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Native American Legends: Burnt Belly
Name: Burnt Belly
Alternate spellings: Burnt-Belly
Tribal affiliation: Pawnee
Type: Native hero, poor-boy
Related figures in other tribes: Found In Grass (Arapaho),
Wets The Bed (Wichita)
Burnt-Belly is an orphan hero from Wichita folklore. Like many Plains Indian folk heroes, he was a poor, dirty orphan boy who
was neglected by his tribe and given a disparaging nickname, but used his powers and his good nature
to rise above his humble origins and marry the chief's daughter.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
The Pawnee Mythology:
Extensive collection of Pawnee legends and traditional stories.
Hold Up The Sky:
Anthology of legends from the Pawnee and other Texas tribes.
Pawnee Indian language
The Plains Natives
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