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Welcome to the Tuesday Coffee Hour here on Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can hang out and talk about what’s going on in our worlds. I suspect that almost everybody has heard stories about the Little People among the Irish. There are also stories about the Little People American Indian people.

The cosmology of many Northern Plains tribes includes Little People. The Crow are a Northern Plains tribe whose traditional homeland was in Montana and Wyoming. Among the Crow, there are Little People who live in the mountains and often help the people. When the people were facing a difficult journey, they would often leave offers of beads for the Little People. During the vision quest, the Little People might appear and give the seeker certain medicines. When a Crow woman was pregnant and desired to know the sex of her child, she would leave two toys—one for a boy and one for a girl—for the Little People at a site near Pryor Creek. The next morning there would be only one toy left and this would indicate the baby’s sex.

Have you heard stories about the Little People? Have you ever had an experience with the Little People?

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