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Native American Legends: Atosee (A:tosi)

Name: Atosee
Tribal affiliation: Koasati, Alabama
Alternate spellings: Atosi, A:tosi, Aatosi, Aatilhichi'kso, A:tilhicikso, Ati ilhicikso, Aatilhichikso, Atilhiciksosi, Aatsa'wwasi hich'kso, Aatosi ilhichikso
Pronunciation: ah-toh-see
Also known as: Pygmies
Type: American Indian little people
Related figures in other tribes: Yunwi Tsunsdi (Cherokee), Wild Indians (Catawba), Bohpoli (Choctaw)

The Atosee are the little people of Alabama and Koasati folklore. They have peculiar powers: things that are small and easy to humans are large and difficult to them, and things that are large and difficult to humans are small and easy to them.

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Atosee Stories

*The Pygmies:
    Alabama Indian legend about the Atosee.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Myths and Folktales of the Alabama-Coushatta Indians of Texas:
    Good collection of Alabama-Coushatta legends.
Southeastern Native American Legends:
    Book comparing the traditional stories of the Alabama and other Southeast tribes.

Additional Resources

 Journey to the West
 Koasati stories
 Coushatta language
 Koasati pronunciation
 Mississippi Native Americans
 Southeast Native American
 Muskogean languages



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