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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: Yehasuri (Catawba), Atosi (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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*Supernatural Beings in Our Past:
    Article on Choctaw folklore, including descriptions of the Bohpoli.

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