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

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


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. 


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.


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.


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.'”


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.


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.


This is the all out truth. The 1000 year Europeans have left there homeland to still, kill, and rape innocent people of the world and their success has nothing to do with made up white giant tales but with a very important invention known as the gun which is far more superior to the bow which does explain to you way mordern white cling to their guns as if their guns are Gods. Because they know that at the end of the day the gun brought them the comfortable status that they now have in the world and if things get really hot or if there is something they really want to still they will use it again to do so which will explain all of the wara since 1900. Yes whites will even use the gun to still from another white from Hitler on down. Npw for the history on white giants. History always belongs to the conquer not the conquered meaning the conquer always changes history to fit his likeing. As long as the white hand is writing history you will never hear the truth. They will take a tribal story and put their twist on it and then publish it and it becomes fact. Whites have been behind the publication of history for the past 500 years and on this path they have twisted history and destroyed any book they believed as a threat to them or their grand image of themselves that they want the people of color to believe. When whites invaded central Africa they came with guns and lies. After killing most of the people of the region they begin educating the remainder with their language and the lie that a white goddess created the world and the blacks of that region
The Catholic church had once went so far to completely make up a bible specifically aimed at oppressing a tribe of Indians on an island. This bible combined the stories of the tribes history but added a very clever twist, one that of course said a mighty white God created them and would return to rule and of course after the Indians read and acceptes it they traded their freedom for slavery to their new white guest. This story is repeated over and over again when whites come to rape and pilliage over and over again and agin around the world. There arw no whit giants it ia a made up lie to justify their hand of murder and theft around the world. They have destroyed most of the legit historical texts and altered the half of the remaining to fit their liking and the other half hia just flat out made up stories. This is the real truth and if it sounds ugly it ia because it is ugly

I'm not quite sure if you are just wanting to be heard or really don't know much but feel you will still impart your wit(or lack thereof). These things were big but let me ask you something.. if a small child has a coffee cup and decides to hit you in the face with it.. do you think you won't feel that? Now let's move forward to the indians case of having bow and arrows, some had guns and there were in most cases several indians together. Now, what was your point again?

Sooooo putting on a big silly hat and screaming worked against 20ft + tall giants that were able to scoop up a one ton buffalo and bite it's head off???? LOL LOL LOL LOL

With your statement "The native indians are some the the historically bravest people the world has ever known" shows you have watched too many old westerns. The reality is that this foolhardy "bravery" was after taking drugs derived from plants.

Look up the serpent's mound in Ohio. I believe their is a certain party that runs out and quickly gathers any proof up and disappers it when things are reported. So you may hear of a 6 or 8 foot tall "giant". You will never hear of the ones that were upwards of 20+ feet tall! And their are stories of natives seeing these things running beside buffalos and scooping them up with one hand and biting their heads off. Why do you think the indians had the war paint, enormous head dress(to give a larger, wider impression and the screaming as they ride vigorously toward enemies?!?! It was not for cowboys!!!! Lol. That was all brilliantly created intimidation tactics by indians for the enormous foe they were up against, and it DID WORK! The native indians are some the the historically bravest people the world has ever known. Even against these supernatural, half human giants!


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