"Tribal Bigfoot is one of the best books on bigfoot I have ever read" George Knapp, Host, Coast to Coast AM, 8/30/10
This is the second book by David Paulides. In many ways Tribal picks up where the Hoopa Project left off. The book takes a deep look at the relationship between Native Americans and Bigfoot, supported by Historical documents, forensic sketch art and a series of interviews with eyewitnesses of the biped. The NABS team conducted interviews with witnesses on the periphery of the Hoopa Reservation and in surrounding counties. The crew traveled to Oklahoma and Minnesota finding eyewitnesses and sketching their observations and understanding the specific relationship that exists in those regions.
There is a clear reason why Bigfoot is routinely observed in or near Native American Reservations. NABS does not quite understand why this relationship has never been researched in the past, but, our work has uncovered compelling data that will change the way this biped is investigated in the future. NABS has also included two laboratory reports indicating early results on hair analysis that shows great promise for identification of the species.
The NABS forensic sketch artist, Harvey Pratt, again played a major role in the evolution of our manuscript. In Tribal Bigfoot, Harvey again completed sketches of eyewitness observations and he also did associated forensic work never before applied to the Bigfoot arena. Mr. Pratt took a Bigfoot and conducted an age progression that has never before been applied to the biped. He also took the Patterson Gimlin biped and removed the facial hair for a truly shocking and sobering view of what Bigfoot would look like with a shave.The resulting corroboration between Harvey and other NABS researchers will shake the belief systems of many longtime Bigfoot researchers.
**If there is one book you should purchase this year about Bigfoot, this is it! It's long, 480 pages but it is packed with witness stories, relationship data, forensic sketches and conclusions based on a common sense approach to a very complex issue.
••••All Bigfoot Sightings and encounters in Tribal Bigfoot that occurred in N. California are mapped on our Northern California Bigfoot Sightings map. This map has 350 sightings and encounters mapped in the four county region of Northern California where we have conducted extensive research. It's worth the purchase to understand how the sightings and encounters are spread throughout the region.
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Chapter One- Historical Bigfoot
Chapter Two- The Bigfoot Map Project
Chapter 3- Associations
Chapter 4- Extreme Sighting Locations
Chapter 5- Santa Cruz County
Chapter 6- Amador County
Chapter 7- Trinity County
Chapter 8- Siskiyou County
Chapter 9- Del Norte County
Chapter 10- Humboldt County
Chapter 11- Minnesota
Chapter 12- Oklahoma
Chapter 13- The Bigfoot/ Hairy Man/ Human Connection
50 Witness Interviews
34 Signed Affidavits
Forensic Sketches 45
Charts/ Graphs 6
Newspaper Articles 18
Laboratory Reports 2
Publisher: Hancock House
The following are book reviews for Tribal Bigfoot:
I am into a new book titled "Tribal Bigfoot" by Dave Paulides and Harvey Pratt.
I haven't quite finished it because I keep going back over previously read pages to more deeply absorb something NEW that I didn't know from their previous work, "The Hoopa Project." In fact, this reading has caused me to pick up the “Hoopa Project” twice to reread and make visual comparisons with some of the images that have crossed my desk over a 24 year period of time. With only one exception, Harvey Pratt’s images are a startling reminder of my own experiences but also I see a consistency in his facial reconstructions that mirror many of the descriptions by my informants; especially details heretofore given little attention. It is an absolute thrill to finally see the human aspect in print…the book is definitely a positive foot forward for research.
Good grief what a fascinating read...if you think for one minute that there is nothing to be gained by reading their second book, think again, the ground these two men and the NABS team have covered certainly demonstrates exceptional investigative skills; an art form few in research have been trained in, least of all me and certainly above & beyond those skills I’ve seen demonstrated by individuals schooled in the anthropological disciplines. Paulides approach is new, he’s thorough, innovative and best of all he's objective….the man knows his craft; this read is exciting and its been a long time coming….
Too much time and focus has been leveled in the quest for points found in track-ways and Sasquatch footprints that lends little to a significant push forward in research. This book, on the other hand, continues the author’s move to place a wider focus on our Native American friends, their findings and what their oral historic teachings have brought to the table; how many times in this reading have I stopped and said to myself, “….the Native Americans and the First Nation Canadians I’ve interviewed have been (apparently) right all along; my God, the hours and dollars invested that have been wasted chasing dead ends by the ape theorists!!” For the better part of 24 years I've stood alone in my assessment that what I have seen is human and how many times have I proclaimed that if a Sasquatch walked into my trauma unit, I would fully expect to give it all modern medicine allows….not veterinary medicine. We are not dealing with a dumb ape...
