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Legendary Native American Figures: Yehasuri (Wild Indians)
Tribal affiliation: Catawba
Alternate spellings: Yenosu'riye, Yehasu'rie
Also known as: Wild Indians, Little Wild Indians, Wild People, Not Human Ones
Type: Native American little people, nature spirits
Related figures in other tribes: Kwanokasha (Choctaw), Yunwi Tsunsdi (Cherokee), Mannegishi (Cree)
Yehasuri are mischievous, dwarf-like nature spirits of Catawba folklore. Yehasuri are not generally
dangerous creatures, but the tricks they play can sometimes be destructive, and they were
sometimes used as bogeymen to warn children away from bad behavior.
Catawba Little People:
Catawba stories and traditions about the Yehasuri.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Collection of Catawba folklore and traditional stories.
Great collection of traditional tales about Native American little people from 14 different tribes.
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