Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Your Daily Giant 8/19/2013

Today's Daily Giant continues the story of explorer Paxson Hayes. Hayes visits to the White House and the Smithsonian Institution as well as newspaper accounts and photographs of his giant mummy finds were covered for a nearly 20 year period up until 1951. From the Tucson Daily Citizen, November 13, 1950 pg 14 is the photo and description,
"Explorer Paxson Hayes holds robe found in cave of Blond Giants." There are many Native American legends of giants with blond or red hair. Brien Forester has researched and written extensively about elongated skulls and the occurrence of red hair among these people. The most famous giant case is perhaps the Lovelock, Nevada case. Giant mummies with red hair were discovered starting in 1911. This is a story I have not covered yet, a story with giant mummies, giant artifacts, Native American legends and Smithsonian Institution involvement. Paiute Indian Sarah Winnemucca wrote about the legends of her tribe many years before the giant red haired mummies were found. The legend told was of a tribe of red haired cannibalistic giants who were trapped and killed by the Paiutes long ago in the Nevada cave. Then as the giant red haired mummies began to be found starting in 1911, the “myth” began to look more like a reality. Many things transmitted from the ancient oral tradition of this country seem to be borne out by accounts such as this.

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