“These [Smithsonian] men were in every valley, on every hill, north and south. They let nothing escape.”
—The Bureau of American Ethnology, Neil M. Judd, U of Oklahoma Press, 1967
The Smithsonian Institution is responsible for covering up the existence of giants, but did you know there is evidence proving this— in the Smithsonian's own annual reports?
We will begin with the 5th annual report which right away reveals large skeletons of high antiquity which crumble when exposed to air, found together with many copper items.
The authors described a skeleton as "unusually large", and gave a measurement of "something over 7 feet". Next in the same document we have a description of "very large" and no measurement. The general rule was the larger the skeleton, the less attention it received.
The refusal to measure skeleton's was claimed by some to be the result of political pressure from the Smithsonian's tyrannical director, John Wesley Powell, who seemed compelled to accredit the downtrodden natives with the art of the mound-builders. In fact, it is done so consistently and flagrantly one wonders whether its a case of malicious compliance or masonic jest—
“The further side of the creek being bounded by a high hill, the view from the level land between the ravines is shut off in every direction, except through a narrow pass looking up the river, thus the tract is surrounded on every side by hills close at hand, ranging from 40 to 250 feet above its level. In excavating for foundation walls and other purposes, Mr. Crall has, at different times, unearthed skeletons, some of large size; the ground is strewn with mussel shells, flint chips, etc. On the eastern side of this level, near the break of the ravine, and close to a never-failing spring, stands the largest mound above the one at McKees rocks, measuring 9 feet in height by 60 feet in diameter… At the center a hole measuring 3 feet across the top and 2 feet into the original soil. In this were fragments of human bones too soft to be preserved. They indicated an adult of large size. The gray clay was unbroken over this hole. Directly over this, above the clay and resting upon it, were portions of another large skeleton, with which was found part of an unburned clay tube or pipe.”
—Smithsonian Institutions Bureau of Ethnology, 1898-99
In the excerpt below, everything but the skeletons are measured. We are only told it was “large and much decayed”—
That we get even rough, modest estimates is likely due to the allowances of Cyrus Thomas (1825 -1910) who, though he was hired as a hatchet man by Powell, apparently did not possess the maniacal hubris necessary to completely erase the “Tall Ones.”
Example: very large skeletons were found within a Hopewell geometric earthwork. Since the so-named Hopewell had no particularly tall people among them by any evidence, then logically the geometric work was pre-Hopewell. The Smithsonian goons handle the conflict by ignoring it—
There are many theories as to the reason Washington wanted the mound-builders erased or revised. One interesting angle has to do with their inter-continental level of development which was evidenced by the presence of artworks depicting elephants, toucans and other tropical species.
But I believe there was an even greater reason for this holocaust of the antiquities. We only need to read the words of the henchmen themselves— "articles of European manufacture have been found in the mounds"
Though it can be assumed that the Smithsonian had a certain nationalist, expansionist or perhaps even a post-Civil War reconstructionist agenda from the start, the current party line of total expungement and denial of “the tall ones” is due to the skullduggery of one certain vandal, Aleš Hrdlička, (1869–1943) Czech anthropologist, employed at the National Museum in Washington D.C. in the earlier years of the last century.
In The Prehistoric Peoples of South Florida (1993), William E. McGoun claims that Hrdlička used his influence to discredit otherwise credible antiquarians whenever he saw fit. Despite his best efforts, Hrdlička could never fully expunge the museum’s Annual Reports even though a vast array of massive mummies did go missing under his reign at the Smithsonian Castle…
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