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Welcome to the Native American folktales page!

Back when the first explorers visited the lands of present US, they found large tribal communities of native peoples. The Native Americans have their own unique perception of our world and how and why things came to be.

The collection of Native American folktales consists of three books with 71 folktales.

Old Indian legends

: Contains 14 Native American folktales

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

A Treasury of Eskimo Tales

: 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

:From the Original Legends
Contains 26 Native American folktales

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

What's interesting in the USA

The Grand Canyon
is a large canyon carved by the Colorado River in the state of Arizona, USA. Sacred to the native people, the area of the Grand Canyon has been inhabited for thousands of years.

Yellowstone National Park
is a national park located the US. Probably the first national park in the world, Yellowstone is known for its diversity of animal species and plants and its many geysers and hot springs, including the Old Faithful Geyser. The Yellowstone National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Chaco Culture National Historical Park
is a park that features many ancient buildings of the Pueblo people. Located in New Mexico, Chaco Culture is one of the most important ancient cultural and historical areas in the United States. The park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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