The Best Native American Myths, Legends, and Folklore
Before the time of books, computers, tablets and recording devices, the history of many cultures was passed down, from person to person, by word of mouth. The rich histories of so many people were told in songs, chants, poems and stories. This was and still is the way of Native American tribes. Each in its own way enriching their stories with their own experiences. By reliving these stories and songs, we have the opportunity to bring life back to the ancient spirits that created them. We have a chance to walk with the spirits of the past.
Being there were so many different tribes with countless beliefs and customs, the only way to understand their ways is through understanding their stories. In this book I have endeavored to show a wide landscape of different tribes and hopefully present a true look at their beliefs.
With this book I hope you understand the Native American people a little better and understand where they have come from and what they can offer the world. By exploring these stories, I offer you a glimpse into an often forgotten past.
Among the stories included in this collection are: Origin of the Pleiades, Grandmother Spider Steals the Fire, Origin of the Sweat Lodge, Inuit Story of the Northern Lights, The Legend of the Cherokee Rose, The Legend of the Dream Catcher, The Bear Man, The First Moccasins, The Gift of the Peace Pipe, The Story of the Drum, The Quill-Work Girl and Her Seven Brothers, Two Ghostly Lovers, The Land of the Dead, A Cheyenne Blanket, Why the Leaves have Many Colors in Autumn, The Fatal Swing , The Legend of Standing Rock, The Skin Shifting Old Woman, The Foster Child of the Deer and many, many more.