Friday, January 17, 2014

Early Sioux Indian Mound Builder Giant Uncovered in Minnesota

Early Sioux  Indian Mound Builder Giant Uncovered in Minnesota

The New York Times, May 25, 1882

The Bones of a Giant Found

    St. Paul, Minn., May 24. - A skull of heroic size and singular formation has been discovered among the relics of the mound builders in the Red River Valley.  The mound was 60 feet in diameter and 12 feet high.  Near the center were found the bones of about a dozen men and women, mixed with the bones of various animals.  The skull in question was the only perfect one and near it were found some abnormally large body bones.  The man who bore it was evidently a giant.  A thorough investigation of the mound and its contents will be made by the Historical Society.