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  title={Stolen Spirits},
  author={Kallie Nicole Hunchman},
Although well-documented in Western literature, the windigo spirits present in stories like Stephen King’s Pet Sematary and Algernon Blackwood’s “The Wendigo” are stripped of their original context and reduced to mere stereotypes of the cultures from which they originate. By looking at the depictions of windigo in specific Western stories and Native beliefs, the ways in which appropriation has long-lasting effects on the perceptions of Native American cultures by the average consumer and even… 



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