Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Grandmother Woodchuck

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Grandmother Woodchuck
Grandmother Woodchuck

Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Grandmother Woodchuck

Name: Grandmother Woodchuck

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Tribal affiliation: Abenaki, Penobscot, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy

Names in Native Languages: Nokemes Agaskw (in Abenaki-Penobscot), Nuhkomoss Munimqehs (in Maliseet-Passamaquoddy)

Pronunciation: noh-kuh-muss ah-gah-skw or noo-kuh-muss moo-nim-kwass

Type: Wise woman, woodchuck

Related figures in other tribes: Nukumi (Mi’kmaq), Nokomis (Anishinabe), Squaunt (Wampanoag)

Grandmother Woodchuck is the wise old grandmother of the Wabanaki culture hero Glooskap. In some legends she is said to have raised the hero after his mother’s death in childbirth, but in most traditions, she was created separately by the Creator and adopted Glooskap as her grandson to give him guidance.

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