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Native American Legends

One of the best ways of experiencing Native American culture is by listening to their legends. Take a few minutes to share some legends from the Paiute, Ute, and other Utah Native American cultures*. Once you’re done, ask them to get together with a partner and create their own Native American legend!

Paiute Tribe
The Naming of Paw-Haw-Wan (Parowan) Lake
How the Indians Found Clothing

Ute Tribe
Legends and Children’s Stories of the Ute Tribe

Shoshone Tribe
The Wolf, the Fox, the Bobcat and the Cougar

Navajo-Dine Tribe
Coyote Kills a Giant
Spider Rock (note picture of the Spider Rocks to the right- these are the Spider Rocks that are referred to in Navajo legends and can be found in Canyon de Chelly National Monument in AZ)

*I had a difficult time finding Goshute legends- if you know of any that I can add to this list, please send it our way!

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