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DEEPER AMERICAN MYSTERY

Even as an elephant-like view of Siberian mammoths and European “giant” fossils came finally into focus, the picture in America became suddenly stranger.

In the summer of 1739, a French Canadian military mission stumbled upon something astonishing on the poorly mapped “Ohio Country” frontier. Travelling down the Ohio River on their way south from Montreal to battle the Chickasaw, a fleet of war canoes carrying 123 French soldiers and 319 Native American warriors stopped to make camp in an area that is now part of Kentucky. A group of Native Americans* set out to hunt for meat to feed the army, but returned to camp with unexpected marvels: a gigantic leg bone, teeth, and tusks.

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