The Windigo is a spirit believed to exist by the Cree, Ojibwa and Sioux. It is often seen as a manifestation of a fearsome two-legged creature with black frost-bitten lips or by possessing other people. The traits of the possession are cannibalism! While traveling the area around Kenora, in Northern Ontario, British explorer David Thompson - an explorer from the late 18th Century - recounts a story where a tribe learned that one hunter wanted to devour the flesh of his sister. Feeling that the man could not be saved, the council decided to execute the man. Legends. Folklore. Tales told by early explorers unfamiliar with the native languages. Mystery writers with imaginations. Does the Windigo exist? Or is it the creation of a people that do not understand modern day psychiatry and the Windigo is simply a misunderstanding of mental illness?
Unexplained Canada video series ; episode 6
Unexplained Canada video series ; episode 6.
Indians of North America -- Saskatchewan -- Folklore.
Legends -- Saskatchewan.
Little Manitou Lake (Sask.) -- Folklore.
Windigos -- Folklore.