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Native American Legends: Mashe-Namak (Big Sturgeon)
Tribal affiliation: Menominee
Alternate spellings: Maeci-Namaeq, Mashenomak, Mashe-nomak, Mashernomak
Also known as: Big Sturgeon
Type: Lake monster, fish spirit
Mashe-Nomak is a water monster from Menominee Indian folklore, sometimes known as Big Sturgeon in English.
Its name literally means Great Fish.
Mashenomak, The Fish Monster:
The story of how the Menominee culture hero slew a man-eating fish monster.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Medicine Water: Menominee And Chippeway Indian Legends And Myths:
Old collection of Chippewa and Menominee stories.
Excellent anthology of stories, songs, and oral history from the Menominee and related tribes.
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