Legendary Native American Figures: Nishanu (Nesaru)
Name: Nishanu Tribal affiliation:Arikara Alternate spellings: Neshanu, Neeshaanu, Nesaru, Neshanu Natchitak Pronunciation: neh-shah-noo Type:Creator, high god
Nishanu is the Arikara name for the Great Spirit or God. Literally, "Neshanu Natchitak" means "the Chief Above."
He is usually just called Nishanu ("Chief" or "Lord"), which is still used as the Arikara word for God today.