"Beware the Pogonip"
In The Old Farmer's Almanac, in the calendar for
December, the phrase "Beware the Pogonip"
regularly appears. In Smoke Bellew Jack London
described Pogonip which happened to the main
characters, killing one of them.
Supposedly, western Native Americans called it
because it took so many lives from upper
The name pogonip is an English
adaptation of the
Shoshone word meaning "cloud" (pay
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