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This page is dedicated specifically to the Pacific Northwest bigfoot from which this name derives.

Sasquatch, (sæsq'ec, from the Halkomelem language of the Pacific Northwest), are an American bigfoot in Pacific Northwest folklore of the First Nations peoples.

DescriptionEdit

The Sasquatch are an American Bigfoot of the Cascade Range. They are reportedly a docile variety, and while having remained well hidden, they may have survived the Colonial wars much better than some of the hostile bigfoot types.

Sasquatch countryEdit

Sasquatch country includes all of the Cascade Range going West to the shoreline, from Southwest British Columbia down to northwest California, terminating around the Lake County, California area.

To the north were a hostle "Wild Man" called the Bukwas in Kwakiutl folklore. East of the Cascade, from the Spokane River of eastern Washington to northern Idaho were the Spokane bigfoot, known as the Sc'wen'ey'ti giants of Mount Spokane. These types were raiders, cannibals, and abductors in Spokane folklore. Further south of The Range, toward Yosemite National Park and the Mount Diablo region are another more hostile, abductor type bigfoot, likely thriving today (See Yosemite bigfoot).

The Sasquatch are perhaps…

The Sasq'ets of the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island, in folklore of the First Nations.

The At'at'ahila [1] around the Columbia River, in Chinookan folklore.

The Choanito "Night People"[1] of the Wenatchee Forest and Cascade Range, in Wenatchi folklore of the P'squosa people. They are closely allied with the Spokane tribes.

The El-Ish-kas in Makah[1] folklore of the Kwih-dich-chuh-ahtx (Qʷidiččaʔa·tx̌) "the people who live by the rocks and seagulls".

The Hecaitomixw "Dangerous Being" in Quinault folklore of the kʷínayɬ people located in Grays Harbor County, Washington.

The Kala'litabiqw of the mountainous regions of Skagit River, in Skagit folklore.[1]

The Omah, "Boss of the Woods" in Hupa[1] folklore of the Natinixwe, or Natinook-wa "People of the Place Where the Trails Return" in Humboldt County, California.

The Yohemiti near Lake Miwok, northern California, in Miwok[1] folklore. Sasquatch country seems to terminate around the Lake County, California area.

ReferencesEdit

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