The earliest account of Sasquatch in the new world was by Leif Ericson in 986 AD and other explorers throughout N.America also recorded their encounters of seeing hairy large creatures on two legs. Far fewer humans on the continent back then, but many came across the creatures? If the Sasquatch is a close relative to we humans, then it too was as susceptible to disease as were the indigenous peoples throughout N.America. This being said, they too would have had large numbers of their populations wiped out by smallpox, influenza and other diseases. Factoring this in along with how we humans have totally upset the pristine attributes of N. America from contact to present, it’s no wonder they want nothing to do with us and stay the hell away?