Monday, September 23, 2013

"The Native American Giant Wars"

By Chad Miles Team Tracker Member


Native Americans tell of legendary battles between themselves and a race of red haired giants that inhabited the land even before their tribes.  These giants were said to be 12 to 15 feet tall and notoriously known as cannibals.  These large, vicious giants were said to attack Indian villages and take the inhabitants for food.

The Paiute Indians have an oral history of these giants that they called the Si Te Cah.  Legend has it that the Paiute were at war with the Si Te Cah for many years and managed to gain the upper hand by banding together many tribes to fight against the giants.  They managed to trap the remaining behemoths in a cave.  After waiting and antagonizing the giants to come out of the cave they started a fire at the mouth to drive the giants out.  A few did indeed come out of the cave only to be met with scores of Paiute arrows.  The last remaining giants died in the cave from the effects of the fire and smoke.

The cave were this all supposedly took place is called Lovelock Cave today and is located in the state of Nevada.  The cave would become the site of a mine in the early twentieth century.  Oddly, the object of the mine was bat guano.   The bat dropping were a main ingredient in gun powder at the time.  Once the cave started to be excavated miners started to find artifacts and supposedly giant mummified skeletons.

Is the story of a battle with giants at Lovelock Cave true?  No one knows for sure.  Outside of the Paiute oral tradition there is little tangible evidence for it.  However, locals continue to whisper about giant skulls and skeletons which are hidden from the public.  There are also many other Native American traditions that speak of wars with giants.  The common threads seem to be red hair and cannibalism.

Could a remnant of these giants exist to this day in the woods of North America?  Many believe what we call Sasquatch or Bigfoot today is actually what is left of these giants after the wars between them and the Indians decimated their numbers.  If this is true, it paints a drastically different picture of what we think is Bigfoot. 

Perhaps they are not the gentle forest people like what was portrayed in the move “Harry and the Henderson’s.”  Maybe they are savage giants who sometimes hunt, kill, and eat unfortunate human victims.  If this turns out to be true, Bigfoot will have a serious public relations problem.