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Ancient Race of White Giants Described in Native Legends From Many Tribes

Ancient Race of White Giants Described in Native Legends From Many Tribes

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By Tara MacIsaac Epoch Times  

Several Native American tribes have passed down legends of a race of white giants who were wiped out. We’ll take a look at a few such legends, including those among the Choctaw and the Comanches of the United States down to the Manta of Peru. 

Choctaw

Horatio Bardwell Cushman wrote in his 1899 book “History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Natchez Indians”: “The tradition of the Choctaws . . . told of a race of giants that once inhabited the now State of Tennessee, and with whom their ancestors fought when they arrived in Mississippi in their migration from the west. … Their tradition states the Nahullo (race of giants) was of wonderful stature.”

A Choctaw stick-ball player, depicted by George Catlin in 1834.

A Choctaw stick-ball player, depicted by George Catlin in 1834. (Public Domain)

Cushman said “Nahullo” came to be used to describe all white people, but it originally referred specifically to a giant white race with whom the Choctaw came into contact when they first crossed the Mississippi River. The Nahullo were said to be cannibals whom the Choctaw killed whenever the opportunity arose.

Comanches

Chief Rolling Thunder of the Comanches, a tribe from the Great Plains, gave the following account of an ancient race of white giants in 1857: “Innumerable moons ago, a race of white men, 10 feet high, and far more rich and powerful than any white people now living, here inhabited a large range of country, extending from the rising to the setting sun. Their fortifications crowned the summits of the mountains, protecting their populous cities situated in the intervening valleys.

 “They excelled every other nation which was flourished, either before or since, in all manner of cunning handicraft—were brave and warlike—ruling over the land they had wrested from its ancient possessors with a high and haughty hand. Compared with them the palefaces of the present day were pygmies, in both art and arms. …”

The chief explained that when this race forgot justice and mercy and became too proud, the Great Spirit wiped it out and all that was left of their society were the mounds still visible on the tablelands. This account was  documented by Dr. Donald “Panther” Yates , a researcher and author of books on Native American history, on his blog.

Navajo

Yates also writes of the Starnake people of Navajo legend, describing them as: “A regal race of white giants endowed with mining technology who dominated the West, enslaved lesser tribes, and had strongholds all through the Americas. They were either extinguished or ‘went back to the heavens.'”

Manta

In 1553, Pedro Cieza de León  wrote in “Chronicle of Peru”  about legendary giants described to him by the Manta indigenous people: “There are, however, reports concerning giants in Peru, who landed on the coast at the point of Santa Elena. … The natives relate the following tradition, which had been received from their ancestors from very remote times.

 “There arrived on the coast, in boats made of reeds, as big as large ships, a party of men of such size that, from the knee downwards, their height was as great as the entire height of an ordinary man, though he might be of good stature. Their limbs were all in proportion to the deformed size of their bodies, and it was a monstrous thing to see their heads, with hair reaching to the shoulders. Their eyes were as large as small plates.”

León said that the sexual habits of the giants were revolting to the Natives and heaven eventually wiped out the giants because of those habits.

Paiutes

The Paiutes are said to have an oral tradition that told of red-haired, white, cannibals about 10 feet tall who lived in or near what is now known as Lovelock Cave in Nevada. It is unclear whether this “oral tradition” about the so-called Sitecah giants existed or if it was an exaggeration or distortion of their legends made after the Paiutes were mostly killed or dispersed in 1833 by an expedition by explorer Joseph Walker.

Brian Dunning of Skeptoid explored  Paiutes legends and found no mention of the Sitecah being giants. It seems there was, however, a people who practiced cannibalism and who lived in Lovelock Cave. Human remains have been found there, and a few of the human bones had the marrow removed, suggesting the marrow was eaten. Cannibalism seems to have been a rare practice among these peoples, however.

The remains do have red hair, but this may be because black hair can turn red with time. 

Lovelock Cave

Lovelock Cave (Bureau of Land Management/Public Domain)

The Humboldt River near Lovelock, Nevada, where the Sitecah people were said to live.

The Humboldt River near Lovelock, Nevada, where the Sitecah people were said to live. ( Famartin/CC BY-SA )

Miners unearthed the artifacts in 1912, leaving them in a pile before eventually contacting the University of California. Anthropologist Llewellyn L. Loud traveled from the university to the site to investigate. It is commonly agreed that excavation of the site was not handled well and certainly not up to modern standards. But some proponents of the Sitecah giants theory say researchers have deliberately covered up any giant remains found there.

Featured image: Navajo Hogan, Monument Valley ( public domain ). Navajo legends speak of the Starnake, a race of white giants.

The article ‘ Ancient Race of White Giants Described in Native Legends From Many Tribes ’ was originally published on The Epoch Times and has been republished with permission.

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Native's picture

If and when knowing of the astronomical and cosmological contents of the numerous cultural Stories of Creation, it is easy to find the origin of the White Giants – which NEVER disappeared at all.
“Giants” describe the largest observable figures on the night Sky, namely the large white/grey contours of the vaulting and seemingly revolving Milky Way. On both hemispheres of the Earth the Milky Way figures are mentioned in ancient myths as “The Great Mother Goddess” on the southern hemisphere and “The Great Father God” on the northern hemisphere. In many myths these figures are imagined and mentioned as our ancestral parents and the prime and principle divine forces of creation.

Read more here:
The Great Mother Goddess – http://www.native-science.net/MilkyWay.MotherGoddess.htm
The Great Father God – http://www.native-science.net/MilkyWay.GreatestGod.htm 

Regards
Ivar Nielsen
Natural Philosopher
Mythological Comparatist

Barry Sears's picture

There are many species that have evolved and change into smaller versions over the past ten thousand or so years. It is by this simple fact that we could consider the process has occurred continuously over time. This could apply to all of life including the human race. This evolutionary change where life has evolved to a maximum size being our dinosaur structures and has then evolved into progressively smaller species, thus being evidence for planetary motion models. The motion of the planets could be determined by this evidence, considering the motion required allowing this process to occur. 
If other species have evolved into smaller versions then it is highly logical that the human form has also evolved to a smaller version. 

Well I bet the disgusting sexual habits of the giants with their over-sized endowments were still better than that of the elite today.

I was told by my dad there were giants. He was a half breed Choctaw, and heard about it from family, but I dont know. Where are all the bigfoot bones, so to speak. Maybe coverd up. If something this widespread can be covered, then the world actually did end in 2012 and the government covered that up too!

Rick in The Yaak's picture

Many cultures on Earth have giant myths. There must be something to it. I remember reading something about the giant skeletons found in the mid-west in the 1800’s that were convienently lost. The eggheads don’t like their dogma challenged, it seems.

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