Myth Busted

Cutting Ancient Americans Down to Size -- Among those interested in prehistory -- and presumably that's everyone reading this -- there is the knowledge that the average ancient Indian of the Ohio River Valley was rather taller than most of us today. Maybe even much taller. Myth. Myth. Myth. It turns out, if you were to meet a prehistoric American walking down t...
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McKees Rocks Indian Mound6

Indian Skeletons Taken From Mound in 1896 Are Getting Packed to Leave Museum, and Head Back Home It's about to happen. Maybe next year. Maybe the year after. Jay Toth, tribal archaeologist for the Seneca Nation, will sort through bones at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History next week to begin the process of returning them to McKees Rocks. "I can't believe it! I...
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Historical Hairdos

  True or False Chief Pontiac, who is associated with the only attack on Fort Pitt, had a pompadour like Elvis Presley. Elvis' great-great-great-grandmother, Morning White Dove,  was a full-blooded Cherokee. Elvis impersonators are common today in Ottawa Indian territory, and French colonists first called the native inh...
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