly-Bears:
    California Indian legend about the destruction of a family of stingy grizzly bears.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Heetunka's Harvest:
    Children's storybook based on a Dakota Indian legend of a stingy woman punished for stealing from the bean mice.

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