North American - An Algonquian girl. Sister of Bearskin Woman and Okinai. Her elder sister married a grizzly bear which was killed by her angry family. She then became a bear and killed all her people except Sinopa and her six brothers who were away on a hunting trip. To escape death at the hands of the bear-woman, Okinai, the eldest brother, shot arrows carrying Sinopa and her other brothers high into the sky. They became the constellation known as the Great Bear. Occasionally called Sinopa.

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