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Legendary Native American Figures: Nida (Nidawi)
Tribal affiliation: Omaha, Ponca
Alternate spellings: Nidawi, Nidawin, Nidawį
Type: Native monster
Related figures in other tribes: Stiff-Legged (Woodland Indian),
Mammoth Bear (Iroquois),
Nida is an elephant-like earth spirit of Omaha and Ponca mythology. It may have been based on mastodon fossils.
Nidawi is the feminine form of the name.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Osage Indian Customs and Myths:
A good collection of Osage traditional stories.
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