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Legendary Native American Figures: Nida (Nidawi)

Name: Nida
Tribal affiliation: Omaha, Ponca
Alternate spellings: Nidawi, Nidawin, Nidawį
Pronunciation: nee-dah
Type: Native monster
Related figures in other tribes: Stiff-Legged (Woodland Indian), Mammoth Bear (Iroquois), Man-Eater (Koasati)

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.

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Osage Indian Customs and Myths:
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