Cannibal Giant

Nor t h Amer ican Indian t r ibes oft en had legends of Entities similar to Giant Hominids cr WlLDM en. Lar gely myt hical and par t ially hist or -ical, t hese t ales in some cases may be based on a traditional knowledge of BlGFOOT, Hairy Bipeds, or North American Apes. Descriptions vary, but most of these creatures are said to be large and hairy; they live in remote areas and are said to eat people. Some of their behaviors are clearly fanciful, such as their ability t o cause unconsciousness, their knack for trickery, or their penchant for driving people crazy. Sometimes, t hey ar e said t o have st iff legs, a spike on t heir toes, or no odor at all—attributes not matching Bigfoot characteristics very well. "Stick Indians" generally refers to any group that lives in a wilderness area (and thus could refer to other tribes as well as unknown hominids) or that t hrows st icks at people. "St one giant s" wer e t he ancient, st one-clad beings in Ir oquoian myt hol-ogy who wer e generally unpleasant and act ed to mislead or kill humans; they represented both t he for ces of evil and t he har dships of wint er.

Variant names: ÀLAKWIS, Atahsaia, Atchen, Bukwas, Chihaienchi, Chiye Tanka, Dsono-qua, Dzoavits, ElIsh-Kas, Esti Capcaki, Ge-NoSgwa, Get'qun, Gilyuk, Gougou, Gugwé, Gyedm Gyiiilx, Haitiô Laux, Hecaitomixw Kaigyet, Kashehotapaio, Kecleh-Kudleh, Ke-Lô-Sumsh, Khot-Sa-Pohl, Kiwâkwe, Koosh-IAa-Kaa, La La, Lenghee, Loo Poo Oi'yes, Madukarahat Matiox, Mesingw Miitiipi, Misaabe, Nakani, Natiiskeiiguten, Numuzo'ho, Oeh, Oh-Mah, Okee, Oiayome, Pa-SnuIa, Piamupits, Rugaru, Sasquatch, See-Atco, Skadegamutc, Skookum, Smay'il, Snanaik, Sne-Nah, So'yoko, Steetathl, Sten-WYKEN, SteYe-Hah; St ick Indian, St one giant, Strendu, TahTAh-Kie'-Ah, Tenatco, Thamek-WIS, Timber giant, Toke-Mussi, TOrnaiT TOr-nit, TOylona, Tsadjatko, Tsamekes, TsoApiTTSE, TsUIKAIU, WAHTEETA, Wauk-wauk, Windigo, Xudeie, Yahyahaas, Yi' Dyi' Tay.

Sources: Marvin A. Rapp, "Legend of the Stone Giants," New York Folklore Quarterly 12 (1956): 280-282; Wayne Sut ties, "On the Cult ur al Tr ack of t he Sasquat ch," Northwest Anthropological Research Notes 6 (Spring 1972): 65-90; Joseph Bruchac, Stone Giants and

Flying Heads (Tr umansbur g, N.Y.: Crossing, 1979); Wayne Sut ties, "Sasquatch: The Testimony of Tradition," in Marjorie M. Halpin and Michael M. Ames, eds., Manlike Monsters on Trial (Vancouver, Canada: University of British Columbia Press, 1980), pp. 245-254; Raymond D. Fogelson, "Windigo Goes South: Stoneclad among the Cherokees," in Marjorie M. Halpin and Michael M. Ames, eds., Manlike Monsters on Trial (Vancouver, Canada: University of British Columbia Press, 1980), pp. 132-151; Grant R. Keddie, "On Creating Un-humans," in Vladimir Markotic and Gr over S. Krantz, eds., The Sasquatch and Other Unknown Hominoids (Calgary, Alt a., Canada: Western, 1984), pp. 22-29; Loren Coleman and Mark A. Hall, "From 'Atshen' to Giants in North America," in Vladimir Markotic and Gr over S. Kr ant z, eds., The Sasquatch and Other Unknown Hominoids (Calgary, Alt a., Canada: Western, 1984), pp. 30-43; Kyle Mizokami, Bigfoot-Like Figures in North American Folklore and Tradition, http://www.rain. or g/campint er net /bigfoot /bigfoot -folklor e.ht ml.

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Captain Hanna, 's fish, an odd fish caught offNew Harbor, Maine, in 1880 by Captain S. W. Hanna. (U.S. Fish Commission)

Captain Hanna, 's fish, an odd fish caught offNew Harbor, Maine, in 1880 by Captain S. W. Hanna. (U.S. Fish Commission)

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