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Native American Legends: Chahnameed (Big Eater)
Tribal affiliation: Mohegan,
Alternate spellings: Canamid, Tca'nami'd
Also known as: Big Eater, Glutton
Type: Supernatural trickster
Chahnameed, or Big Eater, is a trickster character who lies, cheats, is greedy,
and basically acts completely inappropriately by Mohegan-Pequot standards--
often in the most amusing possible way.
Stories about Big Eater are usually humorous in nature.
The Story of Chahnameed's Wife Big Eater's Wife:
Mohegan and Pequot legends about the marriage and death of Chahnameed.
Chahnameed Squeezes the Stone Chahnameed the Glutton Wins the Eating Match:
Two Mohegan folktales about Big Eater playing tricks on people.
Spirit of the New England Tribes:
Collection of Wampanoag, Narragansett, and Mohegan legends and traditional stories, including several about Chahnameed.
Excellent anthology of stories, songs, and oral history from the Algonquian tribes.
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