Freshwater Monster of the north-central United States.
Etymology: Dakota (Siouan) word. Variant name: Unktéxi. Physical description: Serpentine but with feet. Huge horn on its head. Spikes on the tail.
Behavior: Caused a great flood. Its bones can still be seen in the Badlands of South Dakota.
Distribution: Missouri River, as well as nearby tributaries and lakes.
Possible explanation: Based on fossil dinosaur bones in the Black Hills and Badlands.
Sources: Albert S. Gatschet, "WaterMonsters of American Aborigines," Journal of American Folklore 12 (1899): 255-260; Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz, eds., American Indian Myths and Legends (New York: Pantheon, 1984), pp. 93-95, 220-222.
Was this article helpful?
All wart sufferers, this is the day to stop the shame. How I Got Rid Of My Warts Forever and How You Can Get Rid Of Warts Naturally In 3 Days. With No Blisters, No Scars, And No Pain Without medications or expensive procedures. All by applying a simple, very natural and unbelievable FREE substance that can be found in almost every household.