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Dr. Troglodyte Wrote:
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> Hello Aine; you wrote: “Personally I'd think
> it would be pretty darn cool if a race of 7 foot
> tall Native Americans existed.”

>
> While largely unsubstantiated, various accounts
> regarding the native Texas coastal people known as
> the Karankawa were reported to be from
> “[url=http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/met
> apth29754/m1/56/]about five feet and ten
> inches[/url]” to
> “[url=https://books.google.com/books?id=8-n1RXaZ
> r9YC&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=karankawa+Noah+Smithwich&
> source=bl&ots=x7KhM92CKN&sig=n54pMHNyJaqaKNSPSTm7k
> HtWU9g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAjgKahUKEwiE-6K-iPX
> IAhWFGT4KHb-JAyY#v=onepage&q=karankawa%20six%20fee
> t&f=false]six feet in height[/url]”, to the more
> braggadocios descriptions of
> “[url=http://warriorsofthelonestar.blogspot.com/
> 2011/11/what-heck-happened-to-karankawas.html] a
> staggering 6 to 7 feet tall[/url]”.
>
> While undoubtedly “tall” to the relatively
> diminutive stature of the early European
> explorers, verifiable, tangible evidence of
> ‘seven feet’ has thus far proven elusive.
>
>
>
> Dr. Troglodyte

Exactly, Dr. T. Even now, the global average height for men is 5'7". Global, not American, Brit, etc. There's a clearly defined distribution for height. Anyone much over 6' would be gigantic and even today big and tall is 6'2", which is +2 standard deviations.

My ex husband is 6'3" and he's the shortest of the men in his family. I always felt very tiny!

The problem here is lack of tangible, verifiable evidence -- skeletons and bones. Which brings me to another question. Are these reports about males only? Even mythical giants have sexual dimorphism, I assume.

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