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People of One Fire Youtube and Research sites to feature real movies.

People of One Fire Youtube and Research sites to feature real movies.


The first official POOF movie will be on the locations where Eleanor Dare lived and and was buried in the Nacoochee Valley. Being one of the few survivors of the ill-fated Roanoke Colony, Eleanor married the mikko of the Creek town of Hontaowase on the Chattahoochee River near the present day Hardman Farm State Historic Site.  The photograph above is of the stone ruins on the hill, where her house and the town’s temple were located. Below is a fanciful 1653 engraving of the Sun Temple and mikko’s residence.

Here is an update on my continuing technological upgrades.  A little over a year ago, I bought Microsoft software that enabled me to convert MS Powerpoint Slide Shows into videos.   It was advertised as having the capability to insert videos from a camera, but in fact that feature and several advertised bells & whistles do not work, unless one now purchases a quite expensive version of MicroSoft Office . . . which I do not need. Being quite sneaky,  Microsoft stopped support for its Moviemaker software component of the video software, while marketing the new version of Powerpoint. 

Being quite tired of such games being repeatedly played by Microsoft, I switched all of my imaging software to Corel, which is much more consumer friendly.  I now have Corel Paint Shop Pro photo editing software, Corel Photo-Mirage for converting 2D images into animated video and next week will have the new Corel Video-Editing Software that will covert Powerpoint videos into real movies.  I will be able to delete sound track flubs in some of the older Youtube videos, plus insert real video films of archaeological sites I am visiting.  Also, I will finally be able to convert videos I made with my video camera or Nikon camera into Youtube acceptable formats.

I still have officially below poverty level income, but by living a modest lifestyle and avoiding debts, I can be quite comfortable.  In order to pay for improvements to the quality of research reports, I created a special Pay Pal account in which I contribute all of my royalties from book publishers in combination with any donations from the public.  I sold a lot of books last month, so I will be able to pay cash for the Professional Video Editing software.  I realize that Americans these days are into instant gratification, but just bear with me as I steadily upgrade my professional products.    Thank you for all your moral and financial support.  We only have one thing left on the Upgrade Wish List . . . the Virtual Reality Architectural Animation Software.

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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.



    Richard, Very interesting that we have noticed in different places the ancient people were able to move massive stones and they are still standing after so many thousands of years. That type of stone work had to start somewhere…and some of the Very best mega stonework’s are by the Andes (Anti) mountains and Egypt. Apparently they both knew that “fool’s gold” (mica) mining creates a reddish mud that you can lather in between those mega stones and they will fit like a puzzle.

    • The stones at the Apalache Sun Temple site are not terribly large, but those on the terraces at Cerro Gordo were enormous.


        Richard, Yes that was a fantastic find on your part!!! One more mega stepping stone location might be the Lucayans islands stones under the waterline now but that should indicate how old that type of stone works go back in time. In the water was found mega blocks of limestone just like the ancients used in building Mediterranean seaports. This all totals up to a mega stone / sea fairing trade network a long time ago. Thanks for the reply.


    Hi Richard, Just to wish you every success with your movie project It sound really interesting and I shall look forward to seeing it.

    • Thank you! One has to grow and learn . . . or else stagnate.


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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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