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Native American Legends: Atlantow

Name: Atlantow
Tribal affiliation: Mohican
Pronunciation: at-lan-toh
Type: Antagonist, evil spirit, death
Related figures in other tribes: Matantu (Lenape), Hobomok (Wampanoag), Oki (Powhatan)

The manitow (spirit) of death. A destructive, often evil being usually in opposition to Waunthut Mennitoow. After the introduction of Christianity, Mohican people frequently identified Atlantow with the Devil.


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Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Spirit of the New England Tribes:
    Collection of Mohican and other Algonquian legends and traditional stories.
Algonquian Spirit:
    Excellent anthology of stories, songs, and oral history from the Algonquian tribes.

Additional Resources

 The Mohican World
 Algonquian myths and legends
 Mohican story
 Mohican tribe
 New York Indian tribes
 Woodlands languages
 Algonquian languages



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