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People of One Fire acquires PhotoMirage software to animate photos

People of One Fire acquires PhotoMirage software to animate photos


Your donations have made possible the acquisition of the new PhotoMirage Software from Corel.   It will enable me to bring single photos and virtual reality images to life.   This is not the same as the Atlantis software, which converts entire CADD computer models of towns into animated films, but is much less expensive.   PhotoMirage will be used to create short animated documentaries on YouTube, Google and our own website.

Here is a promotional video for PhotoMirage:


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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.




    We have a home close to an old Creek Indian Village on the Flint River I’ve put in a conservation easement. From the research I’ve done, the Creeks don’t get near the coverage as the plains Indians, and I’d like to do my part to educate our family, friends and guests. We’d like to dedicate a wall in our home to illustrate the history of the Creeks through paintings, prints and maps. Surprisingly, there is very little on the internet I’ve been able to locate. Would you please guide us in the right direction?

    Thank you,

    • Hey Stan

      There are hundreds of virtual reality images of Creek towns and villages on this website.

      Richard Thornton


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The Information World is changing!

People of One Fire needs your help to evolve with it.

We are now celebrating the 11th year of the People of One Fire. In that time, we have seen a radical change in the way people receive information. The magazine industry has almost died. Printed newspapers are on life support. Ezines, such as POOF, replaced printed books as the primary means to present new knowledge. Now the media is shifting to videos, animated films of ancient towns, Youtube and three dimensional holograph images.

During the past six years, a privately owned business has generously subsidized my research as I virtually traveled along the coast lines and rivers of the Southeast. That will end in December 2017. I desperately need to find a means to keep our research self-supporting with advertising from a broader range of viewers. Creation of animated architectural history films for POOF and a People of One Fire Youtube Channel appears to be the way. To do this I will need to acquire state-of-art software and video hardware, which I can not afford with my very limited income. Several of you know personally that I live a very modest lifestyle. If you can help with this endeavor, it will be greatly appreciated.

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