Native Languages of the Americas: Tenino Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Tenino stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have indexed our Native American folklore section
by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same
story 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 Tenino, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Umatilla and
Yakima tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Tenino legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Pah-ho-ho Klah (Ground People):
In Tenino stories, the Pah-ho-ho Klah are mythical little people of the mountains.
They are usually invisible, but catching sight of one or following the sound
of their eerie songs can cause humans to go insane.