The Chippewa corn spirit who is, contrary to other Native American peoples, thought of as a young man. He was sent from the sky but was killed by a mortal and buried. From his grave sprang the maize plant, the first one ever to grow on earth, and a sign of his divine nature.



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  • Dixon-Kennedy, Mike. (1996). Native American Myth & Legend. London: Blandford.