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Inchworms do not play a prominent role in Native American mythology. Like other small animals and insects, they sometimes appear in legends to symbolize meekness and humility. Conversely, a giant inchworm appears as a monster in Cherokee folklore. In some southeastern tribes, inchworms were said to have the power of appearing and disappearing from sight, so inchworms were sometimes sewn inside lacrosse balls as a charm to make them difficult for opponents to see.
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