The Daily World has published a report about the Washington state Quinault Indians belief in the colossal, hairy, man-beast known to most Americans as BIGFOOT.

Phillip Martin, a 79-year-old Quinault tribal elder, recalled a fishing trip more than 50 years ago When an ape-like HAIRY-HOMINID known as C’iatqo threw a rock at his canoe:

“There’s this big ker-splash!… there are no cliffs and it was all flat bar. I said, ‘Well, the only thing I could think of was ‘Ol C’iatqo.’ He’s the only one around here that makes everyone want to just get out of here.”

C’iatqo is one of the many words Native Americans throughout the country use to describe the ape-like creature that allegedly inhabits the wilderness regions of North America. Martin, along with several Quinault Indians (as well as members of various other Olympic Peninsula tribes) were interviewed this spring about the creature and its influence on Native culture for an upcoming show on the A&E network.

Harvest Moon — a Quinault woman works as a storyteller at the Lake Quinault Lodge — is familiar with several native legends about Bigfoot. She tells the story of the “Glue-Keek,” a monster frightens tribal members and prevents them from hunting and gathering food”

“His legs were as big as tree trunks. His skin was as tough as leather and his eyes had a hypnotic glow to them. The monster started chasing the women through the berry patch. He took his huge, big feet, knocking over every basket of berries, wasting them on the ground.”

According to the legend, warriors from various tribes gathered and vowed to kill the monster. They dug a hole, tricked Glue-Keek into falling into it and burned him. As Glue-Keek perished, he swore he would return to drink the villagers’ blood. As his ashes ascended into the air, they transformed into mosquitos.

Whether or not Bigfoot’s existence can be proven by science doesn’t matter to Martin. He described an incident his daughter, who lives with her husband on the Lummi reservation, once shared. He said they heard a loud pounding noise outside their house:

“Whatever was pounding on them had to be at least six, seven feet tall. It scared the hell out of them. They thought someone was throwing rocks at first, but it kept repeating. … By the time they got out there they didn’t find anything. After a while, they said, I’ll bet it was a C’iatqo.”

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  1. Choctaw Wife May 3, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    I have watched many documentaries and shows including ” Finding Bigfoot” and even though I’ve never have seen one myself, I do believe they are out there. Every North American tribe says they are real. I BELIEVE! Choctaw Wife

  2. mily monty August 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    I belive bigfoot is out there all the proff of bigfoot makes me belive
    I BELIVE IN BIGFOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. billy joe November 26, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    I know someone who has encuontered a bigfoot.. They heard loud noises like snap boom and crash

  4. BIG BELIEVER November 26, 2014 at 3:31 am #

    I believe in bigfoot!!!! I have encountered one. When I was out in the woods with my dog I found a shelter of bigfoot. Then I heard the noises. The forest shaked beneath my feet. All of a sudden I was lying on my back looking up at a harry monster. I am lucky to be alive. I BELIEVE IN BIGFOOT!!!!

  5. Hairy stiles November 26, 2014 at 3:37 am #

    Me and my girlfrend were in the forest and we were camping out. We heard a loud noise. The next morning, our camp was ransaked and there was huge footprints leading away into the dark forest

  6. Truth teller November 26, 2014 at 3:52 am #

    “The first, endorsed by Ketchum, is that Bigfoot ancestors had sex with women about 15,000 years ago and created a half-human hybrid species currently hiding across North America.

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