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Native American Legends: Dahu (Tahu)

Name: Dahu
Tribal affiliation: Hidatsa
Alternate spellings: Tahu
Pronunciation: tah-hoo
Type: Thunderbird, storm gods, giant bird
Related figures in other tribes: Wakinyan (Sioux), Huhuk (Pawnee), Nonoma (Cheyenne), Thunderers (Cherokee)

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.

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