Pyramid Lake, California (above)
Lake Titicaca, Peru/Bolivia border (above)
A popular legend in the US is the legend of the red-haired giants, a people the Paiute tribe ancestors called "Si-Te-Cah" (Tule Eaters). Apparently, according to the legends, about 9000 years ago their ancestors dealt with "outsiders" who were extremely tall, had reddish hair and Caucasian features, some described as having elongated skulls. In some stories of the people, these giants made boats out of reeds and lived on hand-made islands upon the lake where the local natives kept a watch on their coming and going. The giants were described as not friendly and even cannibals. At one point, the legend tells of the Natives driving the giants into a cave (now referred to as Lovelock Cave) and filling the mouth of the cave with brush and killing the whole lot of them off.
It would have just been a legend, except around 1911, guana hunters found the cave and decided to harvest the bat guano and ended up digging up exceptionally tall mummies and artifacts. They tossed them outside the cave with the rocks and other debris to do what they came to do. They didn't know anything of natives and relics and they were busy producing tons of guano for profit. Eventually, through a series of mishaps and questionable practices, almost all of the items are unaccounted for, but it did seem to support the legend with eerie clarity.
And, in studying the area around that giant lake bed region of the Great Basin, some other strange correlations come to the forefront-ones involving far-away Peru.
But, first, let me tell you more about this Great Basin Area - a 9400-year-old mummy giant with reddish hair was uncovered hidden under tule there. And, he was the oldest mummy found in North America. Another one of 9200 years was found near what is now Pyramid Lake, a remnant of the giant Lake Lahontan that took up that region. Many thousands of years ago, that region in Nevada/California was very wet, and cultures could easily exist happily in an abundant lake-based lifestyle.
It was apparent there was a culture of reddish haired giants some with elongated skulls, who built boats of reeds and lived on lakes, as well as were vilified by the local tribes.
But, this scenario didn't just occur in the Great Basin of North America.
Going south to the Peru/Bolivia border and Lake Titicaca, we find something else interesting. Elongated skulls were found around that lake and they were from giant-sized beings with reddish hair and elongated skulls. The legends tell of the Uros indians making reed boats and living on islands on Lake Titicaca - (see video below). The Incas apparently drove them to live this way much like the Paiutes' ancestors apparently kept the giants aside at Lake Lahontan.
So, what if there was a race of ancient giants with elongated skulls, reddish hair, who learned reed boat making techniques and perhaps were more nomadic than village-oriented? Could they go up and down the Americas? Did they do so in reed boats to waterways that fed into where Lake Pyramid is now? Did they teach the Uros about living on lakes? What other cultural "shares" do they have with these people that still exist today?
How is it possible that both cultures had such similar situations; lakes, giants, tule boats, and warring amongst the natives for these tall outsiders?
An even better question - if the ancient Denosovans were from one area and spread out through the South Pacific, and Neanderthal spread across Europe, then could the Americas have had a red-haired giant native who was usurped by the coming of Paleo Indians across the Land Bridge? This giant being the original Native?
Might this be a race that didn't make it...or did they make it in some other form we know of today as the feral hair-covered giants in our woodlands today?
What if the 9000+ year old giants in Nevada are related to the 8000-year-old ones in South America? What if these were America's true indigenous people? Or, what if they were the true indigneous people of the entire earth? Their skeletons are found around the globe...
What if they developed skills of reed boat building and islands on the lake, and moved on to other places, further south through Mexico and South America, followed soon by the Paleo Indians, always having issues living together. Perhaps they gave the people of Lake Titicaca the knowledge of floating islands and reed boats.
Interestingly, an episode of America Unearthed (go to the 5:25 mark) on H2 channel was about a farmer in the Upper Midwest who uncovered a giant in his field. At the giant's feet on each side were two women on their sides, fetal position, hands over their faces.
This (above) is how the elongated skull people were found in Peru - hands covering face in fetal position.
Were there other stories of Natives dealing with these giants? Oh yes!
Indian mounds found in Utah have some very interesting finds, such as these described about the first unearthing of them:
When time will allow more work will be done in the ruins of what is known by the native Indians Cublick. This name was first heard by the writer while conversing with a Piede Indian who, when asked if he knew anything about the builders of the mounds, pointed at them and said: "Cublick," "Cublick;" at the same time showing a spirit or expression that indicated that he looked upon the spot as a place accursed or marked for evil destiny. We learned from other Indians, that it is shunned by them as though some curse or awful crime rests upon the land around it. When asked about the people who built the mounds and made the stone implements, they either pointed to the South or say they do not know, but positively assert that the 'Ingens no make em.'
