Most people know that the modern legend of Bigfoot evolved out of the old Indian stories of the Sasquatch. But what most people do not know is that Sasquatch represented two tribes of primitive Indians that lived deep in the mountainous Saskahaua District of British Columbia. One tribe spoke something akin to the Douglas dialect. To the Indians they were giants. The irony, however, is that to the shorter races of the Pacific Northwest giant always meant 6 and a half feet tall.
Despite 50 years of hype and hyperbole this is really the first book on the true Sasquatch. What underlies the bloated legend of Bigfoot is actually far more disturbing and intriguing than the popular myth-- disturbing because for 50 years “researchers” ignored the real footprint in order to chase their own created chimera; intriguing because there really was something startling to find. Recasting Bigfoot is both an exposé of Bigfootery and a search for the identity of both tribes of... More > “Sasquatch men.”< Less
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By Rara Avis
Nov 20, 2010
This highly illustrated tome has proven quite surprising. I was one of several who received a review copy (paperback). I must say the book lives up to its name. The reader will walk away with a very different view of the topic. As always Quasar is exhaustive in his research. However, he does not use reports to build up a dossier to prove the legendary creature --i.e. the giant apeman Yeti of the Patterson Film. The evidence points in the opposite direction, to more than one native American species of anthropoid and not an old world "gigantopithecus." Yet neither of these reveal Sasquatch. It is after dissecting these from the confused popular folklore image that he proceeds to take on the idea of "Sasquatch men." It is impossible to prove that people were involved, but Quasar gives plenty of evidence to suggest it is probable. I feel the book's greatest merit, however, is in exposing the popular image of Bigfoot and even tracing the origin of the folklore. At the... More > very least this does open the door to more believable theorizing than the by-now well worn cone-head of monster lovers. I'm glad Quasar stuck to his guns and didn't compromise his title. This may have led to arguments that caused him to back his own book, but it is a well written and researched work and ranks with anything a major publisher could produce, probably a lot more considering how few are this illustrated. Indeed he really is recasting an entire phenomenon, and I suspect there will be many who do not like it. But it's going to be hard to refute. It's not a debunk. He removes a mask of white man's folklore to show us the reality behind it. It just isn't going to be what you expect. But it is something far more interesting. I'm kinda talking around the punchline. I don't want to give anything away. Any follower of Bigfoot should give this a chance and find out for themselves.< Less