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Ancient petroglyph reveals actual builders of Track Rock Terrace Complex

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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.

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  1. The People of One Fire began as research being shared between Native American researchers in 2006. For most of the time since then newsletters were sent directly to the membership and we maintained an independent web site for educators and researchers. However, when our research into the Maya immigration into the Southeast received international publicity, our website and my computer came under increasing attack by a swarm of hackers, sympathetic to the Eastern Band of Cherokees, intent on shutting down our web site and distribution of research reports. It got so bad by 2014, that any time that I sent out a newsletter, AOL would shut off my internet service for several days, accusing ME of being a spammer. I had been with AOL since 2000, so eventually AOL would renew service. We shifted to WordPress to eliminate the hacker attacks. It worked.

    Caucasian members of the occult are enthralled with the North Carolina Cherokees because conjuring of demons and supposed casting of “spells” are currently endemic on the reservation. Of course, these sorts of activities are delusional, but obsession with such things makes participants behave in irrational manners.

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