Native Languages of the Americas: Tillamook Indian Legends
This is our collection of links to Tillamook folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.
We have indexed our Indian 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 Tillamooks, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Cowlitz and
Chehalis tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Tillamook legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please contact us and let us know.
As'aiyahatl (South Wind, also spelled As-ai-yahal):
A Transformer figure, common to the mythology of many Northwest Coast tribes, who brought balance to the
world by using his powers to change people, animals, and the landscape into the forms they have today.