Native Languages of the Americas: Sarcee Legends and Traditional Stories
This is our collection of links to Sarcee and traditional stories that can be read online.
We have indexed our 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 Sarcee, the mythology of
neighboring tribes like the
Chipewyan and Stoney are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Sarcee legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please contact us and let us know.
Old Man (Xalitsa or Halitsa in Sarcee, sometimes also known as
Halitsa-tsinna or Chutigha):
Creator and culture hero of the Sarcee tribe. Old Man is a benign character who does many good deeds for the people, but unlike the creator
gods of most other Athabaskan tribes, he is also a trickster figure who features in many humorous stories in which he behaves in undignified and