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Native American Night Mythology
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about the night.
Native American Night Gods and Spirits
Night Owl (Maliseet)
Night People (Chehalis)
Native American Legends About The Night
The Master of Night:
Menominee legend about a magical being called the Master of Night, who brings sleep to people.
How Day and Night Came To Be:
Salishan legend about Ant Woman winning daylight from the Creator.
The Origin of Night and Day The Legend of Rabbit and Owl Possum Loses The Night:
Algonquian legends in which Rabbit wins the right to control day and night.
Gluskonba and the Snow-Bird:
Abenaki legend explaining the origin of the day and night cycle.
Recommended Books of Night Stories from Native American Myth and Legend
Day and Night:
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Bilingual children's book illustrating a Navajo legend about how night and day began.
How Night Came To Be:
Picture book based on a Brazilian Indian legend about the origin of the nighttime.
Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children:
Excellent collection of Native legends about nighttime and the night sky, with teaching activities for classroom use.
On the Road of Stars: Native American Night Poems and Sleep Charms:
Anthology of lullabies and night songs from many different tribes.
Picture book based on a light-hearted Mohawk legend about why owls fly by night.
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