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Legendary Native American Figures: Scalped Man
Name: Scalped Man
Tribal affiliation: Arikara, Pawnee
Native names: Tshunuxu, Chunuxu, Kicahuruksu'
Pronunciation: choo-noo-khoo (Arikara), kee-chah-hoo-rook-soo (Pawnee)
Scalped Man is a character from Arikara and Pawnee ghost stories, a warrior who returned to life after being killed and
scalped in battle and now roams the world as a fearsome spirit being with the top of his head missing. In most stories
frightens and menaces people, but in some he is a tragic figure who haunts his old village and helps people when they are
The Scalped Man in Arikara and Pawnee Folkore:
Several example of Scalped Man stories from the Pawnee and Arikara tribes.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Myths and Traditions of the Arikara Indians:
Collection of Arikara legends and oral history.
Hold Up The Sky:
Anthology of legends from the Pawnee and other Texas tribes.
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