North American - An Algonquian youth. Brother of Nopatsis. The evil wife of Nopatsis accused Akaiyan of rape and Nopatsis abandoned him on an island when they were hunting together. Akaiyan survived with the help of the beavers. When Nopatsis came to the island the following year expecting to see his brother's bones, Akaiyan jumped on to the raft and left Nopatsis stranded. Next year, Akaiyan found his brother's bones when he went back to the island to visit the beavers. He taught his people the art of medicine, which he had learned from the beavers. Also commonly called Akaiyan.

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