Native Languages of the Americas: Pomo Indian Legends
This is our collection of links to Pomo folktales and traditional stories 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 Pomos, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Miwok and
Wappo tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Pomo legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please contact us and let us know.
The culture hero of the Pomo tribe. In some tales, Coyote
plays the mischievous trickster role common in California Indian folklore, but in others, he is a more
serious protagonist who creates human beings and teaches them the arts of civilization.