Your Daily Giant 5/15/2013
Today's Daily Giant is from Newport Miner, March 17, 1910, pg 2. A rather interesting account is given that helps to further corroborate Native American oral history, which specifically states that giants were a reality in Ancient America. From the report, "hidden in the deep recesses of a deep cave 25 miles north of Shoshone, Lincoln County in Southern Idaho, is the skeleton of a giant ten feet tall, evidently of prehistoric origin. It was recently discovered by a hunting party from this city. As corroborative proof the members are now exhibiting the rusty and time-worn barrel of what appears to be an ancient gun weighing between 25 and 30 pounds, resembling a flint lock rifle. This they say was picked up beside the skeleton. These bones will be taken out of the cave at the earliest possible date and carefully packed and forwarded to the Smithsonian Institute." I am glad that the Smithsonian received the giant skeleton, for a second I thought it might go missing. Just like Native American tribes across the country the Shoshone have an oral history that speaks of giants in ancient Idaho. The Bruneau River in Idaho was named after a French fur-trader in the mid-17th Century. Near its headwaters stretches the legendary land of the giants who terrorized Shoshone forefathers, frightening them from their ancestral hunting grounds. The arrogance of dismissing native oral history is disappointing. Present-day natives still refer to central Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains as the Coapiccan Kahni or Giants House. I believe Native American oral history is a solid piece of corroborative evidence in support of the existence of giants in ancient America.