Inquiries made to Indians of the valleys as to when did their ancestors carve the markings on the rocks elicited the reply most usually made by the Indian. Injun no manik, maybe so Shinob manik. Shinob is their name for the inferior deity. Neither could the Utes, Paiutes, or Paiedes account for the rock pictures so frequently found scattered on rock surfaces over most of Utah, far into southern Nevada, and extending into Arizona, southern Colorado, and New Mexico.
Several score or more of stone mills or metates of the Toltec or Aztec pattern were found, as well as the mano, or hand stone to each mill…These discoveries have brought to light near Ogden what are without doubt some of the very oldest human remains on the face of the earth. The writer believes them to be older than anything we find in Mexico or Central America, inasmuch as the stone mills and pottery are of the self-same designs and quality of those found in the great valleys of Mexico and Yucatan.
At a depth of almost seven feet the base of the first mound was reached and on its ancient floor was found a disjointed human skeleton. The shape of the skull was long and narrow, the jaws heavy and wide, the teeth were large and well preserved. In the skull what is known as the bump of veneration was very prominent, combativeness small, philoprogenitiveness very full. The frontal bones of the forehead projected very much.”
My Conclusion: We're finding some interesting correlations between the giants of North America and those of South America - that there were these giant people and the Natives did not seem to like them and even feared them. They build burial mounds, had some unusual technical skills, and appear to have spread out everywhere from the Ohio Valley to Georgia, Mexico to the Great Basin, and onward to Peru. As well, nearly every other continent reports giant skeletons. I will take this even further - reports of an Egyptian tomb in the Grand Canyon and Egyptian looking hieroglyphs in the tombs of the burial mounds of giants in Ohio Valley and pyramids in the Middle East and in North and South American makes one wonder - were the pictographs, technology, art, building, and influences not of origins of those regions, i.e. Egypt, Peru, the United States, but perhaps all the "Original People," the Giants, who influenced those cultures budding language, metal work, worship, building - in fact, being the basis for all our own priorities of building, technology, communication, art, and spirituality. Perhaps it wasn't that the Egyptians were here, but it was that they got their knowledge from the same source as the Americas.
In other words, in my assessment, the Giants taught the world all these arts and the commonalities found in Peru with Egypt and North America are not unusual when they had the origins from one single culture that was the first greatest culture and taught our crude modern humans technology of art, living, and spirituality.
Do they still exist? Well, consider this report of giants with reddish hair in Peru now -
The giants have only been reported in San Juan Province, an area of rain forests and wooded foothills east of the Andes. Its 200,000 residents have no telephone service or paved roads. Rumors of giant tribesmen have circulated frequently in the past. They received fresh momentum early this month when an explorer said he had stumbled across such a tribe. Carlos Tarrealza, discoverer of the ruins of a lost Indian city in San Martin Province said he had found the giants when he was lost for two weeks in the jungle. He said they were clad only in animal skins with reddish hair and spoke a dialect he had never heard. He said they fled at his approach. Days later, two Lima newspapers, Ultima Hora and La Prensa quoted an Indian guide Encarnacion Napuri as saying on April 25th, a group of about 15 giant aborigines armed with thick wooden clubs, stone-headed axes and hard wood lances attached attacked a camp of professional hunters.
What if - ancient giants were forced out of territories held by "Second" Natives. They were driven underground or perhaps of their own volition, they gave us the knowledge and walked away. Now, perhaps their ancestors have retreated into the wilds around the world and over time developed the hairy bodies that we now associate with a breed of humans popularly called "Bigfoot." They had an obvious jump on us in intelligence and technology, they gave us the tools to work with and walked away, adapting over time to a life in nature, a life as sentinels of the wilds, perhaps even witnesses of man's development.
For those who believe in the Nephilim theory (giants from Heaven who came to Earth to mate with human women), this has an interesting twist. What if these beings descended to earth, mated with human women, created offspring that are now called Bigfoot? What if these Bigfoot are possessing half supernatural abilities of their ancestors from Heaven and half human traits? This might account for both their ability to hide from us and their skills to do so well and reports of their psychic skills and sometimes not-so-human superpowers.
Well, I've given you a good deal of things to consider, but it's worth researching, so here's some books I highly recommend -