Thursday, May 17, 2007

Northwest Coast Native American Stories

One of my favorite Northwest Coast Native American stories is about the Salmon people. This is the legend about the Salmon people who could turn themselves into salmon fish in order to help feed the land based people. It's a Northwest Coast Native American story that teaches that there are huge benefits when people respect each other's different customs and cultures.

I found this story to be so interesting that I developed a speech around it for my Toastmasters speaking club and have already done it a few times. Each time, the audience was very entertained with this legend as the vast majority of people are not familiar with such Northwest Coast Native American stories. But everyone does identify with the moral of this particular legend about the Salmon people.

Read about this interesting legend at the Salmon People article. To see artistic representations of the salmon, see Northwest Coast Native American Salmon Fish Carvings.

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