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A Native American Vampire

Believe it or not American vampire fans, but we actually have a few vampire legends here in the States. Today’s supernatural tale of blood and terror is an old Native American legend that has been passed down. The tale of a Medicine Man and his wife, Laughing Sky.

There was once and very talented and powerful Medicine Man who ruled his tribe kindly and wisely. This man married the lovely woman Laughing Sky and the two of them were blissfully happy – until they learned that she was barren and that they would never be able to have a son.

The Medicine Man prayed and prayed to the Great Spirit, but his prayers were never answered. To make matters worse, Laughing Sky was losing time, for she was reaching the end of her child-bearing years. In desperation the Medicine Man cried out that unless the Great Spirit granted him a son, he would no longer serve and obey. Time passed and still Laughing Sky was without child.

This was when the Medicine Man turned to the darker and sinister arts for help. He opened a portal and brought out a powerful spirit from the realm of the shadows. The spirit, Jumlin, in return promised the Medicine Man many fine sons and daughters. But the wicked Jumlin lied and instead took over the mind and heart of the Medicine Man.

Jumlin was a truly cruel and evil spirit that feed on the blood of all living things. He first feed on the blood of the braves, then on the women and even on the children. Not only that but he slept with the women in the tribe and sired many children of his own. The tribe, who had loved the Medicine Man, now lived in fear of the monster that had taken him over. They sent hunters to other tribes to learn of a way to kill the spirit since he was so powerful none of their methods worked.

When they returned they found Laughing Sky very sick and close to giving birth to Jumlin’s creation. After her son Laughing Bear was born, Jumlin drained her blood and took his newborn baby and some of the tribe’s women and escaped across the plain.

Laughing Bear grew up to be strong and just as evil as his father, but one day the hunters caught up to him and his father. The Medicine Man and the spirit inside him were destroyed, but Laughing Bear escaped. It is said the he and his bloodsucking brothers and sisters still walk the earth even today.

– Moonlight

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Moonlight • January 4, 2010


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  • http://vampires.com helena salvator

    THIS IS GREAT!!! I’m so happy that Native Americans are somehow connected to Vampires cuz I love both!!! haha Nice Work Moonlight!!! :)

  • Isla

    I’ve read about this Native American tale. It’s my personal opinion that if Vampires do exist, the Native Americans would be first and foremost, the people to know about it. After all, the United States was orginally their land. Thank you for posting this.

  • Peter

    Hi,
    I’m wondering if you know of any references for this tale? I’d like to verify its authenticity as a Lakota tale.

    Best,
    Peter

    • Moonlight

      I first read of the story in Vampires by Joules Taylor and I’ve seen it all over the net, but I have no idea where it originally came from. Sorry :(