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Native American Medicine Men of Myth and Legend

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

Legendary Native American Medicine Men

Gwelab'hot (Wabanaki)
Pains (California tribes)
Sweet Medicine (Cheyenne)

Native American Medicine Man Stories

*Arrowhead Finger:
    Penobscot Indian story about Gwelab'hot, the Father of Medicine, and his mother.
*Origin of the Medicine Man:
    Passamaquoddy myth about the first Indian medicine man.
*How Medicine Man Resurrected Buffalo:
    Arapaho legend about a medicine man who saved his people from starvation.
*The Great Medicine Dance:
    Cheyenne tale about the Creator teaching a medicine man the mysteries of the Sundance.
*The Origin Of The Medicine-Men:
    Caddo legends about the first medicine men and their powers.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Voices of Earth and Sky:
    Book of Native American legends from several tribes about medicine men and heroes on sacred quests.

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