Mythology of the Non-Confederate Northeast Woodlands (texts)
The Hurons-Wendats are a Native American First Nation of Iroquoian linguistic family, present in southern Ontario, Canada, when Europeans arrived in XVIIe century. Spellings Ouendat (name and ouendat / ouendate (adjective) are also used.
During the first Franco-Wendat contact in 1609, the Huron-Wendat were, according to the first Europeans to come into contact with them, organized into a confederation of five distinct tribes or peoples: the Attignawantan, the Attignaenongnehac, the Arendaronon, the Tahontaenrat and the Ataronchronons.
- Big turtle
- Huron Creation Myth
- Why The Leaves Have Many Colors In Autumn
- How A White Man Became An Indian
- How We Got These Indian Stories
- How The Great Island Was Made
- How The Sun Was Made
- The Moon And Her Children
- The Twins Who Were Gods
- Ska 'reh Makes The Winter And Se' sta Makes The Summer
- The Beautiful Bridge To The Sky
- Why The Leaves Have Many Colors In Autumn
- Punishment Of The Rainbow
- How The Milky Way Was Put Into The Sky
- The Animals Go To The Land Of The Little People
- Why The Deer Sheds His Horns Every Year
- The Flood
- The Last Battle
- Making The World Again
- How A Man And His Daughter Became Stars
- Se 'sta Makes The Eagles
- The Death Song Of A Warrior
- The Singing Spring
- The Singing Maidens
- The First Garden
- The Golden Hornet
- Men di 'yos
- The Song of the Kingfisher
- The Untruthful Man
- The Bears of Red Mountain
- The Flying Heads
- The Game of Moccasin
- The Hoo 'stra doo'
- How The Dove Got Its Color And Its Song
- Ska 'reh Steals The Coats of All The Birds
- The Wampum Bird
- The Witch Buffaloes, or How We Got The Cranberry
- Why Flowers Are Fragrant
The Kickapous (in English Kickapoos) are one of the Native American tribes speaking an Algonquian language. According to Anichinabe, they claim that their name Kickapou (Giiwigaabaw in the Anishinaabe language) means "stands here and there" and refers to the itinerant way of life of the tribe but this is due to a folk etymology which is not compatible with the Kickapu language.
Three identified tribes of Kickapous are still present in the United States: the Kickapous of Kansas, the Kickapous of Oklahoma and the traditional Kickapous tribe of Texas. There is also a Kickapoan community in Coahuila, Mexico. The tribe hails from the Great Lakes region of Michigan and shares a common ancestry with the Sac and Fox tribes.
The Lumbees are an ethnic group from southeastern North Carolina. Today they number more than 50,000. They consider themselves a tribe, even if some consider that they mix Amerindian, black and white origins. They are similar in this to groups such as the Appalachian Melungeons or the Southeast Redbones and Louisiana. A local tradition says that the tribe has descendants from the Lost Colony of Roanoke who allied with the local Native Americans, but this is not very credible.
During the Civil War, Henry Berry Lowrie led a gang of outlaws who committed numerous robberies and murders. He became a hero of folklore whose story is told in a play titled Strike at the Wind.
the mohegan is an extinct Algonquian language. It is to be distinguished linguistically from the Mohican of which it is nevertheless related. Mohegan was spoken by several peoples including the Mohegans, Pequots, Montauks and Niantics.
The nation Mohegan is a nation belonging to the language family of Algonquian languages that lives in the eastern part of the Upper Thames Valley in Connecticut in the northeastern United States.
The nation was originally linked to the pequot nation until the arrival of the first European settlers. In 1637, the Pequot Nation was suppressed in a war by settlers and the Mohegan Nation became independent. The nation has been recognized by the US federal government since 1994.
The Mohicans, still called Mahicans Where Mahikans, also known by the French of the New World as Wolves, (Father Joseph Aubery called them the Abenaki of the West; Sokokis or Wolves), are a tribe of North American Indians originally living in the Hudson Valley. An imprecision confusing them with the Mohegans, of Connecticut, changed their name Mahican to Mohican. Their real name is Muhhehuneuw, or "People of the Great River". James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Last of the Mohicans speaks of a Mohican tribe but includes some cultural aspects of the Mohegans, another Algonquian tribe in eastern Connecticut. The novel is set in the valley of New Jersey, Mohican country, but surnames like Uncas, are Mohegans.
The Narragansetts Where Sovereign Nation of Nahahiganseck constitute a group of Algonquian tribes living in the Northeastern United States, around Narragansett Bay, in Rhode Island, Connecticut and in eastern Massachusetts. The present-day Narragansetts are descendants of the native peoples of the state of Rhode Island (New England).
The Chaouanons (Shawnees in English) are a North American Indian people, in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. They had villages from Illinois to New York and as far away as the State of Georgia.
The Chouanon language is part of the Algonquian language family and is closely related to that of the Mesquakies and Kickapous.
The people Wampanoag, sometimes Wompanoag Where Wampanig, is an Amerindian people made up of five tribes: the Assonet, the Gay Head, the Herring Pond, the Mashpee and the Namasket.
The Ho-Chunk, in French Stinky (Winnebagos as they are usually called in English), are a Native American tribe, originating in what are now called Wisconsin and Illinois, and are close in language, Winnebago, and civilization, to other Sioux.
- A Man And His Three Dogs
- A Man's Revenge
- A Raccoon Tricks Four Blind Men
- A Snake Song Origin Myth
- A Wife For Knowledge
- Bear spirits
- Big Eagle Cave Mystery
- Bird Origin Myth
- Black And White Moons
- Bear Clan Origin Myth
- Great Walker's Medicine
- Little Brother Snares The Sun
- Skunk Origin Myth
- The Baldness Of The Buzzard
- The Boy Who Was Blessed By A Mountain Lion
- The Lost Child
- The Orphan Who Was Blessed With A Horse
- The Shawnee Prophet - What He Told The Hotcâgara
- The Spider's Eye
- The Woman Who Fought The Bear
Books on Algic mythology
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Only in English:
- Chi-mewinzha: Ojibwe Stories from Leech Lake
- The Legend of Sleeping Bear
- The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend
- The Legend of Bigfoot: Leaving His Mark on the World
- The Crow's Tale: A Lenni Lenape Native American Legend
- The Algonquin Legends of New England
- Tales from Maliseet Country
- Wyandot Folk Lore
- The First Fire: Stories Of The Cherokee, Kickapoo, Kiowa, And Tigua
- Forgotten Tales of Michigan's Upper Peninsula