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Native American Stories About Witchcraft
Here is our collection of Native American legends and traditional stories about witchcraft.
Witchcraft Users in Native American Legends
Pains (California tribes)
Legends About Witchcraft
When My Uncle Was Bewitched:
Munsee story about a woman who used witchcraft to entrap a man.
How The Trappers Broke The Spell:
Maliseet story about a witch who cursed two young men with bad hunting luck.
Mi'kmaq story about a jilted lover who used witchcraft to turn a young woman into a terrible ice-monster.
A Witch Tale:
Maliseet story about an old woman who used witchcraft to punish a misbehaving child.
An Abenaki Witch Story The Lost Hunters:
Wabanaki stories about a ghost witch returning to life to prey on humans.
The Story of Winter Snow:
Potawatomi Indian legend about a winter wizard who turned two boys into snow.
The Man They Cannot Hold:
Lenape legend about an old woman who committed a murder by witchcraft, but died herself.
Thabeeszus, an Eehnkhanzee Medicine Man Moshquashies and the Witch:
Metis legends about witchcraft duels between medicine men and greedy witches.
Cree legend about a witch taking the form of a raven to take revenge on his inlaws.
Kichimitaw, the Great Shaman:
Audio recordings of a Cree elder relating a folktale about a shaman whose attempts to bewitch a young boy backfire.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Witchcraft and Sorcery of the American Native Peoples:
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Interesting book exploring witchcraft in the Americas and the difference between Native American witches and medicine people.
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