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Legendary Native American Figures: Kolowa

Name: Kolowa
Tribal affiliation: Creek
Type: Monster, ogre
Related figures in other tribes: Man-Eater (Southeastern tribes,) Double-Face (Plains tribes)

Kolowa is a kind of hairy, man-eating ogre from Creek mythology. Some recent Creek storytellers have translated it as "gorilla."

Kolowa Stories

*Lodge Boy, Wild Boy, and the Kolowa Woman * Bead-Spitter and Thrown-Away:
    Choctaw legends about twin heroes defeating a Kolowa who killed their mother.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Southeastern Native American Legends:
    Book comparing traditional Muskogee stories with the stories of other Southeast tribes.

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Additional Resources

 Creek Indian Medicine Ways
 Muskogee myths
 Creek language
 Muskogee pronunciation
 South Carolina Indian tribes
 The Southeast Native Americans
 Muscogean languages



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