The standard concept of a Yeti.

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[]

When China invaded Tibet in 1959, many yetis were forced into exile, and those that stayed were subject to horrible treatment by the Chinese government.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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  1. Thirty Days Later: Steaming Forward: 30 Adventures in Time, loc. 450.
  2. https://www.tor.com/2020/01/08/tie-a-yellow-ribbon-harry-turtledove/
  3. Thirty Days Later, loc. 450-487.