The Wendigo originates with Algonquian folklore. This monster typically manifests as an evil spirit or cannibal with an insatiable and greedy appetite bent on terror and destruction. The Wendigo was thought to inhabit from the northern maritime coast of the Atlantic inland toward the great lakes region and Canada's interior. Blackwood wrote this novel after a remote hunting trip in the backwoods of Canada.
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