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Incredible video No. 3 . . . Ancient voyagers of the Pacific Ocean

Incredible video No. 3 . . .  Ancient voyagers of the Pacific Ocean

Skeletons in the Closet, Episode 2 . . . “Under the Carpet”

In this third segment of the series of beautiful documentary films by Plummtree Productions,  the tour guide, Gabi Plumm, goes back to before the last Ice Age and then comes forward with a fascinating narrative of what is known right now about the early exploration and settlement of the Pacific Basin.  As her primary resources, Ms. Plumm used the scientific studies of geneticists and archaeologists, plus the written archives of China and well known Maori oral literature.

It is an established archaeological fact that Australia was first visited by humans around 80,000 BC, while permanent settlement Down Under began around 50,000 BC.   Plumm presents genetic studies that portray multiple migrations of peoples to the Americas, not just a single run down a temporary land bridge around 12,000 years ago.  It is quite plausible that Asiatic peoples could have arrived by sea to the America’s before and after the existence of a land bridge. Plumm places the arrival of the Pacific Coast tribes around 6,000 BC.

And yet . . . very little of the information that Ms. Plumm  presents to us, appears in the textbooks of New Zealand, the Americas or Europe.  Students are taught another version of anthropology and history.  New Zealand’s government discourages archaeologists from studying ancient stone ruins with ties to the Americas and Bronze Age Ireland.  There are petroglyphs and megaliths in New Zealand, which are very similar to those in the mountains of the State of Georgia and in southwestern Ireland.  There are massive stone edifices, which are similar to the earliest stone structures in Peru.   New Zealand’s archaeologists have also found artifact and Chinese archives that suggest much more recent visits to New Zealand by other peoples, such as the Chinese.

Gabi Plumm graciously has offered to provide the People of One Fire with updated versions of her films.  I wrote back that we have a similar problem here, although it does not have an official government sanction as is the case in New Zealand.  The eyewitness accounts of the Southeast’s indigenous peoples published by highly trustworthy French Protestant intellectuals, René de Laundonnière and the Rev. Charles de Rochefort were ignored by late 20th century academicians when they created their simplistic orthodoxy on the Southeastern United States’ indigenous peoples.  However, in Europe the observations by these two men are taken seriously.

I am certain that you will enjoy this third film as much as I did.   All three films in the series are truly world class works of art.


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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.



    Richards, Thanks for the Great stories. Clearly the standard history we have mostly been taught is contrary to the science that is now known. Catamaran type ships are found on both sides of the America’s and the South’s Native peoples are documented to have had 30-40 foot canoes. Columbus ship log noted a trade ship that had over 200 people onboard in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Why all the world’s governments seem to be in collusion and the Universities are concealing these seafaring (Stone age-bronze age people) or “at least” not making much effort in research to connect the dots continues to be a mystery?

    • Mark, I can’t fathom what political motive would be involved in covering up ancient history . . . but it is happening, nevertheless.



        Hey Richard
        Thanks for finding such a great series of videos. It has given me a lot to think about.

    • Thank you for all you do! I am so busy researching and writing on specific subjects, related to the Muskogean homelands that I don’t have time to review all the literature.


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