Is Glooskap, the same as Rumplestilskin? I have heard similar stories, but I can not remember them exactly. I always enjoyed the Rumplestilskin stories, too. Now, if only I could spin thread into gold, I would have it made!
Stories of Glooskap are found in a great book called Algonquin Myths and Legends. An old book.
He is an important folk hero to the Native Americans, but I don't remember the stories well.
I much more liked the other stories the book retold.