Are you refering to the wendigo That does not realy sound like BF/Sas...
The broadcasts were specifically about Sasquatch and their varied manifestations. The elders who were interviewed used a variety of different terms, including Wendigo
, to describe Sasquatch. Remarkable is the fact that they attributed so many different manifestations to what we, as outsiders, would think of as the same flesh and blood creature.
On one hand Sasquatch is said to exist as a consequence of particular human actions and behaviors. On the other hand it exists, in a more modern view, as an entity entirely independent of human activity. The demarcation between substantive reality Sasquatch and the more imaginative dream state Sasquatch does not always clearly exist in the native way of seeing the world, especially in their older pre-Contact traditions which continue to be part of their spirituality up to the present time. So the idea of the Sasquatch passing freely back and forth between many different Native world views carries on.
These radio programmes provided a window view into the Native ontology (way of seeing the world) which, even today, can be so different from that of the modern science based ontology. What I find particular interesting is the way in which the Sasquatch figure moves effortlessly from one manifestations to another throughout the Native myth, legend and folklore traditions. Of particular interest is the overweaning influence of the continuing Shamanic traditions which are closely aligned to diagnostic and healing practices wherein Sasquatch usually plays the role of the villain.
Edited by Dudlow, 22 July 2011 - 05:34 AM.