Awl Boy

North American - A culture hero of the Tewa tribe. He was born when his people were migrating and was left to fend for himself. The boy grew rapidly and set out to find his people. In an empty house, Awl called to him from the road and the boy, now Awl Boy, took Awl with him and was henceforth very lucky. He finally located his tribe and restored their fortunes by his skill as a hunter, eventually being made chief of the tribe. An alternative story has Corn Mother calling from the roof and telling the boy to place her and Awl in a covered basket. Next morning the boy found new deerskin clothes waiting for him and he set off with the basket to find his people. Called Awl Boy.

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