Native North American Mythologies

Native American Tricksters

Who are some Native American tricksters?

Kumokums is a trickster of the Modoc Indians of California. Manabozho is an Algonquian trickster. Among tribes of the Midwest the trickster is sometimes the Great Hare. For many Plains Indians he is Iktome the Spider. In the Pacific Northwest he is Raven. And in many parts of the country we find the trickster Coyote. Coyote, Raven, and Iktome are particularly colorful figures.


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