Alphabet labeled “Creek” appears to be Uchee or Bronze Age letters
In an article published on December 18, 2016 in the People of One Fire, we presented a mysterious document on the web that was labeled “Creek writing found in Georgia.” It did not seem to match the 1735 description of the Apalache-Creek writing system, which British scholars described as “peculiar red and white characters, unlike any known writing system in the world.” Since the Apalache were vassals of the Itsate for several hundred years, their writing system is more likely to have resembled Post Classic Itza Maya script.
The image presented may be reversed. However, several Bronze Age writing systems did write from right to left and left to write in alternating lines. Without knowing what language the letters represent, it is difficult to extrapolate more factual information from the document.
Analysis by several People of One Fire readers suggests that this alphabet most closely matches a writing system, used during the Bronze Age in Southwestern Iberia and on the Atlantic Coast of France. This alphabet evolved from the earliest Phoenician alphabet, but has more letters than Phoenician.
The Uchee claim to have come from the “Home of the Sun” and crossed the Atlantic to land in the region near the Savannah and Ogeechee Rivers in Georgia. Therefore, this writing system is most likely associated with the Uchees, not the Highland Apalache or their descendant, the Creek Indians.
Below are the same letters as above, but reversed.
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