Native Languages of the Americas: Okanagan Legends and Traditional Stories
This is our collection of links to Okanagan and Sanpoil folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.
We have indexed our American Indian folklore 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 Okanagan tribe, the traditional stories of
the Thompson and other Salishan tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Okanagan legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
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The trickster hero of the Okanagan, Colville, and other Interior Salish tribes.
Coyote is foolish and boastful, and so Okanagan stories about him are often humorous in nature;
however, he is a well-meaning creature who usually acts for the good of humankind.