Native Languages of the Americas: Yupik Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Yupik stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have indexed our Native American stories 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 Yupiks, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Aleut and
Inuit are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Yupik legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Raven is a culture hero of the Yu'pik and other Native Alaskan tribes.
He is a benevolent transformer character who helps the people and shapes their world for them,
but at the same time, he is also a trickster spirit and many Yupik stories about Raven have to do with
his frivolous or poorly thought out behavior getting him into trouble.