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Native Languages of the Americas:
Lillooet Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories

This is our collection of links to Lillooet folktales and traditional stories that can be read online. We have indexed our Native American stories section by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same legend are often told by American Indians from different tribes, especially if those tribes are kinfolk or neighbors to each other. In particular, though these legends come from the Lillooets, the traditional stories of related tribes like the Shuswap and Thompson tribes are very similar.

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Important Lillooet Mythological Figures

Coyote: The trickster hero of the Lillooet and other Interior Salish tribes. Coyote is foolish and boastful, and so Lillooet stories about him are often humorous in nature; however, he is a well-meaning creature who usually acts for the good of humankind.

Lillooet Indian Stories

*Story of the Man in the Moon:
    Lillooet legend about three proud frog sisters.

Recommended Books on Lillooet Mythology

People of the Land: Legends of the Four Host First Nations:
    Collection of Lillooet and other British Columbia Native legends and stories.
Salish Myths and Legends:
    Anthology of legends and traditional stories from the Lillooet and other Salish tribes.

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Additional Resources

 Lillooet religion and expressive traditions
 Books of Native American myth
 Native beliefs
 First Nations of Canada
 Plateau Indians
 Salishan Indians
 Lillooet culture
 Native peoples



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