Native American Indian Rock Spirits: Nukumi

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Nukumi
Nukumi

Native American Indian Rock Spirits: Nukumi

Name: Nukumi

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Tribal affiliation: Mi’kmaq

Alternate spellings: Nogami, Nogumee, Nokumi, Noogumee, Nukumij, Noogume, Nogumich, Noogumich

Pronunciation: noo-goo-mee

Also known as: Kisikuskw/Kesegoocskw (“Old Lady”)

Type: Wise woman, grandmother

Related figures in other tribes: Grandmother Woodchuck (Abenaki), Nokomis (Anishinabe)

Nukumi is the wise old grandmother of the Mi’kmaq culture hero Glooskap. Her name just means “grandmother” in Mi’kmaq. 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 from a rock by Nishkam and adopted Glooskap as her grandson to give him guidance.

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