Six feet tall some 7 feet
Long distance runners
Straight teeth cavities rare
Malignant diseases none
Women gave birth with ease
The Sacred Foods
Animal foods rich in fat
North American Hunter-Gatherers
Text, 'Six feet tall some 7 feet' from:
"In 1830, Catlin said it was rare to find a male of the Cheyenne tribe under six feet tall.
Among the Osage people in the Kansas area, few were less than six feet tall, some of them were
seven feet tall."
Text, 'Long distance runners' from:
"The early explorers consistently described the native Americans as tall and well formed.
Of the Indians of Texas, the explorer Cabeza de Vaca wrote, "The men could run after a
deer for an entire day without resting and without apparent fatigue."
Text, 'Straight teeth cavities rare' from:
"That the hunter-gatherer was healthy there is no doubt. Weston Price noted an almost
complete absence of tooth decay and dental deformities among native Americans who lived as
their ancestors did"
Text, 'Malignant diseases none' from:
"Price interviewed the beloved Dr. Romig in Alaska who stated "that in his thirty-six years
of contact with these people he had never seen a case of malignant disease among the truly
primitive Eskimos and Indians, although it frequently occurs when they become modernized."
Text, 'Women gave birth with ease' from:
"Skeletal remains of the Indians of Vancouver that Price studied were
similar, showing a virtual absence of tooth decay, arthritis and any other kind of bone deformity.
TB was nonexistent among Indians who ate as their ancestors had done, and the women gave birth with ease."
Text, 'The Sacred Foods, animal foods rich in fat' from:
"All of the foods considered important for reproduction and all of the foods considered
sacred were animal foods, rich in fat."
Music zero-project-01-Land-of-legends.mp3 from: jamendo.com/en/album/78477
Buffalo video from: flickr.com/photos/bryanto/2796150387/
Sunset image from: flickr.com/photos/earlycj5/4052061478/
All other images painted by George Catlin 1830's
smilFile by Jose Ramirez 2011