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August 10 2011 Native American Newsletter

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Red Haired Giants – Legend or History?
Northern Paiute oral history tells how they defeated a group of man-eating, red haired giants. In the mid 1800’s, the legend was told to white explorers. While mining bat guano from a cave in northwestern Nevada, skeletons and artifacts were unearthed in the early 1900’s

Being a night owl, I’m often up until the wee hours, usually trying to find something interesting on TV while I knit. The History Channel’s series Ancient Alien is at the very least thought provoking. The segment on this show was the first I had ever heard of red haired giants in Nevada. There are some interesting bits on the internet about giants in North America, not only in Nevada. But all the mysteries are yet to be revealed, as well as the bones.

With summer coming to a close, things have been a little quiet in the forum. But with the new school year days away, our forum can be a great place for questions you may have about American Indians. It can be a little scary posting on an internet forum, but rest assured, our forum is not like others. It is consistently monitored and all are treated respectfully. If we don’t know an answer, we will certainly help find it. So why not join us? Registration is simple and free. Click on Register User, select a screen name, and you’re ready. Here’s the link.

There’s some good news from Nevada! The rains came, taking care of the wildfires. But there will be much work to replant the burned areas to protect the watersheds and rebuild structures lost. If you’ll be in the lovely state of Nevada in the coming months, plan a stop at some of the areas affected by the fires, such as the parks and monuments. A visit is a great way to support the recovery. Until next time,

Walk in Balance and Beauty,

Jane Winkler, Native American Editor

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