Published on Feb 19, 2012
Dennis Stanford, Head of the Archaeology Division, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution There are many other sites in the Americas showing pre-Indian peoples in the Americas. Indian tribes have legends of tall peoples living in the Americas in ancient times, before the Indians themselves. For example, the Paiute of Nevada have a legend of “exterminating” a light skinned red haired tribe who spoke a different language than themselves. In this area, red haired Caucasoid mummies have been found in caves, dated by archaeologists to over 9000 years old.