Footnote: The Maya Migration Legend begins on ice!
I have been doing research, trying to find out who the “tall skinny giants” that were the ancestors of the Upper Creeks and also founded Teotihuacan and Cholula. In the process, I came upon some interesting information.
Of course, only a province in north-central Yucatan called themselves Maiam (Lakes-Place of) until the Spanish called all the indigenous peoples in extreme southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras “Mayas,” but a Mexican anthropological paper had some very interesting information. The Migration Legend of the collective peoples, called “Maya,” begins on ice. They were living in a land, covered in ice, but were driven out of their homeland by giants. They then migrated due south until they reached a great body of water and crossed it on canoes then came to a land, where there was never any snow . . . except on the tops of high mountains. This suggests that their ancestors originated from that region in Northwestern Siberia, which had no ice cap during the Ice Age then migrated across the Arctic Region and then southward across eastern North America.
In 2018, Danish and German geneticists determined that the ancestors of American Indians originated in that ice free zone and became separated from the ancestors of modern Siberians around 25,000 years ago. The European scientists assumed that the Proto-American Indians then migrated eastward several thousand miles to the Bering Strait without having any carnal knowledge of the Siberians living in the region. That seems implausible. It makes more sense that Proto-American Indians took the Polar Circle route, just like passenger jets do today. Flights from New York to Hong Kong fly over Canada! It’s just a theory from a former goat herder, but I have never believed that all the indigenous peoples came across the Bering Straight . . . especially now that we know that there was no route into the heart of North America, during the brief period when there was an ice-free land bridge between Siberia and Alaska. Keep in mind that the North Pole has migrated a lot during the ages. It is moving toward eastern Siberia at a rather rapid rate right now! PS – The Algonquians share several basic words with the Gaels of Ireland and Scotland. They must have been connected in the past. In fact, I suspect that relatives of the Algonquians were the indigenous people of Ireland and western England . . . the original builders of Stonehenge. There were stonehenges in Canada 500 years before they appeared in the British Isles.
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