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Swift Runner by Colin Argyle Thomson

Swift Runner by Colin Argyle Thomson

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Swift Runner
by Colin Argyle Thomson

Detselig Enterprises, 1984. Illustrated with photos, a few diagrams.

Condition: Hardcover is in excellent, like new condition with a minimal amount of apparent shelf wear. Interior is clean and pristine, binding tight.

wiki: (from the entry on Wendigo): "One of the more famous cases of Wendigo psychosis reported involved a Plains Cree trapper from Alberta, named Swift Runner. During the winter of 1878, Swift Runner and his family were starving, and his eldest son died. Twenty-five miles away from emergency food supplies at a Hudson's Bay Company post, Swift Runner butchered and ate his wife and five remaining children. Given that he resorted to cannibalism so near to food supplies, and that he killed and consumed the remains of all those present, it was revealed that Swift Runner's was not a case of pure cannibalism as a last resort to avoid starvation, but rather of a man with Wendigo psychosis. He eventually confessed and was executed by authorities at Fort Saskatchewan."

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