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Legendary Native American Figures: Seuku the Wanderer (Shiok)
Tribal affiliation: Alsea
Alternate spellings: Seu'ku, Shio'k, Shiok, Shioku, Suku
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.
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.
Oregon Native tribes
Northwest Coast First Nations culture
Penutian language group
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