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Native American Tornado Mythology

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

Native American Tornado Gods and Spirits

*Cyclone Person (Shawnee)
*Dagwanoenyent (Iroquois)
Whirlwind Woman (Arikara)

Native American Legends About Tornados

Coyote and the Whirlwind:
    Caddo legend about the origin of tornados and why death is permanent.
*Shawnee Mythology:
    Article on Shawnee oral traditions including stories about Cyclone Person and the Four Winds.
* The Power Of The Cyclone:
    Caddo legend about a boy who received tornado powers.

Recommended Books of Tornado Stories from Native American Myth and Legend

Weather Legends: Native American Lore and Science of Weather:
    Collection of weather myths from various tribes, including a chapter on tornados.



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