Native American Little People: Wiklatmu’j (or Pukulatmuj)

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Native American Little People: Wiklatmu’j (or Pukulatmuj)

Name: Wiklatmu’j

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Tribal affiliation: Mi’kmaq

Alternate spellings: Wiklatmuj, Wiklatmúj, Wiglatmuj, Wiguladumuch, Wigela’demutc. The plural form is Wiklatmu’jk (Wiguladumuchuk, Wiggulladun-Moochik, etc.)

Also known as: Pukulatmuj, Pukulatamuj, Pugulatamutc, Pukelatemu’jk, Stone People, Stone Dwarves

Pronunciation: wick-uh-lah-tuh-mooch or pook-oo-lah-tuh-mooch

Type: Little people, nature spirits

Related figures in other tribes: Oonahgemessuk (Abenaki), Memegweshi (Ojibway)

Wiklatmu’j are small Mi’kmaq rock spirits (sometimes called Stone Dwarves or Stone Indians in English) who live in mountain caves or rocky places in the woods. Wiklatmu’j have formidable magical powers but are benign creatures who do not generally harm humans, though they are fond of playing harmless but annoying tricks on people (such as tying knots in their hair or putting their clothes on backwards) and may destroy the property of disrespectful people or curse them with bad luck.

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