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Native American Legends: Charred Body
Name: Charred Body
Alternate spellings: Charred-Body
Tribal affiliation: Hidatsa, Crow
Native names: Iixua Araxaash, Alapooshish, Balapooshe
Type: Native hero
Charred Body is a Hidatsa hero who led the people to the earth from their original home in the sky. However, he also introduced
murder to the world by killing a woman who insulted him. Charred Body was the uncle of the sacred twins
In some Crow legends his name is given as the father of the sacred twins, without the Hidatsa story of migration and murder.
Charred Body Stories
Charred Body and First Creator:
Hidatsa myth about Charred Body, the Great Migration, and the origin of murder.
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Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies:
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The Native Plains
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