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Native American Stories About Transformation

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

Legends About Transformation

When the Animals and Plants Were Created * Origin of the Tribes:
    Northwest Coast legends about a Transformer god turning people into animals and animals into people.
The Devil-Fish's Daughter:
    Tale of a Haida man who became an octopus.
*The Man Who Turned Into A Snake:
    Caddo legend about a man who became a snake after eating snake meat.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
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White Wolf Woman: Native American Transformation Myths:
    Interesting collection of legends from different tribes about humans transforming into animals and animals transforming into humans.
A Man Called Raven:
    Beautiful book by a Native author and artist illustrating a Northwest Coast legend about a man transformed into a raven.
Salmon Boy:
    Good Sechelt version of a classic Northwest Coast legend about a boy who becomes a salmon.
The Story of Jumping Mouse:
    Award-winning picture book based on a Native American story of a mouse transformed by his generosity.



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