There are stories about a time in this land’s past when Native Americans banded together across all nations to battle a giant race of beings. These giants were, according to legend, very tall – 8′ to 10′ – somewhat slow mentally and oppressed their smaller neighbors, often cannibalizing them. Shown here is a tree assemblage memorializing one such battle, with the smaller people attacking the larger giants.
A friend of mine, Mary Sutherland, specializes in research on alternative history. She wrote a documentary about the giants – The Red-Haired Giants. It is fascinating alternative history!
The book contains old news clips showing pioneers next to skeletons of giants. They were sometimes discovered during the initial clearing and plowing of land for agricultural use. The giants lived throughout the American continent but were not as numerous as their smaller neighbors. These smaller people (our size) finally joined together collectively to wipe out the giant race – and they succeeded.
Mary lives and work near Burlington, Wisconsin. One week end she took me for an outing to a hill, part of a working farm, which is reputed in alternative archeology to be the site of one of these ancient battles. There is a rough-hewn flat rock said to be a sacrificial altar from that time. Interestingly, there is the rock outline of a human head on one side, as if they were lying down on it (see right).
At the top of the hill stands this ancient tree. In its broken state, it seems to be memorializing and processing the energy of the battle – the large slow-minded giant facing left and the smaller warrior attacking him from behind.