Native Indian languages
Native American Eel Mythology
Eels do not play a very important role in Native American mythology, featuring most often as a food item.
Eel are sometimes used as clan animals in some Native American cultures, however. Tribes with
Eel Clans include the Cayuga, Onondaga, and Tuscarora. There is also a subclan of the Mohegan Turtle Clan
called the Yellow Eel Clan.
Native American Legends About Eels
The Legend Of The Tidal Bore:
Mi'kmaq legends about a giant eel monster whose battles muddied the river waters.
Recommended Books of Eel Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
Eels: An Exploration:
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Interesting book about the meaning of eels in world history and mythology, and their status today. Only a small portion
of this book deals with Native American stories (the majority of the mythology is Polynesian.)
Native American Animal Stories:
Great collection of American Indian tales about animals, told by Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac.
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