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Native American Legends: Kiwolatomuhsisok
Tribal affiliation: Maliseet
Alternate spellings: Kiwalatamosisuk, Geow-lud-mo-sis-eg, Kiwolatomuhsok, Kiwalatamo'si'uk,
Giewludmooseeug, Giewludmooseeesug, Keou-lu-moosis-uk
Also known as: The singular form of their name is Kiwolatomuhsis, Kiwolatomuhs, etc.
Type: American Indian little people
Related figures in other tribes: Nagumwasuk (Passamaquoddy)
Kiwolatomuhsisok are sprites who live in Maliseet villages or nearby. They can be mischievous, but
unlike some little people of Native American
folklore, their tricks are never dangerous or destructive-- usually they just rearrange things, tie knots in them,
or leave little braids in hair or clothing.
They are friendly to people and sometimes help with household chores if gifts are left for them or kindness
is shown to their children. According to some stories, the kiwolatomuhsisok are able to foretell the future.
The Little People:
Maliseet folk stories about the Giewludmooseeug.
Tales of the Maliseet "little people."
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Giants of the Dawnland:
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A good collection of Wabanaki legends told by a Penobscot Indian author.
Excellent anthology of stories, songs, and oral history from the Maliseet and other Algonquian tribes.
Traditional tales about little people from the Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, and other Native American tribes.
Natives of Maine
Eastern Woodland tribes
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