Little People of the southeastern United States.
Etymology: Cherokee (Iroquoian).
Variant names: Tsundige'wi, Yunwee chuns dee.
Physical description: Height, 2 feet. Black hair reaches to the ground.
Behavior: Scoops out nests in sand and lines them with grass. Speaks Cherokee or an unknown dialect. Eats pigeons, tiny deer, and wild plums. Wears primitive clothes. Likes to play drums and dance.
Habitat: Rock slides, thickets, bluffs, and mountain balds.
Distribution: Northern Georgia; western North Carolina.
Sources: James Mooney, "Myths of the Cherokee," Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 19 (1900): 252-254, 325, 330-337, 348; John Witthoft and Wendel Hadlock, "Cherokee-Iroquois Little People," Journal of American Folklore 59 (1946): 413-422; Federal Writers Program, Georgia (Atlanta, Ga.: Tupper and Love, 1954), pp. 384-385; Raymond D. Fogelson, "Cherokee Little People Reconsidered," Journal of Cherokee Studies 7, no. 2 (1982): 92-98; Ron Martz, "Cherokee 'Little People' Legends of North Carolina," Atlanta (Ga.) Weekly, October 11, 1987; Jeannie Reed, Stories of the Yunwi Tsunsdi: The Cherokee Little People (Cherokee, N.C.: Cherokee Communications, 1991); John E. Roth, American Elves (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1997), pp. 29-33.
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