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Legendary Native American Figures: Wets-The-Bed
Name: Wets The Bed
Alternate spellings: Wets-The-Bed
Tribal affiliation: Wichita
Native names: Weksidahos, Itschidistariak, Hasiilawa
Type: American Indian hero, poor boy
Related figures in other tribes: Burnt Belly (Pawnee),
Found In Grass (Arapaho)
Wets-The-Bed is an orphan hero from Wichita folklore. Like many Plains Indian folk heroes, he was a poor, dirty orphan boy who
was mistreated by his tribe and given an insulting nickname, but used his innate magical powers and his determined attitude
to rise above his humble origins and become a great chief.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Mythology of the Wichita
Book of Wichita myths and legends.
Hold Up The Sky:
Anthology of legends from the Wichita and other Southern Plains tribes.
Traders of Texas and the Southern Plains
Wichita Indian language
Plains Indian culture
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