A Skeleton 8 or 10 Ft in Height
The recent high waters in East Tennessee has unearthed Indian bones in many places, and the Kingston Tennesseean thus speaks of discoveries in Roane County: “On Long Island, a skeleton was exposed which was adjudged to have been a brave of some eight or ten feet in height, which throws Captain M’Elwee’s mound-builder quite in the shade. In Colonel Center’s bottom, a short distance from town, where formerly stood an Indian mound, numerous skeletons were also exposed, near which were found many articles common among Indians, such as stone hatchets, rude unshapen beads made out of pebbles, flint arrowheads, pipes, portions of earthen vessels, etc., which, according to tradition, it was customary to bury with their dead for use when they reached the happy hunting ground. Mr. J. M. Denning has gathered a number of the reminiscences of the past, visitors to view. Tennessee, Roane County, 1800’s.”
- Tennessee, Roane County, 1800’s.