Ipiutak burial mask
Northwestern Alaska had an ancient people called the Ipiutak. The state also has some islands and remote locations where many reports of ancient giants being dug up persist today.
Who were the Ipiutak? Well, if you ask the Native People, they were highly unusual -
This Ipiutak burial skull has eyes made of ivory and jade.
His splayed jawline, large tilted eye sockets, and cheekbones seem rather odd. Below, an example of a typical Homo sapiens.
Another tribe of people that went missing. This is a common story from the HoHoKam and Anasazi to the Mandan and Sinagua.
This culture existed from about 100 BCE to about 800 CE. Most prevelant belief is that they were of Siberian origin, but the Native People tell a different story.
They report a fair-haired, blue-eyed people who settled in that region.
They showed many artifacts of art, but none of the expected pottery and such that the Native People known to Alaska have shown.
Interestingly, many descriptions have been made of "Hollow Earth" beings. These have involved tall people with robes. It is interesting to note the odd-shaped elongated heads and the fact these carvings show robes which would not be a clothing of an Alaskan People. Might they represent an actual Hollow Earth culture of a place reportedly accessed from the frozen north?
The Smoky God - a book about Norwegian Olaf Jansen's adventures when he and his father set out sailing to fish and ended up in Hollow Earth.
If you see Alaska as an ancient city that connected one continent to another, having many types of people cross there long ago makes sense. Like New York City, you should find many ethnicities in one location.
One of those ethnicities might be what we refer to as ancient giants.
Alaska also has a strong reputation for giants -
On the Aleutian island of Shemya during WWII some work being done for a landing strip uncovered human remains, highly unusual ones. They were not only very large with skulls being 11" wide and up to 22" from base to crown, but they had evidence of trepanning.
The mound cultures and shell-loving miners who build giant civilizations in America before even the Amerindians arrived would be one of the "immigrants" who passed through the Aleutians.
It will be interesting to see what is dug up in the permafrost in the future, as today we don't rely on newspapers to show us finds, but common people with cell phones who want to share.
Hey, Smithsonian, it's getting harder and harder to hide the bodies....
My favorite Alaskan escape in the lower 48 -
My family recipe for smoked salmon spread (I make it throughout the year) - smoked salmon, capers, dill or dillweed, salt, pepper, horseradish, lemon, and onion. Whirl it up together and enjoy on toast triangles, crackers, on slices of toasted baguette, or in an omelet.