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Hundreds of Giant Skulls, Catalina

Ralph Glidden, archaeologist

with part of his collection of skulls.

Catalina Island, California, Sept. 28. Ralph Glidden, archaeologist for the American Indian Foundation, who for 17 years has been doing research work on the channel islands off the Pacific coast, believes he has found the proof to support science’s theory of the origin of the American Indian.

Investigation of hundreds of skulls found by Glidden leads him to believe that the Indians may trace their ancestry to Mongolians, who first drifted to America from Asia across the Bering Straits in the north Pacific.

“The structure of some of the skulls is different from that of the American Indian of even the most primitive type,” he says. “They indicate a Mongolian influence.

“Evidently, the war-like Mongolians drifted across the Bering Straits and took possession of the upper channel islands now known as San Miguel, San Nicholas, and Santa Cruz.

“These northern Indians are classified in the Chumashan family. The original inhabitants of the southern group belong to the Shoshonean family. The latter Indians, incidentally, show strains of an intermingling with the Aztecs and Peruvian ‘white’ men.

“Perhaps when the work is completed, more will be known of the origin of the aborigines.”

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