Native American Little People: Black Imps

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Black Imps
Black Imps

Native American Little People: Black Imps

Name: Black Imps

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Tribal affiliation: Achumawi

Native names: Je su chin

Also known as: Black Imp Spirits

Type: Native American Indian little people, mountain spirits

Black Imps, or Je su chin, are a race of magical little people from Achumawi folklore, who make their home on the slopes of sacred Mount Shasta and use their magic to punish people who disrespect the mountain or violate taboos. They can make trespassers become hopelessly lost or even drive them insane.

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