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Native American Stories About Teasing

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

Legends About Teasing

Chipmunk and Bear:
    An Iroquois legend about Chipmunk being punished for his teasing.
*The Pretty Maiden * The Good Looking Woman:
    Lenape legends about a girl punished for insulting her suitors.
*Why the Cricket is Black:
    Mohegan folktale about Cricket's mocking behavior causing him to be burnt.
*Bitter Spirit and the Stone:
    Swampy Cree legend about a rock punishing the trickster hero for taunting it.
*Flying Wonder:
    Cree legend about three hunters who kill a spirit being for mocking and ill-treating their sister.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

How Chipmunk Got His Stripes:
    Picture book illustrating a Woodlands Indian legend about Chipmunk learning a lesson about teasing other animals.
Brother Wolf: A Seneca Tale:
    Picture book based on a Seneca legend about Wolf and Raccoon making up after teasing each other.

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