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Legendary Native American Figures: Seuku the Wanderer (Shiok)

Name: Seuku
Tribal affiliation: Alsea
Alternate spellings: Seu'ku, Shio'k, Shiok, Shioku, Suku
Pronunciation: she-uh-kuh
Type: Trickster, transformer, culture hero, whale
Related figures in other tribes: Qone (Chehalis), Cikla (Chinook)

Seuku the Wanderer is an Alsea trickster character who underwent a period of transformation as a whale and afterwards became a mighty monster-slayer.

Seuku Stories

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Alsea Texts and Myths:
    Collection of traditional Alsea stories.
Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country:
    Excellent collection of folklore from the Oregon tribes.

Additional Resources

 Alsea gods
 Alsea language
 Oregon Native tribes
 Northwest Coast First Nations culture
 Penutian language group



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