Originally posted by Char-Lee
Originally posted by rickymouse
Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
I wonder if it was found near some Hopewell Indian mounds?
Sounds like another one of those red-haired giants from some of those 1800s "yellow journalism" articles.
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I've read quite a bit on those red haired giants. It seems that they may have been real. It seems that they were usually not a threat to the
Indians but they could get cranky once in a while if the young Indians provoked them. Something happened between them and the Indians and the Giants
disappeared, possibly a war of some kind.
The line of Dan had red hair. It actually fits into the Vikings being here. Maybe earlier than we know.
Seems like that area in lower Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana may have had a lot of Giants around. I was comparing the areas where remains were found
from this site. gianthumanskeletons.blogspot.com...
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While reading historic materials from the locked cabinet section from the local library years ago, I read about a giant found here.
I don't remember the dates, but maybe around the same time. Soldiers marching toward San Francisco along the coast were in an area somewhere past
Oregon and before San Francisco and they camped. The men dug a latrine
and as they dun they uncovered a giant skeleton.
The captain ordered a tent built over it because it was going to rain. During the night the skeleton supposedly disappeared, although there was guards
posted for the camp not specifically for the skeleton, no one heard anything.
Since they was traveling through an area that the local Indians would not travel as it was supposedly land belonging to what we now call "big foot".
It would make sense to believe the giant is related to that creature.
Interesting stuff here.
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Your reply to rickymouses post, and his post hit on a couple of interesting points, relating to " red haired giants" in north America.
Your post is interesting as I can likely pin down the area with a little research, because there were a couple of tribes on the north west coast that
had taboos on passing through areas were sasquatch or skookum lived.
In local native californian lore " red haired giants"" occupy two distinct facets of the stories.
In one context, from the west slope of the sierra Nevada, there is the cannibal giant, who is described as have red hair that captures people to eat
and carries them around in his large burden basket.
From the east side of the sierras people have stories of the people here before them, that were red haired and cannibals at times.
Here's a couple things about the local lore, these people have a very long depth of time here in central cal.
There have been sites excavated, that contain items that show a cultural relationship going back 7000 years. And this relationship extends to the
sites in Nevada, such as spirit cave, lovelock cave and a couple of other older sites in Nevada. It's at spirit where one line of modern red haired
giant lore starts.
The spirit cave find was originally reported as giants. These mummies have red hair, and decidedly caucasoid morphologies, but there have been other
remains excavated nearby, that show the same distinct morphology in the earlier layer, but remains transition in what is considered a contemporary
western native American morphology over time, but the cultural package remains consistent. These people made baskets from specific plants, they made
woven hemp cloth cloaks and they made woven fiber sandals. These cultural trade marks can be found throughout the western us.
The earliest remains found in the western us all have a decidedly non modern western native American morphology, kennewick man being the most widely
Now red hair has been traced back to homo heidlbergensis, as has been mentioned, and certain populations of Hh were very large, on the order of 7"
tall, also Hh was a known cannibal.
So, I have recently fallen into the camp of an early entrance into north America by some version of archaic homonin. Certain aspects of DNA studies
and obscure epidemiological evidence back this idea up.
I back up the idea that, at the minimum, an isloated population of archaic homonins, evolved into modern humans in north America, or modern humans
evolved from an Hh-Hn regional homonin and some migrated into the new world, very early, on the order of 100k years ago, founded a population, and
subsequently remigrated back to Asia.
Sorry ran out of character space and battery, sol continue this line of thought