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Native American Legends: Tinihowi

Name: Tinihowi
Tribal affiliation: Achumawi
Pronunciation: tee-nee-hoh-wee
Type: Spirit guide

Tinihowi are guardian spirits or "spirit guides," who appear to young men and give them special powers.

Tinihowi Stories

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
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Annikadel: The History of the Universe:
    Collection of Achumawi mythology and oral history.
Surviving Through the Days: Translations of Native California Stories and Songs:
    Anthology of myths and traditional literature from the Achumawi, Atsugewi and other California tribes.

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