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Native American Legends: 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), Shikla (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
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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.

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Additional Resources

 Alsea gods
 Alsea Indian tribe
 Tribes in Oregon
 Northwest Coast First Nations culture
 Northwest Native arts
 Oregon Penutian languages

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