Posted 11 November 2004 - 11:52 PM
Yes, the Cherokee do have legends of "little people" who guarded treasures, not only from the white man, but from greedy tribe members as well. I honestly cannot recall what they were called (it's been several years since I've been able to go to a pow-wow or talk to any tribal elders near me. Working vaccuums.). If I recall correctly, the little people meant more to certain members of the tribe than others, as they would appear to them in their visions and would become a part of their personal medicine. Most often, each member of any given Indian tribe would have their own personal medicine, usually gained through a "vision quest". So, what would work for one warrior might not work for another, according to what they saw in their vision. This was quite pronounced in the warlike tribes.