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World of Tales
Stories for children, folktales
fairy tales and fables
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Welcome to the North American folktales page!

North America is the third-largest continent on Earth. North America was discovered while Christopher Columbus was looking for a route between Europe and the Orient. Prior to the Europeans there were numerous indian nations living in North America.

The collection of folktales from North America consists of six books with 136 folktales: 50 Native American folktales, 60 US folktales and 26 Canadian folktales.

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Old Indian legends


Notes
: Contains 14 Native American folktales

Author: Zitkala-Sa
Published: 1901
Publisher: Ginn and Company, Boston, London

A Treasury of Eskimo Tales


Notes
: Contains 31 folktales gathered from the Eskimo living in North America.

Author: Clara Kern Bayliss
Published: 1922
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, USA

The Indian Fairy Book


Notes
:From the Original Legends
Contains 26 Native American folktales

Author: Cornelius Mathews
Published: 1869
Publisher: Allen Brothers, New York

Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land
Vol. I The Hudson And Its Hills


Notes
:Contains 45 US folktales

Author: Charles M. Skinner
Published: 1896
Publisher: J.P. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and London

Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land
Vol. II The isle of Manhattoes and nearby


Notes
:Contains 15 US folktales

Author: Charles M. Skinner
Published: 1896
Publisher: J.P. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and London

Canadian fairy tales


Notes
: Contains 26 Native American folktales gathered from Canada.

Author: Cyrus Macmillan
Published: 1922
Publisher: S. B. Gundy, Toronto; John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., London

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