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Titled "Creek Medicine Man and Little People"

Solomon McCombs1965

Bureau of Indian Affairs Museum Program

Bureau of Indian Affairs Museum Program

A larger figure of a man with four smaller men surrounded by trees.

Common to myths and stories of the Southeastern tribes, “Little People” are very similar to the fairies of Ireland and elves of England. Normally regarded as tricksters, they also at times had magical powers and helped protect or guide individuals or groups of people.

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  • Title: Titled "Creek Medicine Man and Little People"
  • Creator: Solomon McCombs
  • Date Created: 1965
  • Physical Dimensions: 32 in. H x 40 in. W
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Paint on illustration board
  • z-Keywords: Native American, American Indian, Muscogee, Creek
  • Tribal affiliation: The Muscogee (Creek) Nation
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