Native Languages of the Americas: Siuslaw Legends and Traditional Stories
This is our collection of links to Siuslaw folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.
We have indexed our Native American 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 the Siuslaw tribe, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the
Alsea are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Siuslaw legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please contact us and let us know.
Coyote is the trickster figure of the Takelma tribe. As in other Northwestern mythology, Takelma coyote stories range
from light-hearted tales of mischief and buffoonery to more serious legends about the nature of the world.