Native Americans use storytelling to get to know one another, as well as,
passing history and messages on to newer generations. These stories are a
heritage, but they will be known only as long as they are told. When someone
ceases to tell a story, part of our cultural knowledge is gone. The stories of
Native American Indians have always possessed some greater meaning. They are
often based in nature or about animals. And even though the tribes may vary in
location or beliefs, deep within you will find a common thread. Respect for
nature can be heard in stories from tribes from Canada to Florida.