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A Comprehensive Article on the Uchee (Yuchi) People

A Comprehensive Article on the Uchee (Yuchi) People

 

For the past year I have tried to insert eyewitness accounts into the Wikipedia article on the “Yuchi People” by Thomas Christie, Colonial Secretary of Georgia,  the Rev. Charles Wesley,  Georgia’s first agent to the Indians in the colony and George Von Reck, a German nobleman and artist, who lived among the Uchee.   Much of the existing article is patently false.  It is merely speculations by late 19th century academicians, who never met a Uchee in their lives.  The first time, the changes were deleted in about two minutes.  The second time, they were deleted before I could even leave Wikipedia.  This past week the same changes with full references were deleted approximately two seconds after I entered them.

I also tried to correct the article on Mary Musgrove.  At the beginning it states that she was a Yamacraw Indian.  It then later states that she was born in the Creek town of Coweta in Alabama.   The capital town Coweta was near Macon until the 1740s.  It moved to where Downtown Columbus is today.   There was a satellite village of Coweta on the Alabama side, but it moved downstream when the big town relocated to Columbus.  Well, it didn’t matter,  I tried to change the word Yamacraw to Creek and it was instantly deleted.

In 2012,  all references to Etowah Mounds and the many other famous archaeological sites in Bartow County, Georgia were deleted along with any other references to the Creeks in Wikipedia county and city history articles in North Georgia.  I have given up trying to correct that travesty.  An 81 year old self-styled “Purple Gatekeeper” in rural England instantly deletes any insertions I make on Bartow County.  Yes, really!

So if you want to get the full story on the Uchee People, you will have to go to The America’s Revealed.  The URL of the article is:

America’s Revealed article on the Uchee

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

13 Comments

  1. jamesrhodes666@msn.com'

    I can’t seem to post a comment on the URL at the other site; but, it is “understandable” how dominant culture “historians” have a negative view of you! Many of your readers may be like myself: maternal & fraternal lines came out of the UK, arrived here and married Creek women. How many mainstream historians neglect the fact that the most famous Creek war chiefs had IRISH and SCOTTISH names!? Keep up the outstanding work…

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    • I have fixed the link to the America’s Revealed article on the Uchee. For unknown reasons, the original link was correct, but redirected the reader back to this article.

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  2. Reillyranch@aol.com'

    That is unfortunate. It is the modern day equivalent to book burning. Luckily facts are stubborn things and with your help the truth will told. What are they afraid of anyway.

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  3. markveale@hotmail.com'

    Richard, Another Good article. The “same old same old” from these university types. The DNA… when the Nations decide to release them will change the history books. In one of the reports by De Biedma [agent of the Spanish King] he states the Ocmulgee was then called Alta-pa-ha in 1540. This seems to be a connection to the city called Yu-pa-ha (Most likely a Uchee (Yuchi) city). The ancient people that lived by the Savanna noted as making step pyramids and kivas must be connected to the people of Peru and the Chaco culture of N.M./West Mexico.

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  4. tidewriter@aol.com'

    As always, thank you, Richard, for all you do to keep the truth alive. God bless.

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    • edward.triple@hotmail.com'

      Yup… that’s a quick must read.

      Anything that registers an electrical field also has a magnetic field component and vice versa. It should come as no surprise that electrical phenomenon experienced at these sites may have led to the erection of stone rings and other sacred structures. Later in Christian times they often built churchs on top of these same sites to continue the tradition. Hope your ridge isn’t one of them.

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      • Oops! There is a stone ring and petrglyphic boulder in back of my house. I am about mile due east of the Alec Mountain Stone Oval!

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  5. meeksje@chikamakaband.com'

    I am not one bit surprised that you aren’t able to update a WIKI article.
    They are not interested in Truth….or allowing anyone to change their stuff.
    I don’t even post there anymore. I just put a link from my tribal pages to our site.

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  6. edward.triple@hotmail.com'

    Only slightly off topic but another ‘must read’ for you. Google > fat boys magnetism magic.

    The article is about Olmec/Mayan magnetic ‘fat boy’ sculptures and includes an artifact hypothesised to be the first known use of a magnetic compass by the ‘Olmecs’ (or anyone) circa 400bc… in other words way before the Chinese. Good links to scholarly articles included… don’t miss the sciencenews.org April 22 2019 one.

    Just a thought… the best and cheapest electric/magnetic field detector you can get is a simple compass. If the needle deflects while on your desk it’s time to follow the dogs upstairs. You can also check out the local magnetic field and area hazards. Since lightning strikes can impart a magnetic field to rocks you should be able to find any potential ‘hot spots’ around your house. You might also want to check out that petroglyphic boulder at the same time… those skinny arms remind me of those San Lorenzo ‘fat boys’.

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    • Sometimes compasses swing wildly at the top of the Track Rock ruins. Other times they don’t. I really don’t know what is going on.

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      • edward.triple@hotmail.com'

        Any deviation from the geomagnetic N/S local norm is indicative of an electromagnetic current flow. It’s coming up from the ground Richard. When the charge differential is great enough between the lower cloud (+) charge and the (-) ground charge lightning will be triggered. Next time you go please take a compass with you.

        If you have a rhyolitic ash and rock in the area it is volcanic and an intrusive feature that initially rose from just above the asthenosphere about 200km beneath you. If it’s conductivity is higher than what surrounds it then the current will follow that path. Could be a rhyolitic plug with higher than average iron content but could also be a fault or even a Vien of metal precipitated out of water arising from deep beneath either feature.

        Get out of there if it looks like rain is on the way OK? (Earth Science undergrad for what it’s worth… unfortunately that’s not too much considering just the ignorance still out there on the origin of kimberlite pipes lol!)

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        • The Soque River Basin was originally a caldera. Our bedrock is rhyolite, andesite and pumice. However, there are some basalt rocks, PLUS YOUNG scoria and pumice lava bombs in my topsoil. The topsoil is underlain in several parts of my property by sand – volcanic ash. I think that I have identified the two dormant volcanoes. One is Chimney Mountain, which had smoke coming out of it until the late 1800s. In the Nacoochee Valley below me, geologists have identified a layer of almost pure gold, just above the bedrock. It causes very strange effects on gravity waves. Based on the advice of a lightning expert, the dogs and I go upstairs during an electrical storm.

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