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The Secret Politics behind the weird events that swirled around the premier of “America Unearthed”

The Secret Politics behind the weird events that swirled around the premier of “America Unearthed”


Mix money with politics and you get corruption . . . plus often . . . downright stupidity

Seven years ago, I learned not to trust the news media, no matter where they supposedly lay on the political spectrum.  My Deep Throat was not some frustrated bureaucrat or inconspicuous eyewitness . . . but none other that US Senator Zell Miller.  Zell and his wife would intermittently be at the same part of the Blairsville, GA Wallmart or Ingles Supermarket that I was.   Zell didn’t realize that he was solving a mystery for me.  In fact, I don’t think that he and his wife ever realized that I was Creek.  Zell was so respected that three former presidents and Vice President Pence spoke at his funeral in March 2018.  President Trump had a previous commitment at his golf course in Miami.  Nevertheless, he revealed a scheme to take Track Rock Gap away from public ownership.  The ramifications of this secret “economic development plan” explains most of the weirdness that swirled around the premier of America Unearthed for many months before its broadcast.  To read this Part Three of a five part series . . . go to:

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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 would love to read parts 4 and 5. This is soooo very interesting as we have been to Track Rock and have found it to be amazing. We have heard many stories about the place but now the truth is coming out!!!! America Unearthed kind of went on the idea that the Mayans were here and that they were creating the glyphs. Are you saying the Creeks did this or is the Mayan connection a truism?

    • What I am saying is that the origins of the Maya writing system are in Sweden – 2000 BC. The carvings at Track Rock probably predate the Maya writing system by 2000 years.


    Richard, Thanks for the articles… I know you have found many word connections of the Peru/Andes mountains areas…along with the Quipu written script being used in the South and some stone works like the (ancient Stonehenge’s like Peru’s and Bolivia’s) in Georgia but did you know that the Peruvians trace back their Nobility to a man called : At-ach-u-chu.. A Sea fairing man from the East. At-cha was a ancient lost city to the Egyptians. “At” sound seems to be connected to different Creek Tribes of the South and Noble names of the Inca Peoples. In the time period of 17,000 BC the Azores was a land the size Cuba so a crossing point did exist for peoples to make their way from Spain (Clovis) and many more as well over time. Do any of the Creeks peoples have any lore of living on an Island?

    • I have not run across any Creek migration legend that involves an island. The Kansa Migration legend begins on an island.


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