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Legendary Native American Figures: Crazy Jack (Little Jack)
Crazy Jack is a human trickster figure, notable for foolishness and laziness, but usually escaping serious peril through moments of intuitive wisdom and good luck.
Name: Crazy Jack
Tribal affiliation: Lenape, Shawnee
Also known as: Wehixamukes, Kupahweese, Cheekiitha, Chekitha, Little Jack
Crazy Jack Stories
Jack (Wehixamukes) Puts His Nose to the Ground:
Unami Delaware legend about Crazy Jack humorously misunderstanding hunting instructions.
One Wehixamukès Story: Another Wehixamukès Story:
Legends in the Lenape language about Crazy Jack failing to follow directions.
Legends of the Delawares:
Collection of Delaware Indian folktales including four in Lenape (with English translation.)
Mythology of the Lenape:
An overview of the Lenape worldview and belief system including several legends and traditional stories.
Excellent anthology of stories, songs, and oral history from the Delaware and other Algonquian tribes.
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