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Native American Legends: Sitconski (Sitcon'ski)
Tribal affiliation: Assiniboine
Alternate spellings: Sichan Uski, Sitcon'ski, Sitkonsky, Sicanyuski, Sitcan'yuckin, Sichonski, Sichanski
Also known as: Inktomi
Related figures in other tribes: Inktomi (Sioux),
Nihant (Gros Ventre),
Sitconski is the Assiniboine trickster figure.
Although he is portrayed as a human man in Assiniboine folklore, Sitconski shares many similarities with the spider trickster
Iktomi of the related Dakota and Lakota Sioux tribes, and
many of the same stories are told in different Siouan tribes with only the identity of the protagonist differing. Indeed, Sitcon'ski
is even referred to by the borrowed Sioux name "Inktomi" by some Assiniboine storytellers.
American Indian Trickster Tales:
Compilation of more than a hundred Sitconski and other trickster stories from many different tribes.
Use discretion sharing these with kids as some of the stories contain adult humor.
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