Native American Little People: Nikommo

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Native American Little People: Nikommo

Name: Nikommo

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Tribal affiliation: Wampanoag, Narragansett

Alternate spellings: Nickommo

Pronunciation: varies by dialect: usually nih-koh-moh or nih-kum-oh

Type: Little people, nature spirits

Related figures in other tribes: Nagumwasuck (Passamaquoddy)

Benevolent little people of the forest, in whose honor the Nikommo feasts are held. Unlike the more menacing Puckwudgies, Nikommo do not cause death or destruction; instead they bring good fortune and supernatural assistance to those who treat them respectfully.

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