Native Languages of the Americas: Thompson Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Thompson stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have indexed our American Indian folklore 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 Thompson mythology, the traditional stories of
the Okanagan and other Salishan tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Thompson legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
The trickster hero of Thompson Indian mythology.
Coyote is foolish and boastful, and so Thompson stories about him are often humorous in nature;
however, he is a well-meaning creature who usually acts for the good of humankind.