Ancient Giants of North America
|Midwest Mound Builders||
When the whites arrived in the Ohio Valley and Midwest regions , thousands of burial mounds dotted the landscape. Today, most have been destroyed as a result of development, looting, and natural forces. Archaeologists have assigned the mounds to various prehistoric cultures based upon their shapes and artifacts contained within. Scholars have debated the origin of these mounds. The Smithsonian Institution investigated them and conducted excavations in order to determine their origins . The mounds were apparently built by a series of prehistoric Indigenous American cultures spanning thousands of years.
|Many were not built by the race of people we have come to know
as "Amer-Indians" , but by a race of prehistoric Giant Human beings.
Both Legend and Archeological evidence supports this statement.
||Among the legends of the ancient native Americans
there was once a powerful tribe called Ronnongwetowanca. The
Ronnongwetowanca were giants, and had a "considerable habitation." David Cusick, a Tuscorora Indian states that "when
the Great Spirit made the people, some of them became giants. They made
themselves feared by attacking when most unexpected. After having endured the
outrages of these giants for a great long time, the people banded together to
destroy them. With a final force of about 800 warriors, they successfully
annihilated the abhorrent Ronnongwetowanca. There were no giants anywhere after
this, it was said." This supposedly occurred circa 1,000 B.C.
Other Indian Legends report two distinct races of unusual peoples that pre-existed their culture. The first was a slender bodied race with long narrow heads.. The other was a race with a massive bone structure and short heads. The first race, labeled by some as the Archaics were living in the Ohio River Valley around 1000 BC. The second race, labeled the Adenas moved into the area from the South at a later date and claimed control of the territory.. A great war was fought in which the Archaics were destroyed by the more advanced Adenas. It is believed that the Adena were related to the tribes of ancient Mexico. DNA testing has found no specific match between the Adena and any existing Native American group of the region, but does show a relationship to the tribes of ancient Mexico. [ Adena People by William S. Webb, Charles E. Snow ]
Many burial mounds have yielded remains of relatively Giant Human Beings, as well- artifacts and randomly discovered remains have lent much support to the Indian legends. The Indians know nothing of the origins of these mounds, as per the Scientific American when an investigator asked an aged Indian in the 19th Century what his people knew of these ancient grave yards. He answered: "We know nothing about them. They were here before the red man."
It is believed that the practice of mound building was established by the Adenas. These "mounds" were burial mounds in which the remains of many native American remains have been discovered over the years. What is unusual about these remains is that they support the Indian legends of Giants as the remains are frequently of people 8 to 12 feet tall. In addition to their height there are at times other physical anomalies which would tends to point to the fact that they are not of the same race as the current peoples labeled "native Americans". Findings such as Red hair, and double rows of teeth, not found in the known indigenous populations .
The Natural and Aboriginal History of Tennessee , describes "very large" bones in stone graves found in Williamson County, Tennessee. Author John Haywood describes "very large" bones in stone graves found in Williamson County, Tennessee, in 1821. In White County, Tennessee, an "ancient fortification" contained skeletons averaging at least 7 feet in length.
In Braton Tennessee footprints believed to be human were found in solid rock 33 inches log and one foot wide.
These have six toes each.
1829. During the construction of a Hotel in Chesterville. Workers digging up a mound discovered a large human skeleton. The local doctor examining the skeleton said that the skull could have easily fit over a normal man's head , In addition , the skeleton had more teeth than modern man.
A decayed human skeleton claimed by eyewitnesses to measure around 3.28
metres (10 feet 9 inches tall), was unearthed by laborers while
ploughing a vineyard in November 1856 in East Wheeling, now in West
by Robert Lyman
1875 Workmen were constructing a bridge near the mouth of Paw Paw Creek at Rivesville. While digging through heavy clay soil they were astonished to uncover three giant skeletons strands of reddish hair clinging to the skulls. A local doctor was called to examine the remains.
J.N. DeHart, M.D. found vertebrae "larger than those of the present type" in Wisconsin mounds in 1876.
W.H.R. Lykins uncovered skull bones "of great size and thickness" in mounds of Kansas City area in 1877.
In 1879, a 9'8'' skeleton was excavated from a mound near Brewersville, Indiana by
George W. Hill, M.D., . A
mica necklace still hung around the giant's neck. The bones, which were
stored in a grain mill, were swept away in the 1937 flood.
News, Nov 10, 1975 .... "The giant skeleton was examined by scientists from Indiana and New
York, and it remained in the possession of Mr. Robinson, who owned the
land on which the mound stood. Unfortunately, the curious bones were
washed away in a flood in 1937."
1881 "In digging the cellar of the house, nine human skeletons were found,
and, like such specimens from other ancient mounds of the country, they showed
that the Mound Builders were men of large stature. The skeletons were not found
lying in such a manner as would indicate any arrangement of the bodies on the
part of the entombers. In describing the tomb, Mr. Albert Harris said: "it
looked as if the bodies had been dumped into a ditch. Some of them were buried
deeper than others, the lower one being about seven feet below the surface."
