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Native Languages of the Americas:
Siuslaw Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Siuslaw stories and folktales 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 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.
Pelican and Seagull:
Siuslaw legend telling how Seagull cam to live by the shore.
The Siuslaw Storybook: First Storybook of Siuslaw Indian Fables:
Collection of traditional Siuslaw stories.
Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country:
Excellent collection of folklore from the Siuslaw and other Oregon tribes.
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