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Legendary Native American Figures: World Man
Name: World Man
Tribal affiliation: Ioway
Native names: Maianwatahe, Mayan Wadahe, Mayan Watahe
Also known as: Everywhere Being, Everywhere Person, World-Man
Type: Native American dwarves,
Related figures in other tribes: Greasy Breast (Crow),
World Man, or Everywhere Being, is a dwarf-like god from Ioway mythology, associated with hunting, wealth, and good luck.
World Man Stories
The Story of Maianwatahe:
Iowa legend about a boy raised by the dwarf Maianwatahe.
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.
The Ioway Indians
Ioway Indian legends
Ioway Indian language
Native Americans in Iowa
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