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Native American Legends: Nikommo (Nickommo)

Name: Nikommo
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 Stories

*Nikommo and Hobbamock:
    Nipmuc and Narragansett stories about the Nikommo.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
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Spirit of the New England Tribes:
    Collection of Wampanoag, Narragansett, and Mohegan legends and traditional stories, including a chapter on the Little People.
Algonquian Spirit:
    Excellent anthology of stories, songs, and oral history from the Algonquian tribes.
The Deetkatoo:
    Traditional tales about little people from 14 different Native American tribes.

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