By Velma Walis
Sasquatch, or something like it, appears in the legends of the northern Athabascan Gwich’in people as Na’in, the brushman. Is he a myth, a monster or a lonely man?
The Na’in was held in fear and admiration, although none could swear he ever actually saw one. If someone dared say they did, people laughed, yet some believed.
It is said that the Na’in, also called Brushmen, were men who were ostracized from the group for disobeying tribal rules.