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Richard Thornton
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Attended Georgia Institute of Technology
Lives in Dahlonega, Georgia, USA
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Some of the most successful movies and TV series in recent years have been filmed in a rural Georgia town that seemed destined to die four decades ago.
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This could be one of the most important events ever, relating to the study of Southeastern Native American history
The Apalache Foundation received a momentous email from the United Kingdom this morning. Incredibly significant documents, assumed lost for 280 years, have been rediscovered. This achievement was made possible with the assistance of the staff at Clarence House, the residence of HRH Prince ...
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Three years of examining the sites visited by archeologist Robert Wauchope with modern remote sensing technology are producing spectacular results.  There is no doubt about it - the Nacoochee Valley was the cultural Big Apple of the Southeast for over a thousand years.
Native American Brainfood. Archaeological site 9Wh2, immediately southwest of the Kenimer Mound in the beautiful Nacoochee Valley of Northeast Georgia, appears to be the oldest known Chickasaw village site. It was occupied from about 800 BC to around 1700 AD.
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Vincent, don't forget that over 600,000 Southeastern Native Americans were enslaved.  When King George III freed the Native American slaves in 1752,  colonial assemblies in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the Carolinas quickly passed laws that  if a Native American slave was 1/64th African, they were African . . . and therefore slaves.   I can trace my Creek heritage back to a freed Native American slave named Mary in Fredericksburg, VA.  Apparently, she was not part African, because she was able to return to her Pee Dee Creek homeland in South Carolina . . . then married and moved to Creek territory in what is now NE Georgia.   Georgia did not have the 1/64th law at that time, so many mixed Native American-African freemen also moved there. Well, actually until 1752, Georgia didn't have slavery at all.  Great tragedy that things didn't remain that way.
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One of the basic words in Muskogee-Creek was also used by an ancient Bronze Age People in Northwestern Europe.  None of the other Muskogean languages, even Hitchiti-Creek, use that word.
NATIVE AMERICAN BRAINFOOD Keyword: Ouede. There are today eight living Muskogean languages, Alabama, Apalachee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Florida Seminole, Koasati, Miccosukee and Oklahoma Muskogee (Mvskoke). In the past, there were at least seven more Muskogean languages, but they are now extinct.
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Well, thank you my friend.  As you might have guessed, I am working on a book that ties together all the loose ends coming from the Track Rock Terrace Complex, the Apalache Kingdom and all the borrowed words in the Creek languages.
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For over a century this style of shell gorget found from North Georgia to Eastern Missouri was ignored by academicians.  It contains absolute proof of cultural infusions from both South America and the Mayas.  You will find the story fascinating.
This style of gorget is found from North Georgia to eastern Missouri and is commonly labeled by anthropologists, “The Two Hunters” or “The Sacred Fire.” It contains many secrets that were somehow missed in the past. Perhaps no one looked at the art closely, or because what the art portrayed, ...
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The Apalache Foundation received a momentous email from the United Kingdom this morning. Incredibly significant documents, assumed lost for 280 years, have been rediscovered. This achievement was made possible with the assistance of the staff at Clarence House, the residence of HRH Prince ...
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This is a bombshell.  Sequoyah's mother had a West African name.  While his name has no meaning in Cherokee, in Creek it means "slave."
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Hey Carol who brings joy!
Your great grandfather was named after an ethnic group which lives on a section of the Lower Tennessee River,  near Hiwassee  Island, TN and in one section of Upstate South Carolina.  They gave Tennessee its name.
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At the same time the Dare Stones controversy was making headlines around the United States,  the famous archaeologist, Robert Wauchope, was carrying out a comprehensive archaeological survey in the very same valley where most of the stones were found.  Wauchope's role in the appearance of these stone tablets, written in Elizabethan English, along with the many town sites he discovered, has generally been forgotten by subsequent generations of archaeologists.  Wauchope also discovered a stone terrace complex, immediately above the village where the Dare Stones say that Eleanor Dare lived out her life.
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Evidence is accumulating that many of the peoples, who came from other parts of the Americas to the Southeast, were religious or political refugees. The introduction of unusual pottery styles in the Southeast exactly match times of social upheaval in either Peru or Mesoamerica.
Native American Brainfood. The evidence is accumulating that many Pre-Columbian refugees came to Southeastern North America to escape religious and political oppression in addition to the volcanoes and droughts. The monotheistic religion of the Apalache Kingdom was the antithesis of the ...
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Thousands of colonists died in the 1500s and early 1600s of a violent intestinal disease, while the Kingdoms of France, Spain and England were trying to establish colonies in North America. This disease had all the characteristics of cholera.  In the 1800s, millions upon millions of persons around the world died of a strain of cholera that probably began on the South Atlantic Coast of America.
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There is no doubt about it.  Large numbers of several South American ethnic groups migrated into the Southeast at several times in history.  The Swift Creek, Napier and Apalache Cultures of Georgia and the Chiska Culture of Tennessee were definitely of Peruvian origin . . . but blended with the Itza Mayas, who came later.  There is also evidence that Cahokia was founded by Peruvians.  Mississippi appears to be a Peruvian word.
NATIVE AMERICAN BRAIN FOOD. In addition to the multiple migrations from various parts of Mexico that are solidly part of Chitimacha, Apalachee, Alabama, Creek, Seminole and Miccosukee traditions, the evidence has become overwhelming that there were cultural and population exchanges between ...
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