Stories and Legends

Native American Stories

Tales From the Longhouse
Native American Winter Storytelling Festival

Perry Ground (Turtle Clan, Onondaga) shares tales from the Longhouse during the Winter Storytelling Festival, "Sharing Our Stories", at the National Museum of the American Indian on January 18, 2010.

How The Rabbit Got a Short Tail
Gregg Howard tells this story in his traditional Cherokee way of Native American storytelling.

The Crow and the Stars
Story of how the crow helped make the stars.

The Rabbit and the Owl
Story of why the Rabbit and the Owl look the way they do.

How Coyote got his cunning
Story of how Coyote got his cunning.

The Invisible Warrior
A Native American legend about a powerful chief and the way he eventually finds a beautiful wife. Often compared to the story of Cinderella, this rags to riches tale holds an emphasis on good, honest morals conquering all evil.

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