TODAY 'Bigfoot' is synonymous with an elusive creature of unknown origin.
However, more than a century ago and more than a half-century before the "Bigfoot" name would be coined for the Sasquatch creature, there was another "Bigfoot."
According to the Twin Falls News newspaper of Jan. 26, 1906, a Native American nicknamed named "Bigfoot" was a renegade who led a Piute band of Snake Indians on area settlers.
-Utah's first reported "Big foot" was not a mysterious beast at all, either. It was a wolf. "Wily trapper seeks scalp of old 'Big Foot'" was a Sept. 5, 1919 headline in the Salt Lake Herald newspaper. The reward for killing the elusive wolf, who preyed on cattle and sheep in remote San Juan County, was $1,000. Some kind of foot injury gave the wolf a distinctive flatted foot and hence its "Big Foot" name.