Skinwalker Legend (The Sasquatch is not a skinwalker)
Is the Navajo Skinwalker the same as the white man’s werewolf? Yes, if the Navajo witch wears the skin of a wolf. But Navajo witches can mimic any animal they choose, not just the wolf. They can be a cat, a coyote, a dog, a bear, whatever the Navajo witch wants to be. The Navajo witches pick their skins for the type of job they plan to do.
The coyote skin is for high speed, accurate sense of smell, and the acute agility. The bear skin is for brute strength, however the bear is not as fast as the coyote. Along with their new abilities, the Navajo Skinwalkers still retain their full mental capacities.