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Native Languages of the Americas:
Seminole Legends, Myths, and Stories

This is our collection of links to Seminole folktales and traditional stories that can be read online. We have indexed our American Indian legends 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 Seminole mythology, the traditional stories of related tribes like the Muskogee and Choctaw are very similar.

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

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Seminole Mythological Figures

Trickster Rabbit (Chufe, Chufi, Cokfi, or Chokfee): Rabbit is the trickster figure of Seminole Indian legends.

Breathmaker: The great Creator god of the Seminole tribe.

Little Giver: Corn spirit of the Seminoles.

Stikini: Dreadful owl-witches of Seminole legend.

Long-Ears: Wolf-like monster from Seminole folklore.

Seminole Indian Folklore

*Seminole Creation Story:
    Miccosukee and Seminole legends about the creation of the earth.
*Origin of the Seminole clans:
    Seminole legends about the creation of the animals.
*Men Visit the Sky:
    Seminole legend about men transformed into angels.
*The Milky Way:
    Hitchiti and Seminole stories about astronomy and weather.
*The White Potato Clan:
    Seminole legend about the Creator's gift to clanless children.
*Myths and Tales of the Southeastern Indians:
    Collection of traditional stories from the Seminole Creek and other Muskogean tribes.

Recommended Books of Seminole Legends

Legends of the Seminoles:
    Anthology of traditional Seminole stories.
Southeastern Native American Legends:
    Book comparing the traditional stories of the Seminole and other Southeast tribes.

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Additional Resources

 The Green Corn Dance
 Books of Native American legends
 Native American religion
 Seminole words
 Florida Indian tribes
 Southeastern Native culture
 Muskogean languages
 Native American tribe

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