First Advisor

Janice Lee

Term of Graduation

Spring 2022

Date of Publication


Document Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing






Sasquatch -- Fiction, Adventure stories, Animals -- Fiction



Physical Description

1 online resource (iii, 82 pages)


Church of Sasquatch follows four adventurers in their journey through Oregon cities and the wild places of Oregon and California as they seek out the creature they call Sasquatch. The story is told in a wandering third-person narrative that works to equally center animals of all kinds. At the same time, Church of Sasquatch investigates what people believe and why and to what lengths they go to hold onto and develop their beliefs.

The following sections are part of a larger work that includes unwritten segments that fill in the missing time and places on the adventurers' journey from Pendleton, Oregon to Bluff Creek, California.

Finally, while this version sometimes uses real places names and sometimes uses fictionalized place names, the author acknowledges that the naming of places is a form of power most often exerted in the western hemisphere by colonizers. The final decision on place names in this story has not been made. Nevertheless, this story takes place on the ancestral homelands of a vast network of indigenous communities that has been consolidated into tribes by the United States government. Church of Sasquatch also takes place in the homes of thousands of beings, large and small, mobile and fixed, that are intended to work in cooperation for the sustenance and betterment of all.


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