Native Languages of the Americas: Slavey Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Slavey stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have indexed our Native American mythology 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 Slaveys, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Chipewyan and
Beaver tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Slavey story for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Also known as the Transformer or Wise One, Beaver Man is a heroic monster-slayer in Slavey folklore.
Frequently he uses his cleverness rather than his strength to defeat his enemies,
at which point he either kills them or transforms them into something harmless.