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Native American Legends and Stories About Wishing

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

Native American Wish Spirits

Native American Wish Stories

*Gluskonba and the Four Wishes * The First Pine Trees * The Fearful Warrior * Glooskap Grants Three Wishes
    The Sun's Wishes * Spirit Rock * The Legend of Spirit Rock:
    Algonquian legends in which the culture hero grants the wishes of different people, but careless or greedy wishes turn out badly for the wisher.
*The Legend of Spirit Rock:
    Menominee legend about a man who wished for too much and was turned into a rock.
*The Girls Who Wished to Marry Stars * Women Who Married Star Husbands:
    Chippewa and Micmac Indian legends about two girls who live to regret their wishes coming true.
The Men Who Visited the Sun:
    Potawatomi legend about a group of men who ask the Sun to grant their wishes.
*Rabbit's Wish For Snow:
    Narragansett legend about how Rabbit getting into trouble with a careless wish.
*The Snake With Big Feet:
    Blackfoot legend about the Sun granting a snake's wish to become human.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Gluskabe and the Four Wishes * Nanobosho Grants A Wish:
    Children's books based on Native American legends where four people are granted wishes, but not all their wishes turn out as they hoped.
Rabbit's Wish For Snow:
    Picture book by a Narragansett author about Rabbit becoming stuck by wishing for snow.

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