News Flash! Original copy of “The Migration Legend of the Creek People” Rediscovered
The Apalache Foundation received a momentous email from the United Kingdom this morning. Incredibly significant documents, assumed lost for 280 years, have been rediscovered. This achievement was made possible with the assistance of the staff at Clarence House, the residence of HRH Prince Charles.
The original documents sent by Governor James Edward Oglethorpe to King George I in June 1735 that describe a meeting with the leaders of the Creek Confederacy in Savannah, have been found near London. The meeting established formal diplomatic and trade relations between Great Britain and the Creeks, but its significance is much, much more. Governor Oglethorpe was presented with a bison calf velum that narrated the migration legend of the Kashita . . . written in the Apalache writing system. The velum was read by Mikko Chikilili of Palachikola and translated to the assembled leaders of Georgia by Mary Musgrove.
Governor Oglethorpe informed the King that the Creeks were very different than any other tribe encountered in North America. He said that they were the descendants of a great civilization and should be treated as equals in all things by the British government. As proof that the Creeks were truly civilized, Oglethorpe sent the king a sample of their writing system with an English translation. It was a complete writing system that could convey past, present and future tenses. The English translation is eight pages long.
Contemporary anthropologists have refused to classify the Muskogean mound builders as civilized because “they were illiterate.” All history books state that Native Americans were illiterate until Sequoyah invented the Cherokee syllabary. These documents will prove them the wrong.
The documents are currently being photographed in England in order to produce high resolution images for researchers in the Apalache Foundation. More articles on this discovery will follow.
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