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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Stills - Numbers

When I saw what the theme was immediately I thought of this picture below taken May 18th at the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery in Spirit Lake,IA. Fishing like many places is huge here as well and this area is known as the Iowa Great Lakes. The numbers on the board are fairly impressive. It's fun place with history that goes back for the white man to the time of the Spirit Lake Massacre that took place between March 8–12, 1857. No picture but there were up to 40 killed.
 
One of the players in that was a fellow named Inkpaduta. He was also involved down in my neck of the woods in a fight with Winnebago trappers in 1854. The Winnebago's lost. 10 dead 16 wounded.

Did you know it was common for Sioux men to reach 7 feet tall. Is this important? Not really but this is about numbers and there are just 2 more.

Inkpaduta was feared because he had 2 sets of teeth and some of the people he killed was 6 miles away probably less from the hatchery..

See what the others posted today here.

12 comments:

  1. The average height of the Osage was 7 ft also. I was at Ft. Osage, this week, and found that little tid bit interesting too!

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    1. TMoon - do you remember Larry Holmes the heavy weight boxing champion?

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  2. I know who he is, but that's about it.

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    1. Larry in the ring before the fight would literally be quivering and not because he was scared. He has very distinct West African features. It is said the Asantehene could field generations ago 250,000 troops and I always envisioned they are all like Larry and have think similarly of the Sioux using Inkpaduta as the example. When you see a 7 footer you know it. These warriors must have been a very scary bunch.

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    2. Thinkin that the early settlers were only 5'6"/5'8", somewhere around there. And, remember reading that Jefferson had heard of "giants out west" from early explorers (before Louis & Clark). They had to have been terrified of them.

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  3. What a cool post!

    You did good!


    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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    1. And that from a history buff. Thanks Linda!

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  4. How cool, not just numbers, but history as well.

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    1. Thanks Crystal for the visit. You have quite a place up in Canada.

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  5. Well done that's a lot of numbers in one place.

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