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Legendary Native American Figures: Wahredwa

Name: Wahredwa
Tribal affiliation: Ioway, Otoe
Alternate spellings: Wahredua, Waredwa, Warédwa, Wahre'dua, Wahrédwa, Wahrédua
Pronunciation: wah-red-wah
Type: Twin heroes
Related figures in other tribes: Long Teeth (Arikara), Spring-Boy (Crow), Thrown-Away (Arapaho)

Wahredwa is one of a pair of mythological twins known as the Twin Holy Boys. Wahredwa grew up in the wilderness, while his brother, Dore, was raised by their human father.

Wahredwa Stories

*Dore and Wahredua:
    Iowa legends about the Twin Holy Brothers.
*Dore and Wahredua:
    Another story about the twin monster-slayers, narrated by two Otoe storytellers.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Lost Nation: The Ioway:
    Documentary films on Ioway culture and history including stories told by the remaining Ioway speakers.

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Additional Resources

 The Ioway Indians
 Ioway myths
 Ioway language
 Iowa Native Americans
 Plains Indians
 Siouan language



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