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Legendary Native American Figures: Big Sand

Name: Big Sand
Tribal affiliation: Gros Ventre
Also known as: Bashnobe, Basnobe , the Big Sand
Type: Mythical place, Land of the Dead

The Big Sand is not a person but a place. It is the Gros Ventre afterworld.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Shared Symbols, Contested Meanings:
    Interesting book about Gros Ventre culture, history, and religious traditions.
Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies:
    Anthology of folklore from the Gros Ventre and other Northern Plains tribes.

Additional Resources


 Gros Ventre language
 Montana Indians
 Plains Native American Indians
 The Algonkians



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