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Legendary Native American Figures: Skadegamutc (Ghost-witch)
Tribal affiliation: Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Abenaki
Alternate spellings: Skudakumooch', Sk
Also known as: Ghost-witch, Ghost witch
Type: Ghost, witch
A Skadegamutc, or ghost-witch, is an undead monster of the Wabanaki tribes.
Usually a skadegamutc is said to have been created upon the death of an evil magician who refuses to stay dead,
but comes to life at night to kill, eat, and throw curses at any unlucky humans who come across them. The only way to
permanently a ghost-witch them is by fire.
The Lost Hunters:
Maliseet Indian stories about a man killed by a skadegamutc.
An Abenaki Witch Story:
Abenaki Indian story about a man killed by a ghost witch.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
When the Chenoo Howls: Native American Tales of Terror:
Eerie collection of stories about Native American ghosts and other monsters, told by an Abenaki storyteller.
Seven Eyes, Seven Legs:
Good book of Native American myths and folktales told and illustrated by an Abenaki author.
Excellent anthology of stories, songs, and oral history from the Mi'kmaq and other Algonquian tribes.
Voice of the Dawn
Eastern Woodlands cultures
American Indian horror stories
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