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Native American Legends: Kowi Anukasha

Name: Kowi Anukasha
Tribal affiliation: Choctaw
Alternate spellings: Kwanokasha, Kowi anakasha
Pronunciation: ko-wih ah-nuh-kah-shah
Type: Native American little people, forest spirits
Related figures in other tribes: Tsvdigewi (Cherokee), Mannegishi (Cree), Pukwudgie (Algonquian)

The Kowi Anukasha are Little People in Choctaw folklore. They have strong magic and can be very dangerous, but they sometimes also bestow powers upon people who treat them respectfully. Their name literally means "forest dwellers."

Kowi Anukasha Stories

*Choctaw Little People:
    Choctaw stories about the Kowi-Anukasha.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Southeastern Native American Legends:
    Book comparing the traditional stories of the Choctaw and other Southeast tribes.
The Deetkatoo:
    Traditional tales about little people from 14 different Native American tribes.

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Additional Resources

 Choctaw myth
 Choctaw language
 Choctaw tribe
 Languages of Mississippi
 Native Americans in the Southeast
 Choctaw pronunciation guide
 Muskogean language

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