Native American Little People: Mikumwess

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Mikumwess
Mikumwess

Native American Little People: Mikumwess

Name: Mikumwess

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Tribal affiliation: Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Mi’kmaq

Alternate spellings: Mikamwes, Mikumwes, Mikum-wasus, Mikumwasus, Mikomwasos, Mihkomuwehs, Mihkomuwehsis, Migamawesu, Míkm, Mikmuwessu, Mi’kmuesu, Mikumwees, Megumooweso, Megumoowesoo, Megumawessos, Mikumwessos, Mik’am, Mukmues, Mickamwes, Mickemnise

Pronunciation: mee-kum-wess or mee-kum-oo-wess

Also known as: The plural form of their name is Mikumwesuk, Mihkomuwehsok, Mikumwessuk, Mekumwasuck, Mekumwasuk, Mihkomuwehsisok, Meckumasuck, Míkmwesúk, Mekemwasuk, Mikumweswak, etc.

Type: Little people, nature spirits

Related figures in other tribes: Bagwajinini (Anishinabe), Makiaweesug (Mohegan), Paissa (Miami)

Mikumwesuk are little people like sprites or dwarves, said to be about as tall as a man’s waist. They are generally benevolent forest spirits but can be dangerous if they are disrespected. Some Maliseet traditions provide them with an origin story: they are the descendants of a tiny hero called Mikumwesu, who was the brother and companion of the culture hero Glooskap.

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