Giants of Ancient America
Western United States / Mexico/ South America
The Si-te-cahs were a tribe of Indigenous
Americans that lived in the Nevada / Arizona area in pre history.
They are extinct, and are most likely not of the same race as
Amerindians of modern times. The word "Sitecah" means
“tule-eaters” in the Paiute Indian language . Tule is a fibruous water
plant, the Si-Te-Cahs towards the end of their existence lived on rafts
made of tule on Lake Lahontan to avoid harassment from the Paiute. [Although the word Si-te-cah only applies to the tribe that the Paiute
legends speak of, I have applied it to other related peoples and traces
of peoples throughout the same vicinity.]
The Paiute Indian legends describe a race of red-haired giants called
Si-te-cahs. Like their red-haired counterparts , The Ronnongwetowanca
and Adena giants of the Ohio River Valley, The Si-te-cahs were the enemies of many Indian tribes of the region.
also according to the Paiutes, the Si-Te-Cah were hostile and warlike
and practiced cannibalism. The Si-Te-Cah and the Paiutes were at war,
and after a long struggle a coalition of tribes trapped the remaining
Si-Te-Cah in Lovelock Cave. When they refused to come out and be
slaughtered, the Indians
piled brush before the cave mouth and set it on fire, annihilating The Si-Te-Cah .
Unlike other groups of Indigenous Ancient American Giants, the Karankawa were documented as having existed by Spanish, Anglo, and French incursions in America. The Karankawa men were extremely tall in comparison to other extant tribes, described as being from six to seven feet in height. They heavily tattooed their bodies and were known to have coated their skin with shark liver and alligator oil to repel insects . They were not true Giants, averaging 6 - 7 feet in height, but are worthy of mention as their true origins are unknown . They are unrelated to any of the tribal groups of the region. Their extremely tall appearance suggest that they were related to the extinct tribes of Human beings, who inhabited the Americas - probably before the arrival of the Red man, Tribes such as the Si-te-cah, the Oo -elen, and the Quinames. Some believed they were descended from Abilene man.
Historical accounts begin in 1528 when two boat loads of survivors of a shipwrecked expedition from Spain landed on a small island west of Galveston named Malhado by the Spanish. The Island was inhabited by Karankawas. Cabeza de Vaca lived among these aboriginal hunter gatherer people for nearly six years, and was the sole survivor of the original group of shipwrecked Spaniards. De Vaca provided an account upon his return to Spain .
The Karankawas were known to be the arch enemy
of the Comanches. Some Karankawa campsites have been located , yielding
better clues to their life and activities. Wars, disease, and general
genocide condemned them to complete extinction circa 1860.
In 1858 , Texans , attacked and annihilated the last remaining band of Karankawas. After that last defeat, the Karankawa tribe was considered extinct.
The Quiname [Quinametzin]
The Quiname In Indigenous Folklore [as reported by Early Western arrivals]
Excerpts from The History of the Indies of New Spain (Civilization of the American Indian Series)
....by Diego Duran The Author was born in Seville, Spain circa 1537, and
emigrated with his family to New Spain at a young age. He grew up in
Tezcoco and Mexico City and became familiar with Aztec ("Nahua") culture
and fluent in their language. He joined the Dominican Order as a novice
in his teens, and he remained a member of that order the remainder of
his life . Durans History of these people is unparalleled and has
received outstanding acclaim over the Centuries.
Bernal Diaz del Castillo, who served in the army of Hernan Cortes during
his conquest of Mexico and later wrote an "exceptionally accurate and
reliable" narrative of that brilliant campaign, recounts that in 1519,
after the Spaniards defeated the Mexican city-state of Tlaxcala, the
Tlaxcatecs became Cortes' most faithful ally. While relating to the
Latins something about their history, the Tlaxcatecs mentioned that a
race of enormous size had once inhabited their land. "They said their
ancestors had told them that very tall men and women with huge bones had
once dwelt among them," continues Diaz, "but because they were a very
bad people with wicked customs they had fought against them and killed
them, and those of them who remained had died off. And to show us how
big these giants had been they brought us the leg-bone of one, which was
very thick and the height of an ordinary-sized man, and that was a
leg-bone from the hip to the knee. I measured myself against it, and it
was as tall as I am, though I am of a reasonable height. They brought
other pieces of bone of the same kind, but they were all rotten and
eaten away by the soil. We were all astonished by the sight of these
bones and felt certain there must have been giants in that land."
Los Angeles Times, October 2, 1927, says that
explorers in Mexico located large human bones near Tapextla, indicating
a race of "gigantic size."
Washington Post, June 22, 1925, / New York Herald-Tribune, June 21, 1925. It is reported a mining party discovered skeletons measuring 10 to 12 ft tall with feet 18 to 20 inches long, near Sisoguiche, Mexico. According to a press clipping, dated Nayarit, Mexico, May 14, 1926, Capts. D. W. Page and F. W. Devalda discovered the bones of a race of giants who averaged over ten feet in height. Local legends state that they came from Ecuador. Nothing more has been heard of this, but that is not surprising; the word "giant" will flutter the feathers of any scientist into rapid flight, metaphorically speaking, in the opposite direction.
