Thursday, March 6, 2014

Your Daily Giant 3/10/2013

Today's Daily Giant is from the Washington Post January 16th, 1910. Captain Newton H. Chittenden the famous Ethnologist, Archaeologist and explorer is the focus of this story. Chittenden is noted to have spent 20 years devoted to ethnological research for the benefits of governments, society at large and accuracy in history. Here is a bio of Chittenden:

"The first white man to explore the interior of the Queen Charlotte Islands, Captain Newton Chittenden was an American lawyer and lecturer who wrote both popular and governmental reports. He was a Union Calvary Regiment officer during the Civil War who was admitted to the Supreme Court. He also exhibited Indian and Inuit relics in Europe. These he collected while travelling 3,400 miles on burro and foot through the Southwest, Northwest Coast, and Central Plains."

During his explorations for the Government, Chittenden collected the massive skull of a giant. The article states that he "long treasured it as a priceless possession" and the skull was the "of great interest to European Anthropologists who examined it." He was offered great sums to part with this skull but he ended up donating it to the Smithsonian Institution. Assistant director of Anthropology Hrdlicka when presented with the skull said it surpassed any previously in the institution. In the Sausalito News January 9th, 1904, Chittenden reports that he uncovered another over eight foot giant in a burial mound in West Berkeley Ca. He described the skull as huge and says "I have no doubt that ages ago giants roamed around this country". It is then noted that he presented the skeleton to the Berkeley High School. That's one time I wish I didn't skip school.
A giant skull verified by European Anthropologists and the Smithsonian who understood and commented on the significance of it, found by a highly respected and credible ethnologist who also uncovered and displayed other giant remains. We find in the Smithsonian's Annual report of 1911 noted on page 82 in their list of accenssions- Chittenden, Capt. Newton H., Brooklyn N.Y., Skull of Flat Head Indian, two head flattening pillows and the hunting shirt of a half-blood Cree-Indian (51082).
This is a fine Daily Giant for Professor skeptic to read when he arrogantly asks "where are the skeletons"?

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