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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (3): 355–394.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Nathan D. Carlson An ethnohistorical examination of the Algonquian witiko (windigo) phenomenon, utilizing both previously unexamined documentary sources and oral traditions of Athabasca Cree and Métis elders, reveals that a witiko “condition” is historically verifiable, that the celebrated...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (4): 571–596.
Published: 01 October 2010
...Shawn Smallman This article builds on the extensive literature regarding the Algonquian belief in the windigo, a cannibal spirit, by examining how traders of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) viewed this phenomenon from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century. As native people brought windigos...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (4): 677–700.
Published: 01 October 2004
...Carolyn Podruchny American Society for Ethnohistory 2004 Werewolves and Windigos: Narratives of Cannibal Monsters in French-Canadian Voyageur Oral Tradition Carolyn Podruchny, York University While traveling around Lake Superior in the 1850s, German explorer Jo- hann Georg Kohl...
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Ethnohistory (2019) 66 (1): 209–210.
Published: 01 January 2019
... by his experiences working for the Hudson Bay Company. Most of the texts are grouped thematically, organized into such topics as dreams, gender, healing, and starvation. Additionally, the collection includes twenty stories about windigos, which Brown suggests is perhaps the largest assemblage of windigo...
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Ethnohistory (2022) 69 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2022
... in no uncertain terms that “les Sçioux n’étoient bons qu’à manger [the Sioux were good only to be eaten],” and that he wanted to “kill enough of them to feed his villages.” 16 Because of their deep cultural aversion to windigos (metamorphosized human beings defined primarily by their cannibalistic urges...