Cultures, Research

Account of the first Sasquatch Days in 1938, by John W. Burns

By John W. Burns Note: J. W. Burns was an Indian agent on the Chehalis reservation in the lower Fraser Valley of British Colombia, to whom we owe the popularization of the name Sasquatch. John W. Burns in his time wrote more than fifty Sasquatch related articles. During a request from The Vancouver Sun in… Continue reading Account of the first Sasquatch Days in 1938, by John W. Burns

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The Modoc and the Matah Kagmi, Yah’yahaas or Sasquatch

The Modoc and the Matah Kagmi, Yah’yahaas or Sasquatch My Grandfather was born in 1853; he later fought in the Modoc War in defense of our Homeland. It was the same story as most defeat, family being murdered and sent away. Grandfather did not like the Klamath Reservation and soon returned to the part of the… Continue reading The Modoc and the Matah Kagmi, Yah’yahaas or Sasquatch

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Big Men of the Okanagan, Native story

Legends and Stories of the Okanagan (as it appears in Appendix 2 from A Pioneer Gentlewoman in British Columbia: The Recollections of Susan Allison -1860's-, edited by Margaret A. Ormsby) On the shore of the beautiful Okanagan Lake, Torouskin encamped. The summer was well advanced, and with the great heat of the long, long days, a… Continue reading Big Men of the Okanagan, Native story

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Stenwyken, the wild man of the Okanagan, as told by a Native in 1888

Legends and Stories of the Okanagan Stenwyken as told to Hester White by an Indian called Susap, in 1888 This story was told to me by an Indian called Susap; he was a wonderful man, and I was proud to call him ‘friend’. In 1872, as a young man, he went to work for Mr.… Continue reading Stenwyken, the wild man of the Okanagan, as told by a Native in 1888

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New 225 kg 2.5 m tall driftwood Sasquatch in BC

New 225 kg 2.5 m tall driftwood Sasquatch in BC Sasquatch statues and carvings can be found by the dozens in BC, but the latest addition to the collection literally stands out. Driftwood Artist Alex Witcombe from Quadra Island, between Vancouver Island and the Mainland, made a 225 kilo (500 pounds) 2.5 meter tall (8… Continue reading New 225 kg 2.5 m tall driftwood Sasquatch in BC