Texas Irrigation Project Unearths Giant Skeletons
Harlingen, Tex., July 6 (A. P.) – More than 20 skeletons, believed to be those of a race of Karankawa, giant grasshopper-eating Indians once inhabiting this part of the state, have been found near Harlingen.
The skeletons were unearthed during construction of an irrigation project and show the men were four to six inches taller than the average man of today.
The Karankawa were said to have lived also on seafood but are believed to have roamed the brush like animals, not budging shelter of any kind.
The discovery of more than 20 skeletons of a Karankawa tribe in Texas, believed to be a race of giant grasshopper-eating Indians, proves the existence of a larger and more diverse population in the area than previously thought. The skeletons, unearthed during an irrigation project, reveal the Karankawa were four to six inches taller than the average modern man and roamed the brush like animals. This significant find offers valuable insight into the history and culture of the Karankawa people.
- Youngstown Vindicator – Jul 7, 1935
- 1935.07.07 – Youngstown Vindicator