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Little Shell Tribe Legends

There is a piece of Chippewa tribal legend that says; "when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount"

If you have a Legend that concerns the Little Shell Tribe and/or the Objiwa/Chippewa tribes that you would like to see here, send me a copy at WebMaster@LittleShellTribe.com

A myth is a sacred story from the past. It may explain the origin of the universe and of life, or it may express its culture's moral values in human terms. Myths concern the powers who control the human world and the relationship between those powers and human beings. Although myths are religious in their origin and function, they may also be the earliest form of history, science, or philosophy...

A folktale is a story that, in its plot, is pure fiction and that has no particular location in either time or space. However, despite its elements of fantasy, a folktale is actually a symbolic way of presenting the different means by which human beings cope with the world in which they live. Folktales concern people -- either royalty or common folk -- or animals who speak and act like people...

A legend is a story from the past about a subject that was, or is believed to have been, historical. Legends concern people, places, and events. Usually, the subject is a saint, a king, a hero, a famous person, or a war. A legend is always associated with a particular place and a particular time in history.

The Legend of the Monster of Devil's Lake is a story of how Chief Little Shell sent the Tribe's Medicine Man, Ke-ask-ke (Big Liar), to investigate a Monstor at Devil's Lake in North Dakota. The monstor had destroyed the Sioux army of warriors who were celebrating their victory of driving the Chippewa to the Canadian border.

The Chippewa Legend of the Dream Catcher is a Story of how the Dream Catcher was Created.

The Legend of the Serpent and the Great Flood is a Story of how Nanabozho fought the Serpent that kept flodding the Great Lake.

The Legend of why Porcupine has Quills is a story of how Nanabozho helped protect porcupine from the bear.

Why does the Buffalo have a hump and the Fox lives in holes? This story tells us why.

This is a story about the muskrat, a very important animal to the Ojibwe. Once, in the time of Manabozho, the muskrat helped the Ojibwe people survive a great flood.

Always wanted to know how The Bat came to be? Read this story to find out how.

Here is the story of how Manabozho disguised himself as a rabbit in order to bring the gift of fire to his people, the Ojibwe.

Ladder to the Sky is an old story of how the Chippewa Midiwiwin was given the art of Healing by Gitchi Manitou.

Learn how the Snowbirds announce the arrival of the Snow Spirit.

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Toni Jo Atchison, Little Shell Tobacco Abuse Prevention Specialist Announces Tribal Newsletter is FREE to Tribal Members

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Toni Jo Atchison, Little Shell Tribal Tobacco Abuse Prevention Specialist has announced that the Tribal newsletter is FREE to all Enrolled Tribal Members. Previously, a subscription of $10 was required for the newsletter and was published quartely. The subscription cost covered monies that funded the creation, mailing of the newsletter, along with helping with office expenses. Now, with funding provided in part under a contract with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program, and the Little Shell Tobacco Abuse Prevention Program, the Newsletter will be published 12 months a year. To place your name on the List for the newsletter (if you do not currently receive it), contact Toni Jo at the main office or write a letter requesting your name to be placed on it. Tribal and Non-Tribal members are still welcome and are encourgaged to send donations to the Office to help with tribal expenses.

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