Wendigo

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A creature appearing in the mythology of the Algonquian people who are native to northern US and Canada, who is malevolent, cannibalistic and capable of transforming or possessing humans
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The wihtikow operates in direct contrast to traditional Cree teachings, which stress generosity as a strength of character.
Wihtikow is a recurring figure in McLeod's latest paintings and is used as a symbol of the hardships faced by Cree and Metis people in the aftermath of the 1885 NorthWest Rebellion.