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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.

Additional Resources

 Achomawi stories
 Achomawi language
 Atsugewi language
 California Native tribe
 California Native American culture area
 Hokan



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