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Legendary Native American Figures: Sasquatch (Sesquac)
Tribal affiliation: Halkomelem, Coast Salish
Alternate spellings: Sasq'ets, Sesq'ec, Sesqec, Sacsquec, Saskehavas, Sesquac
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.
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
Illustrated story-book about the Sto:lo Indian sasquatch, in English and Halkomelem.
Those Who Fell From The Sky
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