Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Jistu

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Jistu
Jistu

Native American Indian Animal Spirits: Jistu

Name: Trickster Rabbit

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Tribal affiliation: Cherokee, Alabama

Native names: Jistu, Jisdu, Tsisdu, Chisdu, Tsistu; Cokfi, Chokfi; Tcetkana, Chetkana

Pronunciation: jeese-doo (Cherokee), choke-fee (Alabama), chet-kah-nah (Biloxi)

Type: Animal spirit, trickster, rabbit

Rabbit is the trickster figure in many Southeastern Indian tribes. He is generally a light-hearted character who does not engage in serious wrongdoing and features in many children’s stories; however, like most tricksters, he is prone to humorously inappropriate behavior, particularly gluttony, carelessness, and an overinflated ego.

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