Published on November 5, 2012 by Casey
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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.