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Oacoma – Fully Seven Feet In Height

find indian skeletons

railway employed Emp loyes D scover bones of many red men in gravel bed

sioux falls S D skeletons are being found in a gravel pit from which the chicago mil st paul railroad company is obtaining ballast for its extension through western south dakota from the missouri river to the black hills the gravel pit is situated on the eastern end of the ex tension near the town of iacoma oacoma an I 1 but a short distance from the massou ri river in the neighborhood of 50 human skeletons have thus far been unearthed most of them were found at a depth ot from tour to eight feet beneath the surface of the ground and all were buried in either a standing or sitting posture tl e majority of the tons are those of i eople of small stature much below the ordinary or be of hp north american ind ans one skeleton however is thit of a nan who in life must have been fully seven feet in height in close pro fruity to the skeleton of this giant were found implements ol 01 copper and bone these bearg found in each of the graces near that of the giant while in another grave was dincov ered a copper idol about eight inches in length

  1. Emery County Progress, 1907-09-07, Page 5, Find Indian Skeletons

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