Published on November 9, 2012 by Casey
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Tribal affiliation: Maliseet, Passamaquoddy
Alternate spellings: Megumooweco, Mihkemwehso, Mekmues, Mikmues
Type: Hero, little person
Related figures in other tribes: Tshakapesh (Innu), Paisake (Fox)
In some Maliseet and Passamaquoddy traditions, Mikumwesu is a monster-slaying dwarf who is the older brother of Glooscap and the progenitor of the race of little people known as Mikumwesuck. Mikumwesu is heroic, good-natured, and loyal; he is noted as being an excellent shot with a bow, and like his brother, has great magical powers.