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Molale Indian Legends and Stories (Molalla)

This is our collection of links to Molale stories and folktales that can be read online. We have indexed our Native American myth section by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same story 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 Molale, the traditional stories of related tribes like the Klamath and Chinook tribes are very similar.

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Important Molale Mythological Figures

Coyote. Coyote is the trickster figure of the Molale tribe. As in other Plateau Indian mythology, Molale coyote stories range from light-hearted tales of mischief and buffoonery to more serious legends about monster-slaying and the nature of the world.

Molale Indian Folklore

*Molala Folklore:
    Molala legend about Coyote outwitting Grizzly Bear.

Recommended Books on Molale Mythology
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Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country:
    Excellent collection of folklore from the Molale and other Oregon tribes.

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Additional Resources

 Native books of legends
 Religion of Native American Indians
 Molale language
 Oregon reservations
 Plateau Natives
 Penutian people
 Types of Indian cultures



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