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Legendary Native American Figures: Man With No Head

Name: Man With No Head
Tribal affiliation: Hidatsa
Alternate spellings: Man-With-No-Head
Type: Monster
Related figures in other tribes: Double-Face (Sioux) Headless-Man (Wichita), Red-Woman (Crow)

In Hidatsa folklore, Man-With-No-Head was a headless monster with a gaping mouth in its shoulder.

Man-With-No-Head Stories

*Lodge-Boy and Spring-Boy:
    Hidatsa myth in which Headless Man murders a pregnant woman.

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.

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Additional Resources

 Hidatsa Social and Ceremonial Organization
 Hidatsa monsters
 Hidatsa language
 Indian reservations in North Dakota
 Native Americans of the Plains
 Siouan Indian tribe



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