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Native American Legends: Nikommo (Nickommo)
Tribal affiliation: Wampanoag, Narragansett
Alternate spellings: Nickommo
Pronunciation: varies by dialect: usually nih-koh-moh or nih-kum-oh
Type: Little people, nature spirits
Related figures in other tribes: Nagumwasuck (Passamaquoddy)
Benevolent little people of the forest, in whose honor the Nikommo feasts are held.
Unlike the more menacing Puckwudgies,
Nikommo do not cause death or destruction; instead they bring good fortune and supernatural assistance
to those who treat them respectfully.
Nikommo and Hobbamock:
Nipmuc and Narragansett stories about the Nikommo.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Spirit of the New England Tribes:
Collection of Wampanoag, Narragansett, and Mohegan legends and traditional stories, including a chapter on the Little People.
Excellent anthology of stories, songs, and oral history from the Algonquian tribes.
Traditional tales about little people from 14 different Native American tribes.
Voices from Past and Present
Algonquian legends and stories
Northeast Woodland tribes
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