Okay so the Wampanoag up in Massachusetts really were totally into their “creation giant” bro who apparently created most of Cape Cod. The Pukwudgies (drawn here) lived among the Wampanoag too and got crazy jealous over the attention the giant, Maushop, was getting. So they tried to win favor from the humans by helping with chores and stuff but they were really clumsy and kept breaking stuff or whatever, so they were just like “F it” and started being forreal nuisances and breaking stuff on purpose. The Wampanoag, much displeased, besought Maushop to intervene and he did and it resulted in the Pukwudgie getting violently thrown all over the place. Some died. Some were just messed up. All the survivors wanted REVENGE. So they came back to the Wampanoag and stole children, burned villages, murdered people in their sleep. Total. Mayhem. So once again Maushop was like “wtf these guys again? Hey, my sons, go take care of this.” So guess what? These five sons went to do their dad’s bidding and GOT KILLED. The pukwudgie killed the heck outta them. AND THEN. THEY EVENTUALLY KILLED MAUSHOP TOO.
So, after that, and still to this day, the Wampanoag recommend that if you see a pukwudgie in the forest just leave it alone. It’s probably still salty from that past stuff.