Dwarves of Ancient America

A popular misconception is that Dwarves are part of a uniquely European folklore. This article debunks the notion. Dwarf-tribes were part of everyday life to the “native Americans”. In the process, we learn many other things forgotten and buried in the sands of History.

The classical European image of Dwarves in fairly tales showed them wearing pointed caps, having pointy noses and often carrying a belt of tools or tote-bags. But the image you see above is not European, it’s “Mesoamerican”. It’s labeled a “Mayan Limestone carving” and dated to 600-900 A.D. Mainstream archaeologists claim that these fellows were “attendants to the king” and “suffered” Dwarfism.  Image Source: Ancient American, Volume 14, Issue 89

The “mythology” of native Americans does not mention an illness called dwarfism. The recorded oral History of natives from South to North America say at one time there was a race of dwarves with their own kingdoms, tribes and families.

The best book on the subject is “American Elves an Encyclopedia of little people” by John Roth. Even though it was published in 1997, I found no trace of the book in shops or online. Bookshops were unable to order it for me. I drove 300 miles to one university library that stocked the book. There, I photographed its 329 pages. It’s from this book that I take some of the information below (the names of the native tribes and dwarves, but not the images and additional info).

Abenaki couple 1750

The Abenaki are natives of eastern Canada and Maine. These “red skinned Indians” are really white skinned, both today and hundreds of years ago. They tell of bygone days in which there were dwarves two feet tall with uncombed straight black hair to below the waist called  alambegwiino siis.

There also roamed the Bokwjimen(bok-wee-jee-men), now called Pukwudgies a word for shapeshifting dwarves. Shapeshifters are a common feature of native legend. Pukwudgies were people of the forest, later becoming spirits in the forest. A transition in vibratory density. Both Abenaki words for Dwarf contain the word “wii” as in Bok-Wii-Jii-Men and Alambeg-wii-no, which is ancient German for “small” (modern German: Wicht). The ancient English term “wee” as in “a wee bit” has the same meaning. Unlike other tribes, the Abenaki thought the dwarves were generally friendly and allies to taller humans. The Giants on the other hand, called Giwakwa, were man-eating monsters and foes to the natives.

Some Algic tribes (natives of Canada) call their dwarves Pakwatcininins, a word meaning “little man of the woods”. The Micmac, Ojibwa and Maliseet tribes used this name and also other ones. A more malicious dwarf was called Maskadisiqag. Dwarfes of mischief were named Mee’megwee. There’s that wee sound again.

A drawing based on descriptions of the Mee’megwee

There are the Woge dwarves, called “wise ones”, the “first people” or the “previous people” by the Yurok and NaDene tribes. The Woge have long fingernails, slanted eyes and long white beards. Their wrinkled skin is white or blue-black. The Wiyot tribe calls their dwarves Wigidokowok. The Wiy-ot say that the Wi-gid-ok-owok dwarves were the first people made by the Creator and that they are physically very strong even though their height is no more than two to three feet.

The Karuk natives of California spoke of a dwarf people that shot deadly, flaming arrows. They called them Oh-mah-ha (poorly translated as creek devils) and Rakni u’ma’a. Rakne is ancient German for “mound” and “ho ma” means upstream. The dwarves were named by the locations they were found – mounds and rivers.

The Yurok people (Yur-ok) call the dwarves saa’aitl, and remember them as small people with long pointed heads and long mouths. Below is an 1800s image of some of these “red Indians” called Yurok.

The three ladies on the right have a vaguely asian look to them, while the one’s on the right could easily be taken for Europeans. My reason for pointing this out is that it doesn’t match the hollywood-and-academia narrative.

Another name the Yoruk gave the dwarves by was helkew, a word that doubled as “mountains”. The pronounciation of helkew is helkau which is ancient German for “the land of hel”, which, according to ancient German and Norse mythology, is the subterranean realm. The association of dwarves with inner Earth is the same in Europe, Africa, Asia and anywhere else the dwarves were known.

An ancient Arapho people lived in what is today known as Colorado and Wyoming. Their dwarves were cannibalistic. They called them Hantceciitehi, Hecesiiteihii, apparently pronounced heah-chass-ee-tay-hee and are described as swift, strong, muscular, ugly and dark-skinned. They had childlike voices and uncombed, matted and dirty hair.

The Shoshone ancients of the Rocky Mountains called the dwarves Nimerigar (and Wimerigar and Ninimbe), translated as “people eater”. Pictured here is the “San Pedro Mountains mummy”, discovered in 1932 below a cave in Casper, Wyoming. It was discovered by new-Americans, buried deep underground, but cited by natives as an example of a Nimerigar.

Dwarf-skeletons were commonly not just found but rather dug-up, perhaps pointing to disasterous upheavals in days of yore.

The Mohegan tribe was settled in todays Connecticut. Their “little people” were called Muhkeahweesug or Makiawisag or Makiawisug (wis is ancient German refers to “people of knowledge”, shamans or sorcerers). Some also called them Makawis (maka means creators). They are two feet tall and knowledgable in herbal healing arts.

