Bigfoot Names

Described as an ape-like creature covered with fur and walks like a man would (bipedal), bigfoot creatures have played a main role in many myths and legends for hundreds of years. Bigfoot is a commonly known legend that has been investigated for over 50 years in the U.S. Claimed sightings are mostly in the Northwest of the U.S. but sightings have been recorded all over the country. Sightings, unclear photos, and the mysterious big foot prints are the only evidence that has been recorded for Bigfoot, but people are currently still searching for answers.

Bigfoot Has Many Names…
Native American tribes have described Bigfoot or something like Bigfoot in their legends for hundreds of years and have passed them down for generations. Some of these Native American tribe names for Bigfoot include:

Native American Names For Bigfoot

• Chiha-Tanka (Sioux) – name meaning “Big Elder Brother”
• Kecleh-Kudleh (Cherokee) – name meaning “Hairy Savage”
• Atahsaia (Zuni) – name meaning “The Cannibal Demon”
• Yé’iitsoh (Navajo) – name meaning “Big God”
• Iktomi (Plains) – name meaning “The Trickster”
• Choanito (Wenatchee) – name meaning “Night People”
• Esti Capcaki (Seminole) – name meaning “Tall Man”
• Ge no sqwa (Seneca) – name meaning “Stone Giants”
• Hecaitomixw (Quinault) – name meaning “Dangerous Being”
• Neginla eh (Yukon) – name meaning “Wood Man”
• Oh Mah (Hoopa) – name meaning “Boss of the Woods”
• Sasahevas (Salish) – name meaning “Wild Man of the Woods”
• Toylona (Taos) – name meaning “Big Person”
• Yayaya-ash (Klamath) – name meaning “The Frightener”
• Mesingw (Lenni Lenape) – name meaning “The Mask Being”
• Na’in (Gwich’in) – name meaning “Brushman”
• Skookum (Chinook) – name meaning “Evil God of the Woods”
• Ste ye mah (Yakama) – name meaning “Spirit Hidden by Woods”
• Yi’ dyi’tay (Tillamook) – name meaning “Wild Man”
• Kushtaka (Tlingit) – name meaning “Otter Man”
• Miitiipi (Kawaiisu) – name meaning “Bad Luck or Disaster”
• Madukarahat (Karok) – name meaning “Giant”
• Ot ne yar heh (Iroquois) – name meaning “Stonish Giant”
• See’atco (Coast Salish) – name meaning “One Who Runs and Hides”
• Tsiatko (Nisqually) – name meaning “Wild Indians”
• Tso apittse (Shoshone) – name meaning “Cannibal Giant”
• Wetiko (Cree) – name meaning N/A
• Sc’wen’ey’ti (Spokane) – name meaning “Tall Burnt Hair”

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