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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.
Gros Ventre language
Plains Native American Indians
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