Forest People, also referred to as Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yowie or Yeti, are a group of creatures who live in the woods. Huge and hairy in appearance, they are very careful of shying away from human civilization. They can draw upon external sources of power, with the possible side-effect of great height and excess body hair. They are as magically gifted as most wizards of the Council and extremely smart; they are also psychically endowed with prophetic dreams and premonitions. Their history antecedes the 19th century gold rush by a long time, allowing them to amass great wealth; one of them, Strength of a River in His Shoulders is able to pay Harry Dresden's retainer with gold nuggets the size of a gold ball.
Harry Dresden meets one of them, named Strength of a River in His Shoulders, in the stories "B is for Bigfoot", "I Was a Teenage Bigfoot" and "Bigfoot on Campus". In Skin Game Dresden meets a very different member of the Forest People, a Genoskwa, who is a vicious and violent predator.