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Native American Legends: Red-Woman
Alternate spellings: Red Woman
Tribal affiliation: Crow
Native names: Hi'cictawi'a, Hisshishtawia
Related figures in other tribes: Double Face (Sioux)
Red-Woman is an ogress from Crow folklore. Although she is sometimes identified as a cannibal, in many
legends, she is a malevolent monster who kills just for the sake of killing, sometimes mutilating her victims
in horrible ways. In some stories she used witchcraft to hypnotize people or affect their minds.
Lodge-Boy and Thrown-Away:
Crow legend about Red-Woman murdering a pregnant woman.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
From the Heart of the Crow Country:
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Crow legends, traditional stories, and oral history narrated by a tribal elder.
Myths and Traditions of the Crow Indians:
Classic collection of Crow legends and folklore.
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