Incredible Video: New Zealand geneticists prove same “red haired giants” lived in New Zealand and Peru
This scientific documentary was produced for New Zealand Public Television. It is not sensationalized drivel like you often see on American documentaries. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous. This program is a MUST SEE and highly entertaining. Note in the photo above that the indigenous people of New Zealand were cultivating terrace complexes long before the Maori arrived. Early white settlers mistakenly assumed that this was the first place the Maori lived and therefore gave it the name, Maori Pa.
The tall red haired, blued eyed Caucasians lived in New Zealand before the arrival of the Maori Polynesians and were the primary allies of the Spanish, when they invaded the Inca Empire. They were Indo-Europeans who originated in the same area of western Asia as the ancestor of the Peruvian chicken. They became a clan among the Maori and their descendants live in New Zealand today. The Red-haired Maori, as their are called by white New Zealanders carry the same genes as the Paracus People in Peru, who built the fieldstone effigies on the Nazca Plain. They did not build the Nazca Lines. By the time of the arrival of Pizzaro’s Conquistadors, the red haired Caucasians were called Chachapoya. They had created a high civilization in the Upper Amazon Basin.
The genetic discovery was made possible by the discovery of the Chaucilla Paracas Cemetery. DNA samples were obtained from Paracus mummies and compared to contemporary Red Maori and some early skeletons of Red Maori.
This information is directly relevant to Muskogeans. If you recall, the original name of the elite families of the proto-Creeks was Paracusi-ti, which means Paracus People. The high kings were up to seven feet tall. Over all the Paracusa and Chapapoyas were not true giants, but averaged about the height of the Creek People today.
The red haired indigenous people of New Zealand built terrace complexes long before the arrival of the Polynesians. Apparently, they also introduced this type of agriculture to Peru. So . . . the Polynesians did not found the Andean Civilizations, but Indo-European people, who later lived in the South Pacific did play a major role in Native American cultural development. The population movement was for the red haired people from South America westward, not Polynesians moving eastward. The descendants of the Paracus in the Southeast became the Wind Clan of the Creek People.
Notice the “pa” in the name Maori Pa. It has the same meaning as “pa” in Chontal Maya and Hitchiti Creek. The equivalent in Mvskoke-Creek is “fa.” Obviously, the next step is to take samples of Creek DNA and compare them to Chachapoya and Red Maori DNA.
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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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