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Native American Stories About War

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

Native American War Gods and Spirits

Mokat (Cahuilla)

Native American Legends About War

*The Grasshopper War:
    Lenape folktale about a war started for a frivolous reason.
*The First War Party:
    Caddo legend about Chief Morning Star and the origin of war.
*The Lame Warrior:
    Story of an Arapaho man rescued from an enemy war party by a skeletal visitor.
*Crow Necklace And His Medicine Ceremony:
    Interesting story of a warrior's conflicting loyalties between his birth tribe and the tribe who raised him.
*The Death of Head Chief and Young Mule:
    Cheyenne story about the death of a 19th-century warrior.
*Legend of the Crazy Dog Society:
    Blackfoot myth about magical Little People who teach powerful war medicine to a brave boy.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Field Mouse Goes to War:
    The story of the Hopi hero Warrior Mouse, with illustrations by a Hopi artist.
Spotted Eagle and Black Crow:
    Children's book based on Sioux legends about a disloyal friend who finds redemption through a brave death in battle.



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