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Parma, Idaho: Statue of Bigfoot, Vengeful Native

It took 16 bullets to kill the 7-foot-tall "Bigfoot" Starr Wilkinson, who robbed and killed pioneers. The concrete statue and memorial, dedicated by Idaho's governor on August 22, 1974, stands at a replica of Old Fort Boise. Bigfoot's name came from his large feet, not his resemblance to a hairy monster.

Old Fort Boise State Park

Parma Rd, Parma, ID
Old Fort Boise State Park, next to the flagpole. East side of town, US Hwy 95 and Parma Rd.
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Chief Bigfoot.

Statue of Bigfoot, Vengeful Cherokee

At the old replica Fort Boise, a big part of the Oregon Trail, there are actually two statues. One, which is not built to scale except for the feet and chest, is Bigfoot, aka Chief Nampa, and a female named Marie Dorian who walked from Parma to Walla Walla -- 500 miles.

[Anthony B, 06/14/2017]

Legendary chief Nam-Puh, nicknamed "Bigfoot," was over 6 ft. 8 inches tall, and left a trail of 17 inch long footprints.

Bigfoot Memorial

Cement sculpture with the inscription "BIGFOOT" was a gigantic outlaw with the same measurements as this statue. He killed and terrified this area from 1856 to 1868, when he was ambushed and killed with 16 bullets. His death was not reported for 10 years. Travelers imagined they saw him hiding in the bushes and feared for their lives. Located in front of the Old Fort Boise Replica in Parma, ID.

[Brad Wartman, 10/23/2011]

Starr Wilkinson, aka Bigfoot, was 6 ft. 9 in. tall, with very large feet. Bigfoot was a Cherokee (albeit one with 75% non-American Indian blood). The statue memorial was placed here in 1974.

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