Cherokee Animal Tales & Animal Totems

Date(s) – Apr 16 2020 until May 31 2020
All Day

Looking for something to do during the current health situation? Download a few Cherokee animal tales to add to your story time to keep kids (and adults!) busy for a little while. Upload pictures of your family story time to Facebook or Instagram and tag us!

Cherokee Animal Tales

The First Fire

Why Possum’s Tail is Bare

Rabbit Dances with the People

Animals are very important in Native American culture. They believe that people are given certain characteristics that are shared by animals–making the animal that person’s totem based on the animal’s potential to be a guide and to teach lessons. Check out the following coloring sheet to see which animal(s) could be your totem!

Animal Totems

Animal Totems







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