- North American Mythology
The mythology behind Bigfoot has grown over the years, to a point where it has become quite insane, in all honesty. The actual name of “Big Foot” was first used for a Wyandot Chief back in the 1830s. He actually did have a large foot and was quite an imposing figure. Later on, a man named Spotted Elk was given the nickname of Chief Big Foot. Of course, he died during the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890.
While Bigfoot normally connects to the believed appearance, it’s likely that the legend began with a mix-up between the Native American Chiefs and notable large Bears. Considering the name of the Chiefs was clearly present and there were, in fact, several large bears in North America, it was easy to see. The California Golden Bear lived in that early American period. Thus, it is likely that this massive bear left behind large prints. Either way, the Bigfoot legend has become a major deal. There are entire television shows revolving around it!