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Legends and myths have depicted giants as races of early Hominids that lived in many parts of the world. In modern popular culture the theories of their possible existence has generated worldwide debate based on supposed proof of bones and skeletons found in grave sites throughout the world, but what if giants actually did existed? In the artic north eastern American regions a possible group of these beings may have cohabitated with humans. The Inuit culture tells a legend of a giant race of people who they called the first inhabitants.
The Inuit people called them Tuniit or Sivullirmiut (meaning first Inhabitants) and these giants in the legend, strangely enough were easily scared off and driving away by the Inuit people. Could these giants in their legends be some of the first early encounters of modern men with the Sasquatch species? The Proto-Inuit culture began migrating east from Alaska around AD 1000 and reached the eastern parts of the arctic North American continent around the 13 century. Certain evidence exist which show the Inuit culture had some type of contact with the Norse race (Vikings). Leif Ericson’s single voyage to North America is described in two Viking sagas (The Grænlendinga Saga and The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America) telling of and encounter with monsters that were ugly, hairy, swarthy and with great black eyes. Could the stories related by Vikings who sailed the oceans and encountered Sasquatch like beings on the shores of North America confirm the Inuit legend of a giant race that was larger and stronger?
The possible existence of this giant race may or may not be related to Sasquatch but it does bring in to question the idea of giants may be clues to a species of proto-hominid which may still have remnants of their race living a cautious and adapted life to avoid as much human contact as possible. Based on these legends, historical evidence, human migrations and tool and weapon developments of early men did the Sasquatch species migrated to higher elevations and other places were early humans would not be able to traverse and try to survive the over powering progress of human evolution?
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