As one example in 1998, some Pawnees attended the funeral of a kinswoman who died in southern Oklahoma in the old Choctaw country.
After her death, the Pawnees told the folks back home that when they, her relatives, went to the funeral the Choctaws largely ignored them.
The afflicted woman said that the Pawnees used to be able to reverse the spell, but only certain persons knew how and they are gone she thinks, at least she doesn't know of any who can do it now.
For many years the Wichitas and Pawnees have visited each other on alternate years and have done so for many decades.
Among the Pawnees certain individuals were said to assume animal forms and in this form witchcraft could occur.
Nevertheless, human emotions such as anger, jealousy and the desire for revenge could overcome this restraint, and witching did occur - and does today according to some Pawnees.
The Pawnees have a saying that a person should never "put himself out in front of others" in an conspicuous way.
Pawnee beliefs indicate a long history in which witchcraft was said to have occurred.
Tirawahat, the Pawnee Great Father in the Heavens, sent down the Sun Boys who destroyed her powers and eventually she is carried off to become the Woman in the Moon so far away that she could no longer do harm.(3)
One Pawnee Skidi band story relates that when men began to learn magic from animals they also learned the rituals of witchcraft from them.
In a Pawnee story related by John Box, a man killed his wife and fed her flesh to their children.
It is not known when the Pawnee myths and legends that describe witchcraft were first told, but it can be noted that in time men not supernatural beings gained the power to do evil through magic.