Native Languages of the Americas: Walla Walla Legends and Traditional Stories
This is our collection of links to Walla Walla folktales and traditional stories that can be read online.
We have indexed our American Indian legends 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 Walla Wallas, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Umatilla and
Cayuse tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Walla Walla legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please contact us and let us know.
Coyote is the trickster figure of the Walla Walla tribe. As in other Plateau Indian mythology,
Walla Walla stories about Coyote range
from light-hearted tales of mischief and buffoonery to more serious legends about the nature of the world.