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Native American Stories About Self-Defense

Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about defending oneself.

Legends About Self-Defense

How the Rattlesnake Learned to Bite:
    Pima legend about Rattlesnake learning self-defense.
*Why the Porcupine has Quills:
    Chippewa Indian legend about Porcupine learning to defend himself.
    Oral history from a Dene elder about a fisherman standing up for himself and his family.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
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Soft Child:
    Children's book illustrating a Southwest Indian legend about Rattlesnake learning to defend himself against bullies.

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