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Kathlamet Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories

This is our collection of links to Kathlamet 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 Kathlamets, the traditional stories of related tribes like the Chinook and Maidu tribes are very similar.

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Kathlamet Mythological Figures

Bluejay (or Blue Jay): The trickster hero of Kathlamet mythology. Bluejay is generally a benevolent being who is helpful to humankind, but he is also extremely foolish and careless, and Kathlamet stories about him are often humorous or even slapstick in nature.

Kathlamet Indian Folklore

*The Story of Many Swans:
    A Kathlamet myth about the sun.

Recommended Books of Kathlamet Myths
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Kathlamet Texts:
    Collection of Kathlamet legends and stories.

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