Published on November 16, 2012 by Casey
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Tribal affiliation: Abenaki, Penobscot, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy
Alternate spellings: Miko, Meeko, Mikoa, Mihkoa, Mihku, Mihkuw
Mikew the squirrel is a minor character of Wabanaki folklore. According to legend, Mikew was once a large carnivore like a wolf or bear but the culture hero, Glooscap, decided he was too ferocious and dangerous to humans and shrunk him to his current size. However, Mikew retained his ill-temper, and often is portrayed as a busybody and troublemaker.