The mythologies of the indigenous peoples of North America comprise many bodies of traditional narratives associated with religion from a mythographical perspective. Indigenous North American belief systems include many sacred narratives. Such spiritual stories are deeply based in Nature and are rich with the symbolism of seasons, weather, plants, animals, earth, water, sky and fire. The principle of an all embracing, universal and omniscient Great Spirit, a connection to the Earth, diverse creation narratives and collective memories of ancient ancestors are common. Traditional worship practices are often a part of tribal gatherings with dance, rhythm, songs and trance (e.g. the sun dance).
Algonquian (northeastern US, Great Lakes)
From the full moon fell Nokomis - from The Story of Hiawatha, 1910
Muskogean (Southeastern US) and Iroquois (Northeastern US)
Alaska (United States) and Canada
Uto-Aztecan (Southwestern US and Mexico)
Other southwestern US
- Aztec, an ancient Central American empire centered in the valley of Mexico
- Mayan, an ancient Central American people of southern Mexico and northern Central America.
- Olmec, an ancient Central American people of south-central Mexico, in the present-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco.
- Purépecha, a Central American people centered around Lake Pátzuaro.
- Chilote, the cultures of Chono and Huilliche, who live on the Chiloé Archipelago, off the coast of southern Chile
- Guaraní, an indigenous people of the Gran Chaco, especially in Paraguay and parts of the surrounding areas of Argentina, Brazil, and Bolivia
- Inca, a South American empire based in the central Andes mountain range
- Mapuche, an indigenous people of the Southern Cone, especially in Chile and some regions of Argentina
- Muisca, the indigenous people of the Altiplano Cundiboyacense in the modern Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes