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Proof that Yonah Mountain and Walasi-yi Gap were named by white people

Proof that Yonah Mountain and Walasi-yi Gap were named by white people


Why do the heathen rage?

When four years ago, I published an article that mentioned the fact that Yahoola Creek near Dahlonega, GA was a Creek word . . . the official title of the leader of Sacred Black Drink ceremonies . . . there was outrage among the self-described Cherokees of that region.  Two blond, gray-eyed “Cherokees,” originally from Tennessee, showed up at my cabin and threatened to do me physical harm.  A local Cherokee tribe composed of descendants of a white man from South Carolina, who two centuries ago married a woman, who was a most 1/32nd Cherokee, but more likely Sephardic Jewish, threatened to sue me.   Then they began the same type of satanic activities that are self-destructing the Cherokees in North Carolina . . . casting spells and conjuring demons at the same time as using such high tech things as ultrasonic dog attraction devices and electro-magnetic pulse beams.

Periodically, one of the local self-described Cherokees would get drunk late at night then send me expletive filled emails. Somehow, in his sick mind, he equated being able to read a Muskogee-Creek dictionary to being a Librul Marxist and pervert.

 A bleach blond female blimp, who was both a self-described Cherokee and an admirer of Adolf Hitler, would drive her car along side mine and scream profanities.  I understood very little of her raging words.  She had one of those East Tennessee, Kentucky or West Virginia mountain accents that sounds like the speaker’s mouth is filled with chewing tobacco.   Her pickup was plastered with Cherokee, Christian gun rights and white supremacist slogans, plus there were several traditional German NAZI symbols.  You go figure.  If one is really Cherokee, one is not Caucasian.

When it really got weird was when the degenerate descendants of the Appalachian Moonshine Culture decided that being Creek Indian made me a Yankee. Grannies!  I was born in the Okeefenokee Swamp.  All my gg-grandfathers fought in the Confederate Army.  From then on, they began parading their Confederate flag clad pickups in my face as if I was some easily frightened civil rights lawyer from New York City.

Apparently, all the rats in my previous hovel were being attracted by an ultrasonic device.  I purchased an ultrasonic detection device to pinpoint locations of the ultrasonic dog attractors and poisoned dog bait.  However, I picked up another ultrasound in the cabin, which at the time I assumed was background noise, but it is not present in this residence.

Jesus didn’t write the phony history in Southeastern textbooks

At any rate, the maps speak for themselves.  Yonah Mountain and Walasi-yi Gap had Creek Indian names until after the area was occupied by white settlers . . . mostly from North Carolina and South Carolina

Do some etymological research yourself and it will become immediately obvious that these names were assigned by whites, who were using a dictionary from a dialect of Cherokee only spoken in certain parts of North Carolina. The Cherokee, spoken today in Oklahoma, was the language spoken by Cherokees, who left Georgia on the Trail of Tears. The person or persons, who assigned the names, Yonah and Walasi-yi actually knew very little about the Cherokee language.  The primary Cherokee word for bear in Oklahoma is alisokaládi. Yona is their word for a grizzly bear.  The primary Cherokee word for frog is walosi not walasi.  The Native American village of Frogtown was in present day Lumpkin County, GA and was located on Yahoola Creek.  Yahoola is a Creek word!   There are NO frogs at Walasi-yi Gap.  It is on a dry slope of Blood Mountain.  




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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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        i went to fort thompson south dakota for the dakota 38 ride. on the way a dakota friend of mine told me about a visit to north carolina to visit another friend from the cherokee rez . in this friends account his grandfather tells him of a story about two known cherokee warriors who were out an about around the time of the wood bison in the southeast. they came into a clearing and saw a herd . and from a tree line out comes a hunting party of people theyd never seen before. the hunting party had dropped several wood bison and set about the business of skinning and cutting up the meat. they looked up from what they were doing and noticed the two cherokee men in some brush watching them. they lowered their heads and went back to work . the cherokee men escribed them as ” ferocious looking” and not from around there as theyd never seen people like that before . i said ” seth it sounds like our people ” he responded ” it was our people”


        not sure it posted . but basically it was an account of two cherokee men who had witnessed a dakota hunting party that had been tracking some wood bison right into the carolina areas . and their astonishment at what they saw . the man that told me this story heard it from a friend in asheville nc. i said ” seth that sounds like our people ” he responded ” it was “

