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Native American Summer Mythology

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

Native American Summer Gods and Spirits

*Miochin (Pueblo)
*Ne-bin (Algonquin)
*Nonoma (Cheyenne)
*The Thunderbird (Arapaho)

Native American Legends About Summer

How Glooscap Found Summer * How Glooskap Found The Summer:
    Wabanaki legends about the origin of the seasons.
Indian Summer * Nibunalnoba, the Indian Summer:
    Abenaki-Penobscot legends about the origins of "Indian summer," the brief recurrence of summer-like weather before the snows fall.
*Indian Superstitions And Legend:
    An excerpt from Potawatomi author Simon Pokagon's autobiography, including a legend about the four season sisters.

Recommended Books of Summer Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

How the Summer Season Came:
    A good collection of Assiniboine legends including the story of how summer was brought to the earth.
How Coyote Stole The Summer:
    Picture book illustrating a Shoshone legend about the origin of summer.
The Summer Solstice:
    Children's book describing summer folklore and ceremonies around the world, including Native North America.



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