New Facebook site will focus on Uchee and Apalache ancestry
The cultural histories of the Uchee and Apalache Peoples in the Southeast, the Panoan peoples in Peru, the Maori People in New Zealand, some of the royal families of Hawaii and several tribes on the Northwest Pacific coast of Canada and the United States suggest complex origins from several regions of the world. There are many unsolved mysteries. Dr. Ray Burden, recently retired from the University of Tennessee, and his daughter Lani Burden, are setting up a Facebook site, where contributors can provide information on their DNA profiles and family histories which will hopefully provide more scientific information on questions that heretofore have been largely ignored by academia.
Burden is of mixed Uchee, Creek and Northwest European descent from Northeast Georgia. He recently was astonished when a scientific genetic study of his DNA revealed Sami, Basque and Panoan DNA testmarkers.
Uchee descendants in Georgia and South Carolina are showing up with Sami (Lapp) and Basque DNA test markers. The most sacred symbol of the Uchee and Creeks (Sacred Fire) was also the most sacred symbol of Bronze Age peoples of northern Europe. Highland Apalache descendants from North Georgia are showing up with Panoan DNA test markers. The Muskogee Creek and Savannah River Uchee word for water is the same as was used by the aboriginal (Pre-Gaelic) peoples of Ireland, Scotland and the Atlantic Coast of France. The exact same glyph for Great Sun or High King was used by the Bronze Age peoples of Southern Sweden, the ancestors of the Creek Indians in the Southeastern United States and by the Mayas. The Muskogee Creek word for people or clan, ke, is also used by some Southern Arawak tribes in South America and by several branches of the Polynesians. The Moari, Panoans of South America, the Itza Mayas and the Itsate (Hitchiti) Creeks of the Southeast all use the same suffix for “place of” . . . pa. The Cherokees use their version of “ke” . . . gi . . . for “people or tribe.” However, the Cherokee Bird Clan (Ani-Chisqua) is obviously descended from the Chiska peoples of Northeast Tennessee, who were obviously a colony of the Chiska people of Peru. Chiska means “bird” in Panoan.
This is a complex puzzle that will probably take years of research to fully explain. When the new web site is up and going, People of One Fire readers will be notified.
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