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Native American Legends: Wetucks
Tribal affiliation: Narragansett
Alternate spellings: Weetucks
Type: Culture hero,
Related figures in other tribes: Maushup (Wampanoag)
Wetucks is a giant who is the culture hero of the Narragansett tribes (sometimes referred to as a
"transformer" by folklorists.)
Weetucks and the Sweat Lodge:
Excerpt from a book about sweat lodge rituals telling a traditional legend about Wetucks.
Spirit of the New England Tribes:
Collection of Wampanoag, Narragansett, and Mohegan legends and traditional stories, including some about Wetucks.
Excellent anthology of stories, songs, and oral history from the Algonquian tribes.
Algonquian stories and legends
Narragansett Indian tribe
Rhode Island Native
Map of Eastern Woodland Indians
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