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Native American Legends: Tonop

Name: Tonop
Tribal affiliation: Tunica
Type: Indian dwarves
Related figures in other tribes: Yehasuri (Catawba), Bohpoli (Choctaw), Pukwudgie (Wampanoag)

According to some accounts, Tonop is the name of a mythical dwarf of Tunica folklore. We should note that our Tunica-Biloxi volunteer has not heard of this being before, but many Tunica stories have been lost over the years. Tonop was reported to be half a human's height and also half as narrow, possibly also having only one eye.

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