Native American Storytelling: A Reader of Myths and Legends

Native American Storytelling: A Reader of Myths and Legends

Editor(s): Karl Kroeber

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405115414

Online ISBN: 9780470776391

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776391

About this Book

The myths and legends in this book have been selected both for their excellence as stories and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling.


  • A collection of Native American myths and legends.
  • Selected for their excellence as stories, and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling.
  • Drawn from the oral traditions of all major areas of aboriginal North America.
  • Reveals the highly practical functions of myths and legends in Native American societies.
  • Illustrates American Indians' profound engagement with their natural environment.
  • Edited by an outstanding interpreter of Native American oral stories.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Tewa

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  2. Part 2: Kalispell

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  3. Part 3: Kathlamet

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  4. Part 4: Tillamook

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  5. Part 5: Sioux

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  6. Part 6: Cherokee (A) - Origins

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  7. Part 7: Gros Ventre - Origins

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  8. Part 8: Cherokee (B) - Origins

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  9. Part 9: Seneca (A) - Origins

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  10. Part 10: Seneca (B) - Origins

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  11. Part 11: Eskimo - Origins

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  12. Part 12: Cherokee (C) - Origins

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  13. Part 13: Three Chinook-Wishram Coyote Tales - Trickster

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  14. Part 14: Clackamas (A) - Trickster

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  15. Part 15: Clackamas (B) - Trickster

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  16. Part 16: Hopi - Trickster

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  17. Part 17: Wintu - Trickster

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  18. Part 18: Yana - Trickster

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  19. Part 19: Navajo - Trickster

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  20. Part 20: Blackfoot - Trickster

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  21. Part 21: Onondaga - Trickster

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