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Native American Stories About Violence
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about violence.
Native American Violence Spirits
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Legends About Violence
The Badger and the Bear:
Lakota legend about a greedy and violent bear punished for turning on a badger who had shared food with him in his time of need.
Weasel in the Hen House:
Lenape story explaining why weasels are bloodthirsty.
The Rolling Head Case of the Severed Head:
Cheyenne legends in which a man's violent murder of his adulterous wife creates a horrible monster.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Children's book illustrating a Southwest Indian legend about Rattlesnake learning to defend himself against violent neighbors.
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