The Giant Queho's Lost Gold

This is the story of Queho, an old west legend that contains lawmen, Indians, murderers, posses, dry-gulching, a bandit, and a cave with human remains. All of this is only made more fascinating however due to it’s paranormal undertones. The story of Queho is a local one that doesn’t often travel far from home. Although at one point it did receive some exposure in 1958 in Bill Burred’s Treasure television series  

Queho had double rows of teeth and exhibited many traits of “giants” spoken about around the time of Spanish contact including being rather tall. If you’re thinking this sounds like the Nephilim from the Bible, you are correct. In fact it is an exact description. Furthermore, the life of Queho follows very closely the life of another “giant” of the southwest, Ho’ok. The story of Ho’ok, comes from the Gila River Tribe not to far to the south, just outside of Phoenix, AZ. You can read the article here. 

The story of Queho is very much fact. We know this because Queho has a grave and a headstone, and before he was interned his bones were driven around Las Vegas by the Elks Club during the annual Helldorado parade. Furthermore he is known as “The first mass murder of Nevada” and “The mad Indian.” If all of that isn’t enough evidence, in March of 1919 the bounty on his head was raised from $1,000 to $3,000. However some people still liken the story of Queho to that of lost gold mines and old west legends. Perhaps the story is just a bit too strange to be believed as is. Perhaps it’s easier to relegate it to fiction than to believe that a exceptionally tall Indian half-breed with double rows of teeth wandered the tri-state area of Nevada, Arizona, and California murdering people while living in hidden caves.

Parts of this Article originally appeared on the Phoenix Enigma

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1 comment:

  1. So cool!! More giant legends please!! I often wonder about the coneheads in s america, never heard any legends about those