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Located in Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New England, the biggest of the Pukwudgees was a chief of seven bands of these magical creatures, and legend says that though this mighty chief was no taller than a regular man’s knee, he was dangerous. He could order his clan to perform deadly magic on their human neighbors. This chief was said to wear a string of brightly-colored shells around his neck, and he wore clothes made entirely of green leaves. He carried a white bow made of oak wood. The chief had more powerful magic than any Wampanoag medicine man. The creatures lived in the swamps and around the bays and salt ponds, and they hid their homes in the tall marsh grasses. This creature has also been mentioned by name in the central part of the United States. Also spelled: Puckwudgees

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