Periodicals

Belknap, Charles E. "Legend of Trailing Arbutus." Michigan History 10 (July 1926): 323-326.
Legend of winter changing to spring.


Belknap, Charles E. "Indian Legend of Plum Orchard." Michigan History 9 (April 1925): 131-135.
Tradition related to Belknap by an Ottawa woman.


Bulkley, John M. "The Early French Settlements on the Great Lakes." Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 22 (January 1913): 341-348.
Includes Chippewa stories of Men-a-bou-jou.


Champney, Stella M. "Michigan Indian Trails: Legends of Nena-Boo-Shoo, The Trickster." Michigan History 19 (Spring/Summer 1935): 215-229.
Stories of The Trickster retold by a writer for the Detroit News.


Crooks, Anne. "Legends of Spirit Island." Lake Superior Magazine (May/June 1987): 26-31.
Native American stories of Spirit Island in Minnesota.


Dickason, David H. "Chief Simon Pokagon: 'The Indian Longfellow.'" Indiana Magazine of History LVII (June 1961): 127-140.


Dustin, Fred. "Chief Pokagon and His Book." Michigan History 6 (1922): 565-572.
A review of Queen of the Woods.


Ernes, Calvin. "Indian Legends as Told By Amos Greenbird and Other Indians Who Lived at Au Gres and Saganing." Michigan Heritage 7 (Summer 1966): 215-221.
Brief stories.


Faben, Walter W. "Listen for the Thunderers." Northwest Ohio Quarterly 35 (Autumn 1963): 164-171; 36 (Spring 1964): 98-112.
Stories from the legends of the Indians.


Hale, Horatio. "A Huron Historical Legend." Magazine of American History (December 1883): 475-483.
The Legend of King Sastaretsi who led his people to Detroit, with explanations.


Helbig, Alethea K. "Manabozho: Trickster, Guide, and Alter Ego." Michigan Academician 7 (Winter 1975): 357-371.
Paper explaining that Manabozho was the guide and representative of every person.


Helbig, Alethea K. "Manabozho of the Great Lakes Indians: As He Was, As He Is." Michigan Academician 11 (Summer 1978): 49-58.
In spite of the passage of about one hundred forty years and numerous changes in Indian life and culture owing to the coming of the whites, Manabozho remains neither entirely human nor wholly a god, but something in between, a little of both.


Leggett, Samuel M. "The Legend of Me-Nah-Sa-Gox-Ning." Michigan History 5 (July/October 1921): 356-363.
Verse of romance at Orchard Lake.


Littlejohn, Flavius J. "Red Cloud and Dew Drop." Michigan History 3 (October 1919): 663-717.
A previously unpublished romance of the Saginaws.


McKee, Russell. "Meekatoto, The Tale of a Rabbit." Michigan Conservation 26 (July/August 1957): 27-31.
An Indian legend.


Morrison, Dennis Michael. "The Magician of the Manatoline Islands." Above the Bridge 8 (Spring 1992): 27-28; 8 (Summer 1992): 28-29.
These are fables of the Ottawa Indians printed in Schoolcraft's The American Indian.


"The Origin of the Arbutus: An Indian Legend." Magazine of American History (March 1892): 222-224.
Legend of Winter and Spring in the form of poetry.


Sakry, Mark. "Maniboujou and the Thunderbirds: Trickster of Ojibway People." Lake Superior Magazine (October/November 1992): 34-37.
This modern interpretation of an authentic Ojibway legend is based on a translation by Frances Densmore.


Schoolcraft, Henry R. "Wa-Wa-Be-Zo-In, or, The Swing on the Pictured Rocks of Lake Superior." Above the Bridge 9 (Fall 1993): 32-33.
Schoolcraft's story adapted by Alice M. Radcliffe.


Smith, Donald. "The Life of George Copway or Kah-Ge-Ga-Gah-Bowh (1818-1869) - and a Review of His Writings." Journal of Canadian Studies 23 (Autumn 1988): 5-38. (Vertical File-Native Americans-Copway, George).
Raises questions about the historical reliability of Copway's published work about himself and the Ojibway Indians.


"Story of the First Earth: A Chippewah Legend." American Indian (June 1939): 37-39.


Swift, Ivan. "Indian Legend of the Deluge." Michigan History 23 (Summer 1939): 217-219.
As related to Swift by Albert Wabanossa at Garden River.


Swift, Ivan. "The Indian." Michigan History 11 (April 1927): 185-190.
Kijigobenese family legend of their Lord's ascension retold by Swift.


"Wabus, the Winner." Michigan Sportsman 4 (July/August 1979): 34-35.
A Menominee legend about Rabbit.


"White Swan: A Legend of the Pottawotami." American Indian (June 1939): 62.


Whitney, Blair. "American Indian Literature of the Great Lakes." The Great Lakes Review 2 (Winter 1976): 43-53.
An overview of the Native American literature in the area.


Wright, John C. "Indian Legends of Northern Michigan." Michigan History 2 (January 1918): 81-89.
Stories told by Sophia Bailey, Wright's grandmother.​