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Marilyn Rae

Marilyn Rae is a writer whose poetry has been published in many journals over the years. She is also an experienced editor, and was, for several years, Editor-in-Chief of the well-regarded poetry journal, Romantics Quarterly. Holding a degree cum laude in Spanish Language and Literature from Boston University, Marilyn is also a translator and the author of St. John of the Cross: Selected Poems. In addition, Marilyn is an artist and a composer whose work has been performed in the United States and in Great Britain.

Marilyn has had a lifelong interest in History, and became more deeply involved in researching Native American History while looking for answers to puzzles in her own family’s background.

Articles by Marilyn Rae:

Books from Marilyn Rae and Richard Thornton

  • Nodoroc and the Bohurons
    Nodoroc and the Bohurons contains excerpts from J.G.N. Wilson’s famous book, The Early History of Jackson County Georgia, and chapters include Nodoroc, The Wog, the Bohurons and Yamacutah, the mysterious site where the Great Spirit once walked.Nodoroc and the Bohurons is the fascinating history of the Native Americans, European settlers and strange creatures, who lived in northeastern Georgia during the late 1700s.
  • The Apalache Chronicles
    In 1653 an English gentlemen from Barbados made a remarkable journey through the mountains of what is now the states of Georgia and North Carolina. In 1658 an even more remarkable French Huguenot minister included the descriptions of that journey in a voluminous book on the people, flora and fauna of the Caribbean Basin. This book was very popular in the late 1600s, and forgotten in the 1700s. American scholars have disdained it as a fantasy novel, because it described stone temples and shrines on the mountaintops of Georgia, plus large Native towns on the mountainsides and in the valleys.
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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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