Native American Little People: Mikumwesu

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Mikumwesu
Mikumwesu

Native American Little People: Mikumwesu

Name: Mikumwesu

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Tribal affiliation: Maliseet, Passamaquoddy

Alternate spellings: Megumooweco, Mihkemwehso, Mekmues, Mikmues

Pronunciation: mee-kum-wess-oo

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.

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