What's new on our site today!
Native Languages of the Americas:
Nuxalk/Bella Coola Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Nuxalk stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have indexed our Indian 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 Nuxalks, the traditional stories of
neighboring tribes like the Kwakiutl and
Heiltsuk tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Nuxalk legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Raven is the culture hero of Bella Coola mythology.
He is a revered and benevolent transformer character who helps the people and shapes their world for them,
but at the same time, he is also a trickster spirit and many Bella Coola stories about Raven have to do with
his frivolous or poorly thought out behavior getting him into trouble.
An overview of Nuxalk and other Northwest Coast Indian storytelling and myth.
The Story of the Haw-haw:
Video of a Nuxalk story being told in both Nuxalk and English.
The Man Who Acted As The Sun:
Bella Coola legends about the sun's child.
The Child and the Cannibal:
Bella Coola legend about a magical boy who defeats a man-eating monster.
The Sun Tests His Son-In-Law:
Bella Coola Indian legend about Salmon Boy and the daughter of the Sun.
Tales of the Bella Coola Boqs:
Bella Coola myths about the Bigfoot-like woods monster Boqs.
The Mythology Of The Bella Coola Indians:
Collection of Nuxalk legends and traditional stories.
Salish Myths and Legends:
Anthology of legends from the Bella Coola and other Salish tribes.
Nuxalk religion and expressive traditions
Bella Coola words
Books of Native American myths
Indian tribes of Canada
Native Northwest Coast
Northwest Native American art
Bella Coola culture
Native Americans people
Back to the Names of American Indian gods
Back to the Amerind languages homepage
Read some American Indian poetry
American Indian jewelry
American Indian name
American Indian words
Would you like to help support our organization's work with the Nuxalk Indian language?
Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2015 Contacts and FAQ page