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Native American Legends: Lost Elves

Name: Lost Elves
Tribal affiliation: Caddo
Also known as: Lost People in the Thickets
Type: Native American little people, ghosts
Related figures in other tribes: Tree Dwellers (Sioux), Black Imps (Achumawi), Swamp Woman (Wabanaki)

In Caddo folk traditions, the Lost Elves are ghostly nocturnal creatures that haunt thickets and wilderness areas. They are the size of children and live inside hollow trees. People who become lost in the wilderness may be turned into Lost Elves.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Traditions of the Caddo:
    A good anthology of Caddo Indian folklore and oral history.
Hold Up The Sky:
    Anthology of legends from the Caddo and other Southern Plains tribes.

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Additional Resources

 Traditional History of the Caddo Confederacy
 Caddo spirits
 Caddo language
 Caddo pronunciation
 Texas Native Americans
 Native Plains Indians
 Caddo languages

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