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Native American Wise Women of Myth and Legend

Native American Wise Women from the Mythology of Various Tribes

Fox Woman (Ojibwe/Cree wise woman)
Grandmother Woodchuck (Wabanaki wise woman)
Ioi (Chinook wise woman)
Kokomthena (Shawnee wise woman)
Koyangwuti (Hopi wise woman)
Mouse Woman (Haida wise woman)
Nokomis (Anishinabe wise woman)
Nukumi (Mi'kmaq wise woman)
Spider Woman (Navajo wise woman)
Squanet (Wampanoag wise woman)

Native American Wise Woman Stories

Grandmother Woodchuck * Nukumi and Fire * The Coming of Nukumi * Gluscabi and the Wind Eagle * How Glooskap Stole Tobacco:
    Wabanaki Indian stories about the wise grandmother of the culture hero Glooscap.
*The Flying Canoe:
    Passamaquoddy Indian story in which a wise old woman gives wondrous gifts to a man who was kind to her.
Iyash and Old Lady Fox:
    Severn Ojibwe legend about a hero passing a strange test to earn the advice of a wise Fox-Woman.
    Epic legend about a young man whose wise grandmothers help him to find his missing wife.
*The Old Woman of the Spring:
    Legend of a spirit woman who helped the Cheyennes through a famine.

Recommended Books about Wise Women in Native American Mythology
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*Mouse Woman and the Mischief Makers * Mouse Woman and the Muddleheads * Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses :
    Lively retellings of three Haida Indian legends about the wise spirit Mouse Woman.
Wise Women: Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World:
    A good collection of children's stories about wise women in world mythology, including Native American tales.

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