Native American Giant Birds of Myth and Legend

Published on November 3, 2012 by Casey

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Giant Birds

Legendary Giant Birds from Various Tribes

  • Animikii (Anishinabe)
  • Badogiak (Wabanaki)
  • Big Owl (Apache)
  • Chequa (Potawatomi)
  • Culloo (Wabanaki)
  • Pinesi (Anishinabe)
  • Pomola (Wabanaki)
  • The Thunderbird (Plains and Western tribes)
  • Wuchowsen (Wabanaki)

Native American Giant Bird Stories

“Gluscabi and the Wind Eagle” “Why We Need Wind” “The Great Wind-Bird”:
Wabanaki Indian stories about Wuchowsen, the giant bird of the wind.

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Pomola:
Penobscot Indian legends about humans who married the giant storm birds of Mt. Katahdin.

Recommended Books about Giant Birds in Native American Mythology

Brave Wolf and the Thunderbird:
Wonderful children’s book illustrating a traditional Crow Indian story about a man who helps a giant bird.

How Thunder and Lightning Came to Be:
Picture book based on a Choctaw Indian legend about the giant birds that make thunder and lightning.

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