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Legendary Native American Figures: Unknown Woman (Ohoyo Osh Chisba)
Name: Unknown Woman
Tribal affiliation: Choctaw
Native names: Ohoyo Chishba Osh, Ohoyo Osh Chisba
Pronunciation:oh-hoh-yoh cheesh-bah osh
Type: Corn goddess
Related figures in other tribes: Corn Mother (Arikara), Selu (Cherokee), Mandamin (Anishinabe)
Unknown Woman is a mythological figure who brought corn to the Choctaw people.
Her Choctaw name, Ohoyo Chishba Osh, means "woman who stretches way back,"
in other words Long-Ago or Unknown Woman.
Choctaw Corn Legend:
Choctaw legends about the woman who brought corn to the people.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Southeastern Native American Legends:
Book comparing the traditional stories of the Choctaw and other Southeast tribes.
They Say The Wind Is Red
Choctaw language learning
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Southeast Woodland Indians
Muskogean language family
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