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Native Languages of the Americas:
Salinan Indian Legends

This is our collection of links to Salinan stories and folktales that can be read online. We have indexed our Native American 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 Salinans, the mythology of related tribes like the Chumash and Seri tribes are very similar.

Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Salinan legend for this page or think one of the ones on here should be removed, please let us know.

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Salinan Indian Folklore

*Salinan: Elders of the Land:
    Salinan creation myth, history, and religious traditions.
*The Headless Lady of Jolon:
    A Salinan ghost story.

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Additional Resources

 Salinan religion and expressive traditions
 The Religion of the Indians of California
 Books of Native American myths
 Native American religions
 California Native American Indians
 California culture area
 Hokan Indians
 Salinan culture
 Native American Indian groups



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