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Legendary Native American Figures: Old Woman Who Never Dies
Name: Old Woman Who Never Dies
Tribal affiliation: Mandan, Hidatsa
Native names: Kadhutetash, Gaarudetaash
Type: Corn spirit
Related figures in other tribes: Mother Corn (Arikara),
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.
The Corn Ceremony:
Hidatsa myth about Old Woman Who Never Dies and the corn harvest.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies:
Anthology of folklore from the Mandan, Hidatsa, and other Northern Plains tribes.
Hidatsa Social and Ceremonial Organization
North Dakota Native American history
Plains Native Americans
Hokan Siouan linguistics
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