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Native Languages of the Americas:
Catawba Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Catawba stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have indexed our American Indian myths and 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 Catawba, the mythology of
related tribes like the
Cherokee are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Catawba legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
Mischievous, dwarf-like nature spirits of Catawba folklore. Yehasuri are not generally
dangerous creatures, but the tricks they play can sometimes be destructive, and they were
sometimes used as bogeymen to warn children away from bad behavior.
Catawba Little People:
Catawba stories and traditions about the Yehasuri.
Recommended Books on Catawba Myth
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Collection of Catawba story texts.
Books of Native American lore
Native American beliefs
Catawba Indian nation
South Carolina tribes
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