Name: Makiawisug Tribal affiliation:Mohegan, Pequot Alternate spellings: Makiawisag, Makia'wisag, Makiaweesug, Muhkeahweesug, Meukyaweesug. These are plural nouns referring to the race of little
people; singular forms referring to one such creature are Makiawis, Ma'kawis, Makkis, Makki's, M8k8wis. Pronunciation: varies by dialect, but usually muh-kee-ah-wee-sug. Type:Indian little people, forest spirits Related figures in other tribes:Mikumwess (Wabanaki), Memegwesi (Anishinabe), Puckwudgie (Algonquian)
Makiawisug are the Little People of the Mohegan and Pequot tribes. They can be dangerous if they are disrespected
but are generally benevolent nature spirits.
Makiawisug are usually described as knee-height (around two feet tall.)
The name Makiawisug derives from the Mohegan-Pequot word for the whippoorwill bird, with which they are associated.
Makiawisug are said to carve symbols
on rocks and have magical powers including the ability to make themselves invisible.
The leader of the Makiawisug, Granny Squant,
is a powerful magician married to the culture hero