New Dinosaur Species and Sasquatch

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 29th, 2013

From Cliff Barackman:

A new species of huge carnivorous dinosaur has been discovered here in North America. While this is not a dinosaur blog, I found it interesting that this new species has been dubbed Siats meekerorum. The name was derived from Siats, the giant, humanoid, cannabalistic monsters from Ute mythology.

The Ute tribe are Native Americans who traditionally inhabited the Great Basin, though now they now are mostly found in Utah and Colorado. They tell stories of giant, trickster humanoids that are called Siats (females were called Bapets) who would kidnap children. The females would force the children to nurse from their breasts, poisoning and killing them. They would then eat the children after they were dead. Siats and Bapets were thought to be nearly immortal, though they could be killed with obsidian arrows or spears.

We know that nearly every Native tribe in North America has bogey man stories such as these. It is thought that many (if not all) of them derive from sasquatches sharing the lands with the Native people. Now, the Ute Siat has transcended mammalianhood and has had its name bestowed on a reptilian monster.

For more on monsters in Native cultures, and their possible connection to sasquatches, check out Kathy Strain’s excellent book.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

One Response to “New Dinosaur Species and Sasquatch”

  1. Surveyor responds:

    I have no ties to Kathy Strain or her publishing company. However, I cannot recommend her book enough! It is well written, covers tribes from across North America, and is one of the most beautifully illustrated books on any subject that I have ever seen. It is a wonderful coffee table book and conversation starter as well. As a weekend anthropologist I can say it is a wonderful reference that every bigfooter or person interested in American Indian culture should have in his library.

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