According to the Cherokee of southeastern USA, the little people, under two feet tall are handsome men and women of white, brown, black and golden skin. One class of dwarves called “rock people” steal little children. One name for them is Tsundige’wi, who scoop out nests in the sand and line them with grass. As previously mentioned the ancient German word for Dwarf is “Wi”, pronounced “wee”.  The word “Sundige” is German for “sinful”, so it’s “sinful dwarves”. The Cherokee also knew them as Little Red Men, Mountain Fairies and Dedzatin, who lived in caves and deep inside mountains. Tales of villages and mysterious ever-glowing lights inside mountains abound.

Image: Colima ceramic figure dated to 400 B.C.

Image Source: Ancient American, Volume 14, Issue 89

It’s reported that some dwarves went to live with and work for the humans. A strange group of dwarves called “thunder boys” wore read and purple pointed caps and ate their meat raw. The thunder-boys were well versed in herbal medicine. Many dwarves were said to only come out at night because the sunlight was too bright for them (being accustomed to subterranean life). The little people enjoy drumming, dancing and ballgames and played with the children of the Cherokee.

In the Bahamas and Bermuda, the dwarves are called Yaho or Yeho by the natives and said to be three to four feet tall, covered with long red or brown hair and a splayed big toe. They are light skinned with long beards. They often wear black velvet waistcoats.

According to the oral History of the Cheyenne, their first attempt to enter the Rocky Mountains was stopped by an army of knee-high dwarves. Over time they dwindled in number, without the Cheyennes doing, until they finally disappeared altogether.

The Rama tribe of Latin America, spoke of a white skinned dwarf they called Kulmong. The Kogi tribe, of the same region, called their dwarves Noanayomang and said they lived in subterranean dwellings. The Trumai people of Brazil call their dwarves Ole. The Bari people call them Bakai. The Catio tribe call them Anamukama. That’s also their name for the underground world. According to the Sanema, the Oneitib or Oinani dwarves fell underground because they broke menstrual and other sexual rules. Dwarves in many tales of the natives, are said to have no anuses (which tells us they are an entirely different people than modern day dwarves).

The Mahican or Mohican people say that the dwarves were “fairies” and that they preceded the human race. The Leni-Lape people call them Nan a Push (Little People of the Forest). If it were spelled “Nan a Bush” it would be much easier to see that all these “native American” languages are really ancient German. It’s strange to me that academics would write “Push” instead of “Bush” (which, in ancient German, denotes “Forest”). I see this kind of obfuscation a lot.

Most natives really discern between three types of dwarves: Those who well in caves, those of the water and those in “the Bush” or the woods.

The Tacana (T-Ac-Ana, ag. for Earth’s Ancestors) of ancient Bolivia call their little ones Idsetti-deha. This is translated as “Sun Men”. These are red haired people, again without anuses. They dwell in a vast underworld realm of caverns. There is a belief that if humans behave badly, the earth would rotate or tilt and the sun-men could rise to the surface while those living on Earth descend to the underground world. Because of this, some of the dwarf sun-men aim to make humans behave badly so that they can replace them in a new era on the surface of Earth. I’m familiar with old European stories that mirror this belief. For example the German legend of the “sun king” that is sleeping inside a mountain and will one day awaken and reclaim the surface of the Earth.

The Choroti of ancient Paraguay call dwarves Wera’ik, a tribe of evil child abducters.

The Nivakle and Kariri-Tupi tribes call them Kutzukatas, dwarves with long white beards.

Washipi are, according to the Toba people, one and a half to three feet in height. The are hairy and their face has the likeness of monkeys. With their long fingernails they like eating honey, cactus fruits and pine nuts. They craft hammocks and small water jars and many other items.

Little people are no strangers to the Karuk, Seri and Achuwami tribes of Mexico. They are two and a half feet  tall and humanlike, often wearing leather headbands. They lived in the forest and were rumored to come from a sunken Island in the Pacific. The oral tales of the ancients say they attempted to escape the flood but those who survived were eventually eaten up by a “big bird”. The names used for these dwarves were Santos, Na Dene, Penutians and Kawas.

The Inuit of Alaska call them InYuarrolliq with pigeon toes and owl-like heads. The Chugash of ancient Alaska called them Inurulvt-kikit a physically strong, sea-oriented dwarves with pointed heads. Another name for them was Irreenrraw  or Irreenrrau and Ingnerajua tsiat, two foot tall dwarves, also called “spirit dwarves” in more recent times. E-nuk-gal-kle-nut are strong and couragous dwarves. Many of them wear fox skins, red pointed caps and pants or trousers made from sealskin (image below).

Consider: All indigenous people share stories about the dwarves of old. I’ve only shown you a small sampling which anyone can look up and verify, but there’s enough information to fill volumes. Dwarf-skeletons have been found across the world. Dwarf-dwellings have been found, even entire dwarf-towns and villages. Dwarf-weapons and flints have been dug up. All of these tales are routinely dismissed as “myths” in mainstream discourse. All of the skeletons and artifacts are dismissed as “hoaxes” without investigation. Or, if the authenticity of a find can’t be denied, they say it’s “a rare genetic disease called dwarfism”.

It’s safe to say that there is someone that doesn’t want you to know this stuff. Why? It’s probably not about dwarves directly, but what knowledge of their existence could lead to. Dwarves and Giants are a small piece of a greater puzzle that will reveal our true History.




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