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10/23/2021

SASQUATCH AND THE TRIBES IN WASHINGTON

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Sasquatch Close Encounter Network for Interspecies Communication

SASQUATCH AND THE TRIBES IN WASHINGTON

THE STICK INDIANS OF THE COLVILLES

Choanito, Sc’wanay’tex and Skanicum, by Jim Keegan

Among the various tribes comprising the Colville Confederation, Sasquatch was referred to by several different names but a common conceptual thread permeates all of their beliefs. He was always considered a human being, members of their own species. Prior to the arrival of the white man, the only people known to the Indians were other Indians and Sasquatch. The Lake Band of Indians called him “Skanicum” which translates to “Stick Indian”. Some Indians referred to him as “Scwe-ney-tum”, derived from the original sc’wanay’tex meaning “stick 😊 woods) Indian”.

To the Wenatchee Indians he was known as “Choanito” or “Night People. “Many Indians believed that Skanicum could turn into a tree. This belief derived from their interaction with him.It is reported that a group of Indians followed Skanicum to a ravine through the…

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