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Legendary Native American Figures: Wetucks

Name: Wetucks
Tribal affiliation: Narragansett
Alternate spellings: Weetucks
Pronunciation: wee-tucks
Type: Culture hero, Transformer, giant
Related figures in other tribes: Moshup (Wampanoag)

Wetucks is a giant who is the culture hero of the Narragansett tribes (sometimes referred to as a "transformer" by folklorists.)

Wetucks Stories

*Weetucks and the Sweat Lodge:
    Excerpt from a book about sweat lodge rituals telling a traditional legend about Wetucks.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Spirit of the New England Tribes:
    Collection of Wampanoag, Narragansett, and Mohegan legends and traditional stories, including some about Wetucks.
Algonquian Spirit:
    Excellent anthology of stories, songs, and oral history from the Algonquian tribes.

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Additional Resources

 Keepers of the Bay
 Algonquian stories and legends
 Narragansett tribe
 Rhode Island languages
 Northeast Woodland cultures
 Algonquians language



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