Pygmies

The opposite of legends involving Giants of old are stories of men and women of  diminutive stature and bold deeds.  The legends that follow are attributed to the Iroquois,

Popol Vuh: the Creation

As with other texts a great deal of Popol Vuh's significance lies in the scarcity of early accounts dealing with Mesoamerican mythologies.  The account that follows is the Creation portion of the Popol Vuh, in a masterful translation by Allen J. Christenson.

How Societies came into Being

In the Blackfeet tribe the secret societies served an important role in education and social solidarity.  The origin of these societies is tied to attributes of specific totems.  The fable that follows incorporate the origin story of many such societies.

Bulls Society

Within the Blackfoot nation, there were different societies to which people belonged, each of which had functions for the tribe.  There are stories which explain how these societies came to be instituted, and this one tells how the Society of Bulls began.