The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is an ape-like cryptid taller, than an average human, that is said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region, and are part of their history and mythology. Stories of the Yeti first emerged as a facet of Western popular culture in the 19th century.
The scientific community has generally regarded the Yeti as a legend, given the lack of conclusive evidence, and it remains one of the most famous creatures of cryptozoology.
Yeti in State of Jefferson
A number of yetis were granted refuge in Iran by the Shah. When the Islamic Republic took power in 1979, it declared that all yetis were kafirs (pagans), and expelled them unless they converted to Islam. The government also confiscated the property of the yetis that refused to convert by force. One or two yetis may have been killed.
In August 1979, the Yeti Lama, then resident in Japan, made a trip to the U.S. state of Jefferson to meet briefly with the state governor, Bill Williamson. He lamented that the Chinese called the yetis xueren or "snowmen", and treated them abominably.
- Sasquatch: Another similar mythical primate that reportedly lives in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada.
- Mountain apes of Derlavai: Primates in the Darkness Series that may be based on Sasquatch and/or Yeti.
- Sims, descendants of Homo erectus who share the modern Americas with humans in A Different Flesh. In the State of Jefferson Stories, sasquatches are hypothesized to be also descendants of H.e.
- Gigantopithecus, an extinct ape species regarded by some cryptozoologists as an ancestor of the yeti. In State of Jefferson, it is also speculated to be an ancestor of the sasquatch.
- Strongbrow Neanderthals, who share the world with "highhead" humans on the same level in "Down in the Bottomlands," much as sasquatches and/or yetis do in other Harry Turtledove timelines.
- Flores Island Hobbits, who coexist with humans, sasquatches, and yetis in State of Jefferson.
- Thirty Days Later: Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time, loc. 450.
- Thirty Days Later, loc. 450-487.