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    Bigfoot for Xmas anyone?

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    (Cryptomundo Giants, Cannibals & Monsters for Christmas)
    Posted by: Craig Woolheater on December 13th, 2008

    With the holidays coming, I thought it would be a good time to do a review of
    a book you may want under your tree - “Giants, Cannibals & Monsters: Bigfoot
    in Native Culture” by Kathy Moskowitz Strain. The book contains over 150
    traditional bigfoot (or bigfoot-like) stories from 55 tribes throughout North
    America – laying out a case that Native Americans had knowledge of this animal
    prior to our arrival. As compelling as the stories are, you are simply drawn
    in by the absolutely stunning way the book is laid out. Nearly every page of
    the book contains beautiful historic photographs of native people doing
    everyday activities, conducting ceremonies, dancing, or just posing for stunning
    portraits. All of the 357 photographs, like the stories themselves, are from
    the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s.
    The stories are arranged by region, and all of North America (but not every
    state) is represented. Unlike many books where only small pieces of the
    legends are quoted, Kathy presents the stories in their entirety from the original
    source with little comment (except to clarify a native word here and there).
    Kathy mentions that she did this so the reader could make up their own mind
    on the content of the story.
    A common story from many tribes is about a bigfoot with a basket on its back
    that steals kids to eat them (I’m glad no modern sighting report mentions
    baskets). If bigfoot isn’t real, it would seem odd for so many tribes to
    describe the same thing. Several of the stories talk about physical locations that
    were created by or are the remains of bigfoot (such as Redding Rock and
    Columbia rocks in California). Kathy recently spoke about this topic at the 2008
    Annual Texas Bigfoot Conference in Jefferson, Texas and the Bigfoot Discovery
    Day II in Felton, California.
    Overall, Kathy’s book is a nice collection of traditional native stories
    about bigfoot. You can find the book at _Hancock House_
    (HANCOCK HOUSE PUBLISHERS - Giants, Cannibals & Monsters) or at _Amazon.com_
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    One Response to “Giants, Cannibals & Monsters for Christmas”
    1. Chaz Kader responds: _December 14th, 2008 at 10:18 am_
    (Cryptomundo Giants, Cannibals & Monsters for Christmas)
    This is an overdue entry into the subject research. The oral tradition of
    the First Nations reveals that North American apes were understood and
    acknowledged as physical beings who were often seen prior to significant events
    taking place.
    Even today, as a Person of the Flint (Ganienkiehaka aka Mohawk), I have had
    the opportunity to speak with our reservation elders on the subject and some
    claim that the reason that Bigfoot is not seen with any regularity is that
    they do not wish to be seen at this time. Whether that implies the
    inter-dimensional nature of this animal, or just a learned avoidance behavior, it is
    Several reliable witness encounters have been made in the past few years on
    Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, located on the 45th Parallel, with this animal.
    Similar lines of belief exist within our culture on the subject of a large
    snake which lives in the St. Lawrence River, which runs through our
    international community. The oral tradition differentiates between the cautionary
    grandmother tales and the actual sightings which have been retold for younger
    A group of Native American / First Nation investigators within the spectrum
    of cryptozoology / Fortean research would be a unique addition to the current
    lineup of MonsterQuest and Destination Truth programming.
    The issue of the fabled Tribal Police video in Washington which was
    apparently destroyed as it clearly showed Bigfoot at a Tribal monitored area is
    worthy of one episode. My brothers and sisters of the Blackfeet / Pikuni in
    Montana also have their own stories to tell of recent Bigfoot sightings in their
    area known as the Backbone of the World (Rocky Mountains), albeit with a
    Biscardi appearance in follow-up at one point.
    More research needs to be done, but this book will be going into my
    The very naming of Ape Canyon, in reference to the miners incident involving
    Fred Beck which took place in 1924 on Mount St. Helens, adds credibility to
    the overlapping layers of pre-recorded history and historical record that we
    are confronted with today. To dismiss such connections is without a doubt the
    soft underbelly of skeptical inquiry that waters down the capacity of human
    beings to remain open to the unknown, which perhaps may have kept our
    ancestors alive at one point in time.
    - Chaz Kader
    Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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