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Malecites | Legend

Here are some stories from the New Brunswick Malecites. Here are 3 characters in the stories:  Meekkomowess, Majalmood, and “The Little Men”.

Meekkomowess was a little old man who has a supernatural power, and could foretell the future. Meekkomowess goes to the Indians, gives them warnings and tells them about the danger that is coming. Miraculously, all the Indians who listened to Meekkomowess survived the danger, but unfortunately, all those that didn’t,  perished.  Everything Meekkomowess says is true. He never makes a mistake in foretelling the future.

Majalmood is a boy who made bows and arrows to protect the Indians. When Majalmood pointed anywhere with his finger, the arrow went that way.

The Little Men are Dwarfs. The Little Men can make a great variety of different clay objects, like axes, knives, canoes, men, and pipes, just like the real ones. They are not bad magicians, they don’t hurt anyone. Though, they will take a person’s knife if it is left on the bank and they will make a perfect clay imitation.

Author: N.B., 10 yrs. old

 

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