Dangerous Spirits: The Windigo in Myth and History

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"Highly readable and well researched." -- Canada's History In the traditional Algonquian world, the windigo is the spirit of selfishness, which can transform a person into a murderous cannibal. Native peoples over a vast stretch of North America--from Virginia in the south to Labrador in the north, from Nova Scotia in the east to Minnesota in the west--believed in the windigo, not only as a myth told in the darkness of winter, but also as a real danger. Drawing on oral narratives, fur traders' journals, trial records, ...

Dangerous Spirits: The Windigo in Myth and History 2014, Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd.

ISBN-13: 9781772030327

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