You mean that one, ape-like mask? Yes. Most Bigfooters today believe the bukwas of the Kuakiult Indians represents the “wild man of the woods.” That being said most, if not all, are sure it also reflects the existence of Bigfoot or the ape Sasquatch. But how many know the bukwas symbolism? He is to have beady eyes, high cheekbones, a dirty continence and disheveled hair. Why? Because these indeed symbolize his wild nature an his nocturnal existence.
The “ape” bukwas mask is not so impressive when one realizes that there are indeed many more carved Indian masks of the bukwas showing a human face. Yet the features are not those of Indians or Whites, Black Africans, or Asians. They are unusual features reminiscent of reconstructions of Neanderthals based on skull morphology. Yet the bukwas it is, evident by its sallow, dirty face, beady eyes and disheveled hair. How many, however, have ever listened to the Indian’s original stories that Sasquatch men were strange, very different wild people?