Veeho is the spider trickster of the Cheyenne tribe. Though he is associated with spiders and his name means "spider," Veeho has the
form of a man in every Cheyenne tale we know of. In some stories, Veeho plays the role of the clever and benevolent
trickster/transformer hero, but in most stories, he is merely a silly and foolish
character who behaves as inappropriately as possible by Cheyenne social standards. The literal meaning of Veeho's
Cheyenne name is "Spider." It is given as "White-Man" in some older translations, but this is a misleading
translation-- the Cheyennes named white people after Veeho, not vice versa!
American Indian Trickster Tales:
Compilation of more than a hundred Veeho and other trickster stories from many different tribes.
Use discretion sharing these with kids as some of the stories contain adult humor.