Native American Indian language
Native American Legends: Wakonda (Wakanda)
Tribal affiliation: Omaha,
Alternate spellings: Wakanda, Wakonta, Waucondah, Wah-kon-tah
Type: Native American creator,
Related figures in other tribes: Wakan-Tanka (Sioux),
Kitchi Manitou (Ojibway)
Wakonda is the great Creator power of the Osage, Omaha, and Ponca tribes. Wakonda is an abstract, omnipresent creative force
who is never personified in traditional Siouan legends, and in fact did not even have a gender before the introduction of English with
its gender-specific pronouns.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Ke-ma-ha: The Omaha stories of Francis LaFleche:
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Book of Omaha legends told by a prominent Native author.
Osage Indian Customs and Myths:
A good collection of Osage traditional stories.
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