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Bigfoot through the ages

The Bigfoot legend isn't new. American Indian folklore in the Pacific Northwest includes rumors of a man-ape beast. Sasquatch, another name for Bigfoot, is a Salish Indian name meaning "woodland wild man."...

The Bigfoot legend isn't new. American Indian folklore in the Pacific Northwest includes rumors of a man-ape beast. Sasquatch, another name for Bigfoot, is a Salish Indian name meaning "woodland wild man."

The Ojibwe tribe, whose people have lived on the land that is now Minnesota and Wisconsin for hundreds of years, have their own words for the woodland wild man. The most common of those is "bagwajanini," which also means "wild man."

For those who can't wait for the next episode of "Hunting Bigfoot" to get their Sasquatch fix, there will be a Bigfoot presentation at noon Friday Sept. 2 by four members of the Northern Minnesota Bigfoot research team at Lady Ocalat's Emporium, 31 W. Superior St., Duluth. Admission is $2.

"We get calls and we will document sightings, make casts of footprints, do tree-knockings," said Bob Olson, one of the team members who hails from Deer River. "We don't charge to investigate; our motivation is to prove they exist. I hope someday I can see one."

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