Native American

PBS Circle of Stories

Honoring all Life, Life Lessons, Types of Stories, Educator Lesson Plans

“Indigenous storytelling is rooted in the earth. Years upon years of a kinship with the land, life, water and sky have produced a variety of narratives about intimate connections to the earth. In a call and response lasting through time, Native peoples have experienced a relationship of give and take with the natural world.”

Interactive Media of Stories

Legends and History


Native American Totems & Their Meanings

Totem poles at Alert Bay, Washington, 1914

Native American Proverbs & Wisdom

From:http://www.legendsofamerica.com/NA-Proverbs.html


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“NativeWeb is a project of many people. Our vision touches ancient teachings and modern technology. Our purpose: to provide a cyber-place for Earth’s indigenous peoples.

As access to the Web grows and indigenous peoples reach out through cyber-space, NativeWeb will grow also. Through NativeWeb, indigenous people (and peoples) become visible to each other and themselves and organize actions in a multitude of local, national, and international institutions. The shape of indigenous social action changes as wider audiences are created and especially as the means of creating audiences become the means by which audiences become actors. From Chiapas to Nunavut and from Samiland to Thailand, indigenous communities widen, coalesce, and interact as they work, communicate, and organize via the Internet.

Indigenous Peoples have much in common amidst great diversity: practices celebrating inter-relatedness of all Life on Earth; and historical suffering at the hands of industrialized nations and corporate entities. NativeWeb is concerned with all this: indigenous literature and art, legal and economic issues, land claims and new ventures in self-determination.”

Resource Database / Literature / Short Stories – Traditional

From:http://www.nativeweb.org/resources/literature/short_stories_-_traditional/


Native American Myths

“Read retellings of famous Native American Myths, Legends and Stories such as Rainbow Crow, the Maid of the Mist, and the King of Sharks, as well as First Nation tales from Canada. The evil Windigo stalks a local tribe during a long winter, Nanabozho paints the flowers, and the patient heron outraces the hummingbird in this grouping of Native American myths and stories of truly legendary proportion.”


NATIVE AMERICAN LEGENDS

“Many a legend has been written by the Elders. Here are over 1400 of their stories and teachings, split over eight pages. I have 100’s more Native American Legends to add, so please come back and revisit. Thank you and enjoy reading.”

Retrieved: http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/Legends-AB.html

 
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