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Native Languages of the Americas:
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.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Kathlamet legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
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.
The Story of Many Swans:
A Kathlamet myth about the sun.
Recommended Books of Kathlamet Myths
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Collection of Kathlamet legends and stories.
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American Indian folklore books
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