For me, these two books were a long time coming and I am absorbing Paulides’ new material like a sponge. Pratt’s ability to capture the fundamental nature of the forms their witnesses have given him in his images is breath-taking and often a cause for reflection. Paulides investigative techniques I have not seen since Jim Hewkin, Jack Sullivan and Joel Hardin exited Bigfoot arena; his ability for presenting his work in readable form is of course, an additional gift.
People…. “Tribal Bigfoot” is a brilliant work; I stand applauding this new release, which has literally knocked my socks off. It is just the breath of fresh air needed in research.
Let me encourage you to read this one!
April 27, 2010
I just finished reading the Hoopa Project and Tribal Bigfoot. They are in my opinion two of the most insightful and thought provoking books I have read in a long time. I like how you approached the subject. you were able to state a premise/belief without being too preachy or coming across like you know everything about this creature, which is impossible for anybody at this stage. I respect your methodolgy in gathering evidence and your openess to questioning beliefs held about bigfoot. Anyways stay strong in your convictions, i feel good about the direction you are heading.
from Buffalo NY
August 7, 2009
I have just finished reading David Paulides latest book, a 480 page
Better than The Hoopa Project!!!
tome (including index) entitled 'Tribal Bigfoot.' No, I take that
back. I will never finish reading David Paulides latest book, entitled
Tribal Bigfoot! It will remain on my desk as the ultimate reference
piece in my entire Bigfoot library, which is quite extensive.
Paulides has accomplished something that no other researcher has
done, to my knowledge. He has earned the respect and trust of a
multitude of Bigfoot eye witnesses who have come forward to finally
reveal what they have seen and heard, but have kept locked secret in
His interviewing technique is so honest and unique that the Bigfoot
witnesses have been and continue to seek him out to reveal their stories
As a Bigfoot enthusiast for the past 30 years, I had developed some
preconceived notions about the hirsute creatures as they are sometimes
called, but after reading Tribal Bigfoot and marvelling over the
lifelike, accurately attested to sketches of forensic artist Harvey
Pratt, I concluded that they may have answered the question we have all
asked, "are they hairy apes or hairy people?"
David Paulides' must read new book and the startling conclusions it
evokes are both items that you 'can't put down!'
Tribal Bigfoot will take you on a journey into the past, present and
future of Bigfoot encounters, from Native American folklore to the
latest forensic evidence of their existence and much, much more.
Hugh White, former newspaper columnist and editorial cartoonist, outdoor
magazine field editor and illustrator, and long time Bigfoot enthusiast.
We have all heard how a movie sequel is usually better than the original. The Empire Strikes Back, Godfather II, Transformers II. Well, in books, sometimes a sequel comes along that blows its predecessor away; that has happened with the new book Tribal Bigfoot. Those who read David's excellent original book last year (the Bigfoot Book of the Year 2008) know that there was a good deal of reports from the Hoopa reservation in Northwest California. For Tribal, David revisits the NW part of the Golden State, by going to Del Norte, Siskiyou, Humboldt and Trinity Counties to investigate more reports that have been investigated by him and his team. He also revisits Hoopa by asking the witnesses who did not have sketches done for Project to have the sketches made by Harvey Pratt the famed forensic artist, which they are. But Paulides goes beyond NW California in this book; he also travels to the Sooner State of Oklahoma to interview eyewitnesses, as well as to The Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota. Not only are there witnesses interviewed and sketches drawn of eyewitness accounts, but Paulides also comes to some startling conclusions as to the true nature of the Sasquatch, via DNA tests and just talking to the eyewitnesses and hearing their descriptions. The DNA tests yield some very surprising results, and Dave follows the evidence as he sees it to its conclusions-that Bigfoot is truly more human than ape, and that they have a language, according to reports he has investigated of witnesses hearing what sounds like Native American language coming from the woods, and also hearing from Native American elders that if a Native American speaks to a Sasquatch in their native tongue, the Sasquatch will understand it. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, and give it not 5, not 6, not even 9, but 10 stars!!!!!! Well-done, Dave and Harvey!!!!!!
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