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Native American Stories About Weaving
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about weaving.
Native American Weaving Gods and Spirits
Legends About Weaving
The Old Woman in the Cave:
Sioux legend about a woman weaving a magical rug that portends the end of the world.
How the Spider Came To Be:
Lenape legend about a weaver who was turned into a spider. (We suspect that this is not actually a traditional Lenape story
at all, but actually a Lenape retelling of the Greek myth of Arachne. Nonetheless it is a nice story.)
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
The Magic of Spider Woman:
Lovely picture book based on Navajo legends about Spider Woman and the art of rug weaving.
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