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Native American Storm Mythology

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

Native American Storm Gods and Spirits

*Animiki (Ojibwe)
*Cyclone Man (Shawnee/Lenape)
*Dahu (Hidatsa)
*Binesi (Anishinabe)
*Chequa (Potawatomi)
*Half-Way People (Mi'kmaq)
*Heno (Iroquois)
*Huhuk (Pawnee)
*Kaqtukaq (Mi'kmaq)
*Pamola (Penobscot)
*Petak (Wabanaki)
*Thunder Being (Lenape)
*Thunderbird (Plains and Western tribes)
*Thunderer (Sioux)
*The Thunders (Iroquois)
*Village Boy and Wild Boy (Caddo)

Native American Legends About Storms

Gluscabi and the Wind Eagle * Why We Need Wind * The Bird whose Wings Made the Wind:
    Wabanaki stories in which Gluskabe tries to stop the wind from blowing and learns a lesson about the world.
*Shawnee Mythology:
    Article on Shawnee oral traditions including stories about Cyclone Person and the Four Winds.
*Humility:
    Oral history from a Cree elder about a storm punishing a hunter for killing pelicans recklessly.
*The Sacred Weed:
    Blackfoot legends about a hailstorm punishing four medicine men who refused to share the gift of tobacco.
*Coyote and Cloud:
    Achumawi legend about how Cloud brough storms to the world.
* The Power Of The Cyclone:
    Caddo legend about a boy who received storm powers.

Recommended Books of Storm Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

Storm Maker's Tipi:
    Picture book based on a Blackfoot legend about the origin of tepees and storm medicine.
How Thunder and Lightning Came to Be:
    Picture book based on a Choctaw legend about the origin of thunder and lightning.
Weather Legends: Native American Lore and Science of Weather:
    Collection of weather myths from various tribes, including a chapter on storms.



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