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Native American Legends: Bohpoli
Tribal affiliation: Choctaw
Type: Native little people
Related figures in other tribes:
Wild Indians (Catawba),
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
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.
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.
They Say The Wind Is Red
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The Southeast Native
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