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Native American Legends: Nida (Nidawi)
Tribal affiliation: Omaha,
Alternate spellings: Nidawi, Nidawin, Nidawį
Type: Native monster
Related figures in other tribes: Stiff-Legged (Woodland Indian),
Mammoth Bear (Iroquois),
Nida is an elephant-like earth spirit of Omaha and Ponca mythology. It may have been based on mastodon fossils.
Nidawi is the feminine form of the name.
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