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Native Languages of the Americas:
Tolowa Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Tolowa stories and folktales 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 Tolowa mythology, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Tututni and
Umpqua tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Tolowa story for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
The Flood and the Theft of Fire:
Tolowa legend about the beginnings of the world.
Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest:
Online book about Southwest and California Indian mythology.
Mythology of the California Tribes:
Early 20th-century collection of Tolowa and other California Indian legends.
Recommended Books on Tolowa Myth
Surviving Through the Days: Translations of Native California Stories and Songs:
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Anthology of myths and traditional literature from the Tolowa and other Native California tribes.
Tolowa religion and expressive traditions
The Religion of the Indians of California
Indian religion and beliefs
California Native American
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History about Native Americans
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