When the skeletons were found, Mr. Harris was twenty years of age, yet he states
that he could put one of the skulls over his head, and let it rest upon his
shoulders, while wearing a fur cap at the same time. The large size of all the
bones was remarked, and the teeth were described as "double all the way round."
... History of Medina County
1883 "Two miles from Mandan, on the bluffs near the junction of the Hart and
Missouri Rivers, says the local newspaper, the Pioneer, is an old
Cemetery of fully 100 acres in extent filled with bones of a giant race.
This vast city of the dead lies just east of the Fort Lincoln road. The
ground has the appearance of having been filled with trenches piled full
of dead bodies, both man and beast, and covered with several feet of
earth. In many places mounds from 8 to 10 feet high, and some of them
100 feet or more in length, have been thrown up and are filled with
bones, broken pottery, vases of various bright colored flint, and agates
... showing the work of a people skilled in the arts and possessed of a
high state of civilization. This has evidently been a grand battlefield,
where thousands of men ... have fallen. ...Five miles above Mandan, on
the opposite side of the Missouri, is another vast cemetery, as yet
unexplored. We asked an aged Indian what his people knew of these
ancient grave yards. He answered: "We know nothing about them. They were
here before the red man." The Scientific American
Ten skeletons "of both sexes and of gigantic size" were taken from a mound at Warren, Minnesota, 1883. (St. Paul Pioneer Press, May 23, 1883)
A skeleton 7 feet 6 inches long was found in a massive stone structure that was likened to a temple chamber within a mound in Kanawha County, West Virginia, in 1884. (American Antiquarian, v6, 1884 133f. Cyrus Thomas, Report on Mound Explorations of the Bureau of Ethnology, 12th Annual Report, Smithsonian Bureau of Ethnology, 1890-91).
In Minnesota, 1888, were discovered remains of seven skeletons 7 to 8 feet tall. (St. Paul Pioneer Press, June 29, 1888). 7 skeletons, placed in a sitting position, were uncovered from a burial mound near Clearwater, Minnesota. The highly unusual skulls had double rows of teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. It was also noted that the foreheads were low and sloping, compared to "normal" human skulls.
1892 "Where Proctorville now stands was one day part of a well paved city, but I think the greatest part of it is now in the Ohio river. Only a few mounds, there; one of which was near the C. Wilgus mansion and contained a skeleton of a very large person, all double teeth, and sound, in a jaw bone that would go over the jaw with the flesh on, of a large man; The common burying ground was well filled with skeletons at a depth of about 6 feet. Part of the pavement was of boulder stone and part of well preserved brick." Ironton Register
1895 A mound on the outskirts of Toledo, Ohio, yielded 20 skeletons, seated and facing east
with jaws and teeth "twice as large as those of present day people," each
skeleton had a large bowl with "curiously wrought hieroglyphic
figures." (Chicago Record, Oct. 24, 1895; cited by Ron G. Dobbins, NEARA
Journal, v13, fall 1978).
The skeleton of a huge man was uncovered at the Beckley farm, Lake
Koronis, Minnesota; while at Moose Island and Pine City, bones of other
giants came to light. (St. Paul Globe, Aug. 12, 1896).
In 1903, at Fish Creek, Montana, Professor S. Farr and his group of Princeton University students came across several burial mounds. They unearthed the skeleton of a man about 9 feet long. Next to him lay the bones of a woman, who had been almost as tall Roy Norvill, Giants : The Vanished Race Of Mighty Men
Kentucky folklore writer
Michael Paul Henson (1984)
relates how he actually examined a body dug out from under a large rock
ledge along Holly Creek in east-central Kentucky. In 1965, a landowner,
was building cattle stalls when he found a "perfectly preserved
skeleton" which measured 8 feet, 9 inches in length when reassembled.
"...The arms were extremely long and the hands
were large. By comparison, the feet were very small." The skull was "30
inches in circumference. The eye and nose sockets were slits rather than
cavities, and the area where the jaw bone hinges to the skull was solid
bone. It would seem that the person could not have opened his mouth."
The skull was 30 inches in circumference. A powdery white
substance covered the skeleton, but no tools, weapons, or other human
implements were found with the bones. The body was buried approximately
five feet underground. The skeleton was assumed to be that of a large,
deformed Indian. White reburied the bones rather than taking them
to a university for examination. Henson died in 1995, and any further
notes he may have had on this fascinating story are unavailable
"... three skeletons were found at the mouth of the Paw Paw Creek ... some men were digging for a bridge foundation and found these bones at the lower end of the old buffalo wallow. She thought it was Dr. Kidwell, of Fairmont, who examined them and said they were very old, perhaps thousands of years old. She said that when the skeletons were exposed to the weather for a few days, their bones turned black and began to crumble, that Squire Satterfield had them buried in the Joliffe graveyard (Rivesville). All these skeletons, she said, were measured, and found to be about eight feet long. Now and Long Ago-A History of the Marion County Area by Glen Lough