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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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