Sunday, July 24, 2011

Native American Legends of a White Indians

Native American Legends of  White Indians

Sculptured bust of a Caucasian man that was discovered 10 feet below the surface of the ground on a hill that contained a giant human skeletons

Fayette County, West Virginia History 1888

The late Dr. Buster who was among the first white residents of the Kanawha valley, resided at the foot of this mountain, (mountain dividing the waters of Loup and Armstrong Creek), on the south bank of this river, during a long and active life. No white man had ever occupied the ground upon which his father built his cabin, according to record; and the history of the pale face here, is absolutely complete within this family. Paddy Huddleton, probably the first white settler within the limits of Fayette County, lived just up and from his house Daniel Boone had trapped beaver. In my last interview, about 1877, though a very old man, his mind and body were still active and vigorous. He remembered talking to the Indian 'medicine men' in his boyhood, as they frequently passed up the river, and discussed this wall and numerous relics of bones, stone implements and pottery found all over the surrounding bottom lands. According to his statements the Indians knew of these monuments, but claimed no part in them. One of their legends sets forth the fact that the Kanawha Valley had been occupied by a fierce race of white warriors, who successfully resisted the approach of the 'red man' from the west for a long time, but had finally succumbed, and passed away in death. The Indians claimed never to have occupied the valley, except for hunting expeditions; that they found these relics old when they first entered; and that their origin was beyond record.

Life of Joseph Brant -Thayendanega
Includes the Wars of the American Revolution by William L. Stone 1838
Among other things relating to the western country" says Mr. Woodruff, " I was curious to learn in the course of my conversation with Captain Brant, what information he could give respecting the tumuli which are found on and near the margin of the rivers and lakes, from the St. Lawrence to the Mississippi. He stated, in reply, that the subject had long been agitated, but yet remained in some obscurity. "A tradition, he said prevailed among the different nations of Indians throughout that whole extensive range of country, and had been handed down through time immemorial, that in an age long gone by, there came white men from a foreign country, and by consent of the Indians established trading houses and settlements where these tumuli are found".