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:
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