Native Languages of the Americas: Mono Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Mono folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.
We have indexed our American Indian myths 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 Monos, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Paiute and
Shoshone tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Mono story for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
(Ninitikati in the Mono language):
One of many fearsome man-eating monsters of Mono folklore. Ninitikati was once a human
(often a woman) who ate the flesh off her own bones during a famine, turning herself into
an undead spirit with an insatiable desire for eating humans.