Native language * Native cultures * What's new on our site today!

  * Find Native American ancestors in your family tree

Legendary Native American Figures: Sasquatch (Sesquac)

Name: Sasquatch
Tribal affiliation: Halkomelem, Coast Salish
Alternate spellings: Sasq'ets, Sesq'ec, Sesqec, Sacsquec, Saskehavas, Sesquac
Pronunciation: sess-k-uts
Type: Bigfoot, forest spirits

Sasquatch is the most famous legendary "bigfoot" creature. According to Halkomelem and other Coast Salish traditions, Sasquatch was a powerful but generally benign supernatural creature in the shape of a very large, hairy wild man. Its Halkomelem name is pronounced similar to sess-k-uts.

Sasquatch Stories

Choanito, Sc'wanay'tex and Skanicum:
    Legends and oral history about Native American Sasquatch creatures in Washington state.

Recommended Books of Native American Sasquatch Legends

Sasq'ets:
    Illustrated story-book about the Sto:lo Indian sasquatch, in English and Halkomelem.

Additional Resources

 Cowichan legends
 Halkomelem words
 British Columbia languages
 Northwest Coast tribes
 Northwest Native art



Back to American Indian monsters
Back to American Indian legends and stories



Indian names * Algonquin clothing * Dreamcatcher design * Native American flutes * American Native Indian jewelry

Would you like to help support our organization's work with endangered American Indian languages?

or buy some books through this link:

Native Languages of the Americas website 1998-2012 * Contacts and FAQ page