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Native American Legends: Old Woman Who Never Dies

Name: Old Woman Who Never Dies
Tribal affiliation: Mandan, Hidatsa
Native names: Kadhutetash, Gaarudetaash
Type: Corn goddess
Related figures in other tribes: Mother Corn (Arikara), Selu (Cherokee), Onatah (Iroquois)

In Hidatsa and Mandan mythology, Old Woman Who Never Dies is the corn spirit. She taught the people how to harvest corn and give thanks for the harvest properly.

Old-Woman-Who-Never-Dies Stories

*The Corn Ceremony:
    Hidatsa myth about Old Woman Who Never Dies and the corn harvest.

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Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies:
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