        • Well, you know that the Lakota originally lived in the Midwest and the Cherokees lived east of Lake Erie. So the story makes a lot of sense. There were very few Wood Buffalo, if any, in Western North Carolina . . . but originally many elk in Western North Carolina. The largest buffalo herds were in the Blue Grass region of Kentucky, Northeast Georgia, south of the mountains and in south-central Alabama. My guess is that this incident occurred in the Blue Grass region of Kentucky. The Cherokees used to hunt there and it is certainly plausible that Lakota would come down the Mississippi River from Minnesota to hunt in the fall.


    OKAY, I am forced to dust off my bag of (maybe offensive, hopefully not as the truth hurts) ethnic humor: Question-what do you call a white guy who wants to be an Indian? Answer-CHEROKEE…


      I used to laugh at that, but I’m the white cousin of probably half the registered Cherokee who were displaced. I didn’t think I was even vaguely related to any Cherokee, but it seems that a quarter of my cousins back then intermarried. Given that there were only about 10 white families of any size where they were, and they intermarried so much in the first generation that you wouldn’t really want to do much more of that (I’m descended from one of the patriarchs three times!!!!), I can see why.

      I can’t say I’m fractionally Indian myself (beyond what a DNA test suggests—and if I am, I can’t say what kind!) though I can say there’s a Jew back there with more genetic confidence. :). But I can say that I’m distantly related by blood or marriage to about half the early American leaders: Washington (second cousin), Jefferson (first cousin), Madison (third cousin), Truman’s second wife (cousin), Pocahontas twice by marriage, Ben Franklin (first cousin), Robert E Lee’s wife, Jefferson Davis’s mother’s relative by marriage, a Pilgrim, and a bazillion more.

      It’s not because I’m special. Most of my family has just been here for 400 years. So I’m related to most other white people whose ancestors got here 300+ years ago.

      I’m probably cousins to most of them: 🙂

      People used to be ashamed of their Indian connections and tried to hide it at all costs. An extreme racial insecurity can translate into racial nuttiness.


    There are no early Sephardic Jewish settlers. The early ones were Ashkenazi. They had no African components at all, much less subSaharan.

    There WAS an incredibly high amount of intermarriage between the Tennessee Cherokee and white settlers, however. One of my cousins hid her half Cherokee husband in the hills for two years after the Indian Removal Act—and the whole town knew it. 1/32 here, 1/64 there, 1/128 over there…it adds up but is still small.

    But you’re probably thinking of the Mulungeons. They are from a totally different county, and they turned out to be not Indian, Jewish, Carthaginian, or Moors but in fact just plain black mixed with white through a genetic bottleneck that gave some unexpected looking results. Pretending to be Jewish Cherokee Princesses did keep them from being stuck in segregated schools, though, so there’s that…..


    Bleach blond female blimp? Degenerate descendants of the Appalachian Moonshine Culture?
    You lose all credibility when you make comments like these.

    • Who in the heck are you to say anything. Two Caucasians dressed in Hollywood Injun outfits . . . total strangers and not even from this area . . . drive up to my cabin and threaten me physically because I wrote that Yahola was a Creek word for the speaker of the town council, not the name of a famous Cherokee chief? How would you describe them? By the way, both of them were later arrested for being in a meth distribution ring. Illegal drug sales in the Appalachians is a direct descendant of the moonshine culture.


        Fat shaming and disrespecting Appalachia is uncalled for. But hey, it’s your right to be a dick.

        • I am from Appalachia. . . my Native ancestors were here several thousand years before yours came from Europe and the Thornton Valley in the Virginia Mountains is named after my Caucasian side. Blimp refers to a brain cavity filled with gas, not physique. I would normally ignore some stranger like you, who is very brave while hiding behind the invisible shield of the internet. Obviously, in your self-described brilliance, you have not read the Smithsonian books, Appalachian Wilderness and The Blue Ridge Mountains. Both books contain several paragraphs about me.


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