1897: BONES OF GIANT INDIANS

Clinton Morning Age published on November 16, 1897. BONES OF GIANT INDIANS. Prehistoric Men Seven Feet Tall Who Lived in what is Maryland. There has just been received at the Maryland Academy of Sciences the skeleton of an Indian seven feet tall. It was discovered near Antietam ten days ago. There are now skeletons of three powerful Indians at the academy who at one time in their wildness roamed over the State of Maryland armed with such instruments as nature gave them, or that their limited skill taught them to make. Two of these skeletons belonged to individuals evidently of gigantic size. The vertebrae and bones of the leg’s are nearly as thick as those of a horse, and the length of the long bones exceptional. The skulls are of fine proportions, ample, and with walls of moderate thickness, but of great strength, and stiffened behind by a powerful […] Read More

1925: MOUND GIANTS IN INDIANA SAID TO ANTEDATE INDIAN

This was published on October 23, 1925 in the Evening News, San Jose, California. MOUND GIANTS IN INDIANA SAID TO ANTEDATE INDIAN South Bend, Indiana – Eight skeletons, one of them clad in copper armor, and a heard of rare war weapons and bits of personal adornment have been found in a mysterious mound on the farm of Grove Vosburg near Walkerton. Vosburg, a 70 year old farmer, had long desired to know the secret of the mount, which, according to local tradition dates back thousands of years. Secretly excavating the pile of earth he came upon a strange burial place. Giant Skeletons The eight skeletons lay in circular formation, arranged like the spokes of a wheel, with skulls together.  Copper breastplates, bands and other bits of armor adorned the skeleton on one man, who apparently had been of giant stature.  Embedded in this skull was a beautifully chipped arrowhead. The soft earth […] Read More

1934: Oklahoma Indian Relics Unearthed

Thighbone of a 9-foot man found in Mound. Braden, Okla., Aug. 25 (/P). Indian relics estimated to be from 600 to 2,000 years old and including the thigh bone of a giant brave are being taken in large numbers from a huge burial mound 4 1/2 miles southwest of here. The mound, in the middle of a field near the Arkansas River, is 100 feet long and 40 feet high. It is of sand making digging comparatively easy, Excavations about 20 feet deep have been made. Among the treasured finds is a large femur, indicating its owner must have been about 9 feet tall. Bones and skeletons of other human beings are of normal size. The Washington Post (1923-1954); August 26th, 1934; ProQuest Historical Paper The Washington Post (1877-1993) Pg. B6

1927: Giant Skeletons are Uncovered in Florida.

This piece of news was published in The Woodville Republican on August 27, 1927. Tampa, Fla. – Giant Indians who roamed Florida swamps 500 years ago or more, living on shell foods which they cracked with their teeth, is a picture unfolded by archaeologists who have delved into a burial ground on a gulf island near here. The skeletons were discovered on a small section of land where a lone fisherman has lived for years. Scientists estimated the bones are at least 500 years old and are remains of a tribe known as the Caribs, natives of the West Indies. They are believed to have inhabited the state and adjacent islands before the arrival of Spaniards in Florida. The skulls, larger than those of current history, battered and crushed, indicated tribal battles. The jaw and teeth are unusually large, Likewise are the bones, indicating the Indians of past ages […] Read More