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Alexander Nikolai

Making Milwaukee weirder one day at a time.

Jul. 18, 2023

8 min read

Have We Become the Windigo?

In communal, native cultures, the tale of the windigo arose where sharing was essential, and greed was a threat to survival—individuals who put the community in danger by taking too much were first counseled, then ostracized, and eventually banished from the community—a punishment of the highest order.