Awwakkule, crow, knocking, montana, Native American, nature folks, nature spirits, Nimerigar, Nirumbee
The daughter of a good friend of mine, who lives in Montana, had a curious experience recently. She was walking her golden labrador retriever, through an area of their neighborhood where some houses are due to be demolished. It was Sunday and there wasn’t any workman around. She heard knocking coming from the area of the houses. It scared her a little, and knowing it’s a not good idea to go searching too far afield when you’re alone, she walked on past wondering what was making the knocking noises. Oddly, her dog didn’t seem to notice the knocking noises. In my opinion, her dog’s non-reaction adds a curious edge to her experience.
To me, the knocking noises is much like some of the pranks that I’ve read that nature folks do either out of amusement or trying to keep a human out of a dangerous area by scaring them. I didn’t know if there was any nature folk legends in Montana, so I looked it up and sure enough there is from the Crow Legends.
The Nirumbee or Awwakkule : 18 inches tall, large heads, sharp canine-like teeth, no neck, large round belly, strong arms and legs, very aggressive.
They’re dangerous and referred to by the Crow Tribes as ferocious dwarves. The dwarves aggressiveness and sharp canine teeth reminded me of the Nimerigar of Wyoming. Their general description varies, but the aggression is about the same.
According to the article I read, Meriwether Lewis (Lewis & Clark expedition) wrote about little people tribes and described them as about 18 inches tall with big heads. He called them little demons whose sharp arrows could strike at great distances. The regular size tribes that came to the Spirit Mound area had a fear of the little people and were extra cautious.
I can’t imagine why Mr. Lewis would make a record of the little tribes unless there really was something to it. I’ve always thought that perhaps pygmy-type tribes here in the USA may have used excessive violence to discourage invaders and/or protect their territories. Of course on the flip side of that is that the regular size people may have over embellished the negative stories to keep their women and children at home.
Since I’ve researched about little beings in Montana, I told my friend that it was a good thing his daughter didn’t go looking for the source of the knocking because she may have encountered one the ferocious nature folks. I’m a realist and know that the knocking sounds she heard could’ve been a woodpecker or chipmunk or even a hidden human messing around. However, when my friend invited me to come visit and go in search of the Nirumbee or Awwakkule , I politely declined since I can’t really afford a trip right now. Doing field research does interest me, but I would much prefer to seek the calmer more friendly nature folks and not the violent sharp canine teeth ones. My friend understood…
Nirumbee or Awwakkule –
North west: Montana, Pryor Mountains
18 inches tall, large heads, sharp, canine-like teeth, no neck, large round belly, strong arms and legs
Very strong: reportedly could kill an elk and carry it off (or drag it off) with no effort which spawned the Crow expression, “strong as a dwarf,”
Sometimes known as Spirit Dwarves, ferocious dwarves and little demons.
They steal children, food, medicine and tobacco also can tear the hearts out of horses
Like many of the nature folks they also have a positive side of teaching spiritual wisdom
source and further reading:
Little People of the Pryor Mountains – Wikipedia
Wolf Paranormal Investigations said:
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I think it’s a very interesting experience your friend had – and I agree with you that there is probably a more mundane cause of the knocking. But the dog didn’t react at all, and that seems odd to me. It should have shown *some* interest… shouldn’t it? It would be really interesting if your friend took someone with them next time, just to see if the experience is repeated….
Hi Wolfy 😉
Welcome to my blog.
I saw where you had built your new paranormal blog on wordpress and I was happy to give you my support and a follow. I’ve always enjoyed your paranormal experiences and investigations.
As you can see, this blog isn’t very active with posts or comments, but it gets quite a bit of traffic. I built it to keep what info I had together and to hopefully help others if they’re looking for info on nature-folks. Because of the stigma of the fae & nature folk beliefs, most people shy away from leaving their honest thoughts or comments. It’s sad really because if this was a ufo or bigfoot blog, I suspect more people would feel more comfortable with commenting.
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Wolf Paranormal Investigations said:
Thanks, doll, I really appreciate that. *hug*
I agree with you completely about the stigma that comes with certain beliefs. And yes, it really is sad that people who believe don’t feel comfortable sharing their thoughts. It’s sad that in this day and age, such intolerance still exists… ::sighs::
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