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Native American Legends: Dahu (Tahu)
Tribal affiliation: Hidatsa
Alternate spellings: Tahu
storm spirit, giant bird
Related figures in other tribes: Wakinyan (Sioux),
Dahu, or Tahu, is the Hidatsa Thunderbird. As in other Siouan tribes the Thunderbird is described as an immense eagle with
a forked, jagged tail. The beating of its wings cause thunder. Dahu is the mortal enemy of the water panther.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies:
Anthology of folklore from the Mandan, Hidatsa, and other Northern Plains tribes.
Hidatsa Social and Ceremonial Organization
North Dakota Indian reservations
Indians of the Plains
Siouan language group
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