Thursday, March 2, 2017

Giant Dakota Sioux Skeleton's Artifact Links The Tribe to the Ohio Hopewell

Giant Dakota Sioux Skeleton's Artifact Links The Tribe to the Ohio Hopewell

This type of plummet was found in numerous Hopewell mounds in Ohio and now links the Dakota Sioux as the authors of the numerous mounds in the Ohio Valley.  The fact that the "Charm Stone" was placed in the mouth may be a clue to the purpose as a charm to restore the departed soul.



The Sedalia Democrat (Sedalia, Missouri) November 23, 1925
GIANT SKELETON NOT OF A MAYA
   Washington, Nov. 3 – The giant Indian skeleton found near St. Joseph, Mo., can hardly be that of a Maya from southern Mexico or Guatemala, in the opinion of Dr. Sylvanus G. Morley, of the Carnegie Institution, an authority on Maya archaeology.

      The artificially-flattened skull, he said, does not indicate Maya origins, necessarily, because many of the tribes of Indians in this country flattened the heads of their children and the pear shaped stone found in the mouth of the skull, corresponds with no known burial custom of the Maya.