In the North Country of New York, New England and French Canada, this legendary creature is known by its regional Indian name, Wejuk (pronounced wee-juck). . . . In 1603, Samuel de Champlain reported several native stories about Sasquatch sightings along the St. Lawrence River. The Native Americans of that time were calling the creature the Stone Giant and Hairy Wildman. In the 1700s, Robert Rogers and his Rangers were pursued by something in the North Woods. One of Roger’s Rangers claimed the creature had legs as large as “spruce logs”. Around Rogers’ time, Indians were calling the creature Wejuk-which means “wet skin”. Settlers in Vermont in the early 1800s described an animal called Old Slippery Skin or Old Wet Skin. Was it wet or greasy looking? We don’t know. But the thing knocked over settler’s fence rails, kicked manure piles, threw rocks, even chased cattle and goats.