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Native American Thankfulness Mythology

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

Native American Thankfulness Gods and Spirits

Native American Legends About Thankfulness

Indian Summer * Nibunalnoba, the Indian Summer:
    Abenaki-Penobscot legends about the gift of "Indian Summer" and how it reminds the people to be thankful.
The Badger and the Bear:
    Lakota legend about an unthankful bear punished for turning on a badger family that had helped him in his time of need.
*Corn Mother:
    Legend about how the Lenapes learning to be thankful for the corn.
*The Warrior and the Eagle:
    Lenape legend about an eagle-catcher learning to be thankful for nature's gifts.
*The First Winter:
    Nipmuc myth about the Great Spirit creating winter to punish people who did not offer thanks.

Recommended Books of Thankfulness Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

Brother Wolf: A Seneca Tale:
    Picture book based on a Seneca legend about Wolf giving the birds their colors in thanks for a favor they did him.

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