Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color

E15: Swift Runner

September 27, 2018

In this episode Beth and Wendy talk about Swift Runner, a Canadian Cree from Alberta, who committed his crimes in 1879.  He killed and ate his family and he claimed his actions were the fault of the Wendigo.  We get into all of North American Racism and the intense harm it caused, Cree Culture, and the white people who impinged on the Cree peoples lives, adversely affecting their survival.   We describe the Wendigo; and Wendigo psychosis.  We take a deep dive into the murders, Swift Runner's cannibalistic acts on his family, what made him snap, and the events leading up to his arrest.  We discuss our takeaways and share some tips on "If you love true crime and you don't want to die. Here's a tip for you".

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Abyss by Alasen: ●
Troll Hunt by Purple Planet Music
Lewis and Dekalb, Ice Flow & Furious Freak by Kevin MacLeod
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