In the early 1930s, while exploring a cave near the Canyon of Barranc de Cobre in northern Mexico. A Mr. Paxton Hayes claims to have come across thirty-four mummified men and women. All had blond hair. All between seven and eight feet in height. Roy Norvill, Giants: The vanished race of mighty men
The Glen Rose tracks
Eureka, Nevada -
In July, 1877, four prospectors were looking for gold and silver
outcroppings in a desolate, hilly area near the head of Spring Valley,
not far from Eureka, Nevada.
Scanning the rocks, one of the men spotted something peculiar projecting
from a high ledge. Climbing up to get a better look, the prospector was
surprised to find a human leg bone and knee cap sticking out of solid
rock. He called to his companions, and together they dislodged the
oddity with picks. Realizing they had a most unusual find, the men
brought it into Eureka, where it was placed on display. The stone in
which the bones were embedded was a hard, dark red quartzite, and the
bones themselves were almost black with carbonization - indicative of
great age. When the surrounding stone was carefully chipped away, the
specimen was found to be composed of a leg bone broken off four inches
above the knee, the knee cap and joint, the lower leg bones, and the
complete bones of the foot. Several medical doctors examined the
remains, and were convinced that anatomically they had indeed once
belonged to a human being, and a very modern-looking one.
But an intriguing aspect of the bones was their size: from knee to heel
they measured 39 inches. Their owner in life had thus stood over
tall. Compounding the mystery further was the fact that the rock in
which the bones were found was dated geologically to the era of the
dinosaurs, the Jurassic - over 185 million years old. The local papers
ran several stories on the marvelous find, and two museums sent
investigators to see if any more of the skeleton could be located.
Unfortunately, nothing else but the leg and foot existed in the rock."
Strange Relics from the Depths of the Earth-- by
In 1891, workmen in Crittenden, Arizona excavating for a commercial building found a large stone sarcophagus that had probably once held the body of a 12 feet tall human . The mummy case was over 12 feet tall.. They immediately called in archaeological experts . The sarcophagus contained a granite mummy case. Carvings on the mummy case depicted a six toed giant Unfortunately the body had been buried so many thousands of years that it had long since turned to dust.. . Roy Norvill, Giants: The vanished race of mighty men
The bones of a twelve foot tall man were dug up in 1933 by a group of soldiers at Lompock Rancho, California. The skeleton was surrounded by giant weapons and and artifacts covered with undeciphered symbols. The skull featured a double row of teeth.
"James Wafford, of the western Cherokee, who was born in Georgia in 1806, says that his grandmother, who must have been born about the middle of the last century, told him that she had heard from the old people that long before her time a party of giants had once come to visit the Cherokee. They were nearly twice as tall as common men, and had their eyes set slanting in their heads, so that the Cherokee called them Tsunil´ kalu´, "the Slant-eyed people," because they looked like the giant hunter Tsul´ kalu´. They said that these giants lived far away in the direction in which the sun goes down. The Cherokee received them as friends, and they stayed some time, and then returned to their home in the west." James Mooney's History, Myths, and Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees
Aleutian Island Giants
Alaska -- Ivan T. Sanderson, a respected zoologist and guest on the Tonight Show , generally with an exotic animal, related a curious story about a letter he had received from an an engineer who had been stationed in the Aleutian islands during World War II. While building an airstrip, a group of hills was bulldozed and under several sedimentary layers was discovered what appeared to be human remains. The hills were in fact a graveyard of giant human remains, primarily skulls and leg bones. The skulls it was claimed , measured from 22 to 24 inches - base to crown. A normal adult skull generally measures about 8" from back to front, such a large skull suggested a tremendous size for a normally proportioned human.
Every skull was said to have been neatly trepanned , which is a process of cutting a hole in the upper portion of the skull. In fact, the habit of flattening the skull of an infant and forcing it to grow in an elongated shape was practiced by ancient Peruvians, Mayas, and the Flathead Indians of Montana. Sanderson tried to gather further proof, eventually receiving a letter from another member of the unit who confirmed the report. Both letters indicated that the Smithsonian had collected the remains, yet nothing else was ever heard.
Dwarf mammoth bones have been found on The Catalina Islands, off the California Coast. Evidence suggests that these mammoths were once roasted and eaten by giant people with double rows of teeth.
In 1959, a partial skeleton of an ancient woman estimated to be at
least 10,000 years old were discovered on Santa Rosa Island, The
"Arlington Springs woman" skeleton was recently reanalyzed utilizing the
latest dating techniques and found to be approximately 13,000 years old.
The new date makes her remains older than any other known human
skeletons found so far in North America. The "Arlington Springs
woman" , although not a giant challenges the popular belief that the
first colonists in North America arrived at the end of the last ice age
- 11,500 years via a Bering Straight land bridge
 Statement concerning The Catalina Island Giants has been extracted from the Web, no further documentation is available and the original source is uncertain
 Authors note/ Colorado Desert Giants: This story lacks significant credibility in that no evidence has ever been presented for public examination, no photographs, artifact, ... nothing.
"In Inca lore the first human race created by the creator god Viracocha was the race of giants. These giant men and woman, who were not evil, lived in a world of darkness as the sun had not yet been made. According to legend Viracocha was unhappy with his creation and destroyed the giants in a world-wide flood." Elizabeth Hallam Gods and Goddesses: Deities from World Mythology