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Native American Herb Mythology
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about herbs.
Herb Mythology In Various Tribes
Legends about achiote
Legends about agave
Legends about bloodroot
Legends about caapi
Legends about cedar
Legends about chicory
Legends about chocolate
Legends about copal
Legends about coneflowers
Legends about cottonwood
Legends about dandelions
Legends about ferns
Legends about fir trees
Legends about juniper
Legends about lavender
Legends about mugwort
Legends about oak
Legends about osha root
Legends about sage
Legends about spruce
Legends about stinging nettles
Legends about sweetgrass
Legends about tobacco
Legends about yarrow
Legends about yerba santa
Legends about yew
Legends about yucca
Native American Herb Gods and Spirits
Sweet Root (Cheyenne)
Native American Legends About Herbs
Penobscot legend about a medicine spirit child born from a swallowed herb.
How Bear Became Keeper of the Medicines:
Mi'kmaq legend about Bear's journey to bring healing herbs to the people.
The Gift of Tobacco:
Abenaki myth about the origins of tobacco as a medicine plant.
Audio recordings of a Cree elder relating traditional beliefs about herbalism.
The Sacred Weed A Tobacco Legend:
Blackfoot legends about the gift of the sacred herb tobacco.
Recommended Books of Herb Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
Native Plant Stories:
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Excellent collection of Native American folklore about plants and herbs, by Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac.
Song of the Seven Herbs:
Native American stories for kids about the meaning of various Native American herbs and flowers.
Plants of Power: Native American Ceremony and the Use of Sacred Plants:
Interesting book about the importance of herbs and native plants to traditional Native American spirituality.
Herbalogy of North America:
Encyclopedia of American Indian herbs and what they have historically been used for.
Nature's Weeds, Native Medicine:
Book by a part-Native American woman on the various tribal traditions regarding native herbs.
Native American Medicinal Plants:
Comprehensive book on the names and traditional uses of herbs throughout Native North America.
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