|A drawing of a "Bushman" based off of sightings (specifically the 1964 sighting by a boy named Jerry and his father)|
© Loren Coleman and Patrick Huyghe 1999, 2006; © Harry Trumbore 1999, 2006
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The idea of unknown bipedal primates in North America is controversial enough, but something bizarre seems to be going on. There seem to be certain sightings in the Northwest (specifically areas of the Pacific Northwest, up through the Yukon to Alaska, and even parts of the Northwest Territories) that are referred to as Lost Tribes, Wild People, Bush Indians, Stick Indians, and Bushmen (the term that we will use here) by Native Americans, and are quite different than other "Bigfoot" reports of North America.
It almost seems as if these reports indicate an animal that is totally different than the Sasquatch. While there are no reports of tools, stone weapons, controlled fires, or clothing in the reports of Sasquatch, the reports of the Northwestern Bushmen involve the use of these. Reports of "Bigfoot" across North America seem to indicate a mainly ape like hairy hominoid with no apparent culture (keep in mind that apes have culture but not as advanced as the culture of hominids), while the reports of Northwestern Bushmen are often spoken of as another tribe of humans. The names "Sasquatch-men", "Wild Men", or "Giant Men" that are usually used in these reports show that the eyewitnesses are speaking of something different than the ape like Sasquatch or Bigfoot. So to make it clear once again, reports indicate that there is a population of "Wild People" in the Northwestern regions of North America that are distinctly different than the ape like Sasquatch of the Pacific Northwest and other parts of North America (although they are often lumped under the name of Sasquatch). Before I continue on this article, please note that I am not promoting, endorsing, or trying to prove this theory. I simply wanted to explore the possibility. Please stick with me through this article. Although it may be incredibly long, you will find that the possible evidence for "Bushmen" comes in the form of sightings, footprints, tools, fossils, and even a fresh tooth.
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