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Native American Stories About Tails
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about tails.
Legends About Tails
Why Opossum's Tail is Bare Opossum's Pretty Tail:
Native American legends about a vain opossum losing his beautiful tail.
Fox Plays a Trick How the Bear Lost His Tail:
Algonquian legends about animals being tricked into trapping their tails in the ice.
How the Beaver Got His Tail:
Ojibwe legend about Beaver's flat tail.
The Legend of the Dog Tails Why Dogs Sniff Each Other:
Humorous Algonquian folktales about the tails of dogs.
Beaver and Muskrat:
Menominee legend about Beaver stealing Muskrat's tail.
Rabbit's Wish For Snow:
Narragansett legend about how Rabbit got his unusual shape.
Turkey Buzzard and the Sun:
Lenape legend explaining how opossums got their hairless tails.
Coyote Goes Fishing:
Caddo legend about a man who takes revenge on Coyote by trapping his tail in the ice.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
The Opossum's Tale:
Children's book illustrating a Cherokee legend about how the possum got his scaly tail.
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