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Native Languages of the Americas:
Tillamook Indian Legends, Myths, and Stories
This is our collection of links to Tillamook stories and folktales that can be read online.
We have indexed our Indian mythology section
by tribe to make them easier to locate; however, variants on the same
legend 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 Tillamooks, the traditional stories of
related tribes like the Cowlitz and
Chehalis tribes are very similar.
Enjoy the stories! If you would like to recommend a Tillamook legend for this page or think one of the ones on here
should be removed, please let us know.
As'aiyahatl (South Wind, also spelled As-ai-yahal):
A Transformer figure, common to the mythology of many Northwest Coast tribes, who brought balance to the
world by using his powers to change people, animals, and the landscape into the forms they have today.
The Story of As-ai-yahal:
Tillamook legend about the adventures of the god As'ai'yahaL.
Quileute and Tillamook stories about the Thunderbird.
Recommended Books on Tillamook Myth
Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country:
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Excellent collection of folklore from the Tillamook, Nehalem and other Oregon tribes.
Salish Myths and Legends:
Anthology of legends and traditional stories from the Tillamook and other Salish tribes.
Great collection of traditional tales about little people from the Tillamook and other tribes.
Tillamook religion and expressive traditions
Indian religion and beliefs
Oregon Indian history
Pacific Northwest region
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