In 1892, Sasquatches staged a large-scale rebellion against the Magical Congress of the United States of America, forcing the government to relocate from Washington to New York. This event was covered in detail in Ortiz O'Flaherty's book Big Foot's Last Stand. Irene Kneedander, Head of the Body for Protection of Magical Species was deemed responsible for the rebellion by historians as her interpretation of her job title had involved attacking any Sasquatch that "stepped out of line."
It should be noted that the mere presence of Sasquatch in No-Maj areas would have been deemed "intolerable" by the Magical Congress of the United States of America due to the "risk" such a presence would pose in exposing the wizarding world.
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- In North American folklore, the Sasquatch (also known as Bigfoot) is a real-life cryptid. It said to be a large, bipedal, ape-like creature covered in shaggy brown hair, and inhabits forested regions of North America, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. The creature has its origins in the mythology of the indigenous peoples of the region.
- A Sasquatch was planned to appear in the first film of the Fantastic Beasts film series, played through motion-capture by Jason Newell, but he was let go from the film.
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