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Native American Legends: Bohpoli

Name: Bohpoli
Tribal affiliation: Choctaw
Pronunciation: bo-po-lee
Type: Native little people
Related figures in other tribes: Wild Indians (Catawba), Atosee (Koasati), Tonop (Tunica)

The Bohpoli are little people of Choctaw folklore, known for causing mischief and particularly for throwing rocks at people (the name "bohpoli" means "thrower.") Some people believe the Bohpoli are the same people as the Kowi Anukasha, another race of Choctaw little people who are typically described as powerful and dangerous rather than mischievous. They may have had two different aspects, or they may be two different bands of creatures.

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Bohpoli Stories

*Supernatural Beings in Our Past:
    Article on Choctaw folklore, including descriptions of the Bohpoli.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Southeastern Native American Legends:
    Book comparing the traditional stories of the Choctaw and other Southeast tribes.

Additional Resources

 They Say The Wind Is Red
 Choctaw myths
 Choctaw language
 Choctaw pronunciation
 Mississippi Native Americans
 The Southeast Native
 Muskogean tribe



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