The stories of the North American Natives articulate and preserve their culture and history. Although the indigenous Nations of North America were, and remain, diverse, storytelling was central to every community, whether a small village or the entire Nation. These stories expressed the cultural and religious beliefs of the people, passing them down generation to generation.
The following are twelve Native American stories from the Plains Indians culture of Nations including the Cherokee, Cheyenne, Ojibwe, Pawnee, and Sioux. Among them are hero tales, ghost stories, origin stories, and others of cultural relevance.