Friday, November 15, 2013

Gigantic Remains Of Iroquois Chief Red Jacket's Mother is Uncovered in New York

Gigantic Remains Of Iroquois Chief  Red Jacket's Mother is Uncovered in New York




The Sun, Dec 08 1893 
   The mother of Red Jacket was a woman of gigantic frame being between six and seven feet tall.  On Monday last, workman employed in excavating for the foundation of a building the Lake Keuka Navigation Company is about to erect on the lake shore near Branenport on the spot where it is alleged that Red Jacket was born and where his mother died ande buried, unearthed a human skeleton of giant size and in a remarkably well preserved state.  Investigation trevealed that the remains were those of an Indiana and a female.  The believers in the Lake Keuka theory of the Red Jacket birthplace and burial place of his mother are convinced that the skeleton of the giant Indian woman uncovered at Brtanchpoty is that of Red Jacket's mother, and have arranged to re inter it in that locality and place a mon ument over it inscribed in accordance with that belief.