wendigo

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wendigo

(ˈwɛndɪˌɡəʊ) or

windigo

npl -gospl -go or -gos
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) (among Algonquian Indians) an evil spirit or cannibal
2. (Breeds) another name for splake
[from Algonquian: evil spirit or cannibal]
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(16) Morton Teicher, "Windigo Psychosis among Alkonkian-Speaking Indians," International Journal of Parapsychology winter (1962); reproduced in John Robert Colombo in Windigo: An Anthology of Fact and Fantastic Fiction, (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1982), 167.
The "middle ground" of New France also included the "windigo psychosis" of the North Woods.