Picture of a partial display in the Nevada State Museum about the Red-Haired Cannibal Giants called Saiduka of Northern Nevada & South Central Oregon

Display at the Nevada State Museum about the Saiduka Red-Haired Giants of Northern Nevada and South Central Oregon

Display at the Nevada State Museum about the Saiduka Red-Haired Giants of Northern Nevada and South Central Oregon

If you have difficulty reading the image text, part of this Carson City Nevada State museum display states the following:

Redheaded, giant cannibals preying upon hapless Northern Paiutes form the basis of traditional stories told from west central Nevada to south central Oregon.  Saiduka (“under tules”) were marsh inhabitants that kidnapped, killed, and sometimes, ate the Paiutes.  Attempts to live in harmony with such neighbors were difficult under the best of circumstances, and the Paiutes ultimately drove them from the region or exterminated them.

 

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~ by zamzummim on October 7, 2013.

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