Navajo

The Precious Gift: A Navajo Creation Myth

By Ellen Jackson

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A retelling of part of a Navajo creation and evolution myth in which of all the animals the lowly snail alone is responsible for bringing pure water to the new land.

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Monster Birds: A Navajo Folktale

By Vee Browne

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Twelve-year-old twins use their weapons, lightning arrows and magic feathers, to defend their village from the Monster Birds.

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Ma'ii and Cousin Horned Toad: A Traditional Navajo Story

By Shonto Begay

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A lazy, conniving coyote takes advantage of all his animal cousins until a horned toad teaches him a lesson he never forgets.

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