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Native American Stories About Wisdom
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about wisdom.
Legends About Wisdom
Nukumi and Fire:
Mi'kmaq story about the hero Kluskap adopting an old woman as his grandmother to learn from her wisdom.
The Last Track:
A Lenape wisdom story about beginnings and endings.
The Seven Wise Men:
Lenape myth about the origin of the Pleiades.
Which One Do You Feed?:
Lenape fable about wisdom battling with anger.
Grandmother's Creation Story:
Cree legend about the wisdom of the animals.
Faith The Cree Way:
Oral history from Cree elders about spirits of the dead returning to share wisdom with their loved ones.
Respect for the Elders:
Dene story passing on the wisdom of the elders.
The Wise Man's Big Bald Head:
Tejas legend about the origin of squash.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Pueblo Indian Wisdom: Native American Legends and Mythology:
A good collection of Pueblo Indian stories about the supernatural and the quest for understanding.
Enduring Wisdom: Sayings from Native Americans:
Profound picture book by two Native women collection wise words of Native Americans throughout history.
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