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Legendary Native American Figures: Black Imps
Name: Black Imps
Tribal affiliation: Achumawi
Native names: Je su chin
Also known as: Black Imp Spirits
Type: Native American Indian little people, mountain spirits
Black Imps, or Je su chin, are a race of magical little people from Achumawi folklore. The Black Imps make their
home on the slopes of sacred Mount Shasta and use their magic to punish people who disrespect the mountain
or violate taboos. Black Imps can make trespassers become hopelessly lost or even drive them insane.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Annikadel: The History of the Universe:
Collection of Achumawi mythology and oral history.
Surviving Through the Days: Translations of Native California Stories and Songs:
Anthology of myths and traditional literature from the California Indian tribes.
The Morning The Sun Went Down
California Native tribe
California Native American culture area
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