Plains Indians were tallest

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In Vanessa Hudgens as Quileute Werewolf?! someone claimed that Native people are taller than average. Curious, I did some investigating and came up with this:

Standing Tall:  Plains Indians Enjoyed Height, Health AdvantageEquestrian Indian tribes on the American Plains in the late 1800s were the tallest people in the world, suggesting that they were surprisingly well-nourished given disease and their lifestyle, a new study found.

These results contradict the modern image of American Indians as being sickly victims succumbing to European disease, said Richard Steckel, co-author of the study and professor of economics and anthropology at Ohio State University.

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