History of the Werewolf

Part 2


Months went by and the boys used their wolf forms to catch enough deer for the entire village.  One day, Matchitehew was in an argument with another boy in the village, and in his anger, Matchitehew transformed into a wolf and killed the boy.

Now fearing their power, Matchitehew and Keme were both cast out of the tribe and forced to live in the woods.  

Wisakachek was furious.  He cast a new spell on Matchitehew so that from that day forth, he would no longer be able to shape-shift at will.  Every day he would take on a complete human form and every night he would transform into a mindless wolf. 

Keme, having done no wrong, was allowed to keep his shape-shifting ability.  Having been cast out from the Fox tribe and knowing that Matchitehew would be unable to control himself in his wolf form, Keme left by himself into the wilderness.

Matchitehew is now known as the Father of Werewolves, being the first one and creating the others.

This is where the history of the werewolf begins, but it is far from where it ends.  Many years went by with no sign of Matchitehew or any other aggressive night wolf.  

Legends from other tribes told stories of wolves, larger than men, hunting near their villages.  Several tribes reported flocks of animals, including horses, being brutally ravaged in the middle of the night.  Stories of these creatures began spreading to more and more tribes across North America, though the wolves were rarely reported by anyone other than Native tribes.

These stories of the history of the werewolf were thought to be legends for many, many years, until a string of modern werewolf sightings beginning in 1936 changed everything.  Where did these sightings take place?  In the United States, of course.  In a state called Wisconsin.

See our page on Werewolf Sightings for details of the real werewolf sightings of Wisconsin.

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