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This is how bad things were at Ocmulgee in 2006, when the People of One Fire was formed

This is how bad things were at Ocmulgee in 2006, when the People of One Fire was formed

 

You have no clue how bad things had suddenly gotten in Georgia, when the People of One Fire was formed in 2006.  A clique of neo-Satanists, who were thralls of organized crime, had taken suddenly taken control of the Georgia State government. Immediately, state consulting and property management contracts were shifted to firms with organized-crime capitalization.  These thralls were determined to as soon as possible allow the establishment of casinos, nominally owned by Cherokee tribes, in several parts of the state.  Macon, GA, where Ocmulgee National Historical Park is located, was one of the proposed sites of Cherokee casinos.  Other sites were the abandoned Ford Assembly Plant near the Atlanta Airport . . .  Cartersville, near Etowah Mounds . . . Savannah . . . Valdosta, near the Florida State Line on I-75 and the Brasstown Valley Resort near Track Rock Gap. 

The criminal clique had won the election by promising not to change the existing state flag and a offer to a feminist cult that is leftwing Democratic in most areas of the country, to put many women in key administrative positions.  They changed the flag anyway, but made good on the promise to hire women department heads.  These women immediately began letting contracts to archeological consultants with instructions to re-label Uchee, Creek and Chickasaw heritage sites as being Cherokee.

During that period, I was acting president of the Georgia Trail of Tears Association.  The original president had died in a strange one car accident in downtown Riverdale, GA.  His replacement became afflicted with a brain tumor.  For three months in a row, black SUV’s or pickups with North Carolina license plates tried to cause my car to have a wreck on the way to Georgia TOTA meetings.   On the night before the fourth meeting, I was to officiate,  someone “microwaved” my car, causing the wiring and electronics to melt.  My car was totaled.  I immediately quit the Trail of Tears Association.  It was not worth the cost and risk.  A consultant, employed by the Eastern Band of Cherokees in North Carolina, was quickly installed as the Georgia TOTA president.

In 1933, the citizens of Macon were promised that a national park would be developed along the Ocmulgee River to protect the extraordinary Native American and Frontier Period sites there.  All they got was a 700 acre national monument, which was chronically under-staffed.  Officials of the Bush Administration and the Georgia bureaucracy proposed an alternative solution in 2005, which was draped in honeyed-language about allowing Native Americans to control their heritage, but actually was a thinly veiled attempt to give organized crime a secure foothold in Macon.  They proposed that most lands, within the original planned boundaries of the Ocmulgee National Park in 1934, be given to a consortium run by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the Eastern Band of Cherokees.  The name of the main avenue past Ocmulgee National Monument was to be changed to “Cherokee Avenue.”  No involvement by federally-recognized Creek and Seminole tribes was discussed.  Ocmulgee is considered the Mother Town of the Creek and Seminole Peoples.  In addition, the Creek Confederacy was formed beneath the ancient mounds in 1717.

Below is the map that was being given serious consideration during that period.  It proposed that Congress designate about 4000 acres of land southeast of Macon as a Cherokee Reservation.  Privately owned properties would continue to exist within the reservation, but would no longer be under the jurisdiction of local or state government.  You can see a note where a privately owned mine would henceforth be regulated by the Cherokees!  Not stated in the map was plans for a casino where this Ocmulgee Cherokee Reservation adjoined interstate highways, I-16 and 1-575.  Georgia officials were also considering the donation of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame to the Cherokee Consortium for conversion to a casino.   The Music Hall of Fame was on land that originally was purchased by the citizens of Macon to be included in the proposed National Park.

I sent a copy of the map to Judge Patrick Moore of the Muscogee-Creek Nation.  MCN officials did “something”  . . . for in about two years, the federal government withdrew support for the Ocmulgee Cherokee Reservation.   However, in 2008,  organized crime pumped a whole bunch of money into the MCN elections to get rid of officials, who were not manipulable by organized crime.  Judge Moore was one of those fired by the Creek version of organized-crime thralls.  Look at this map and see for yourself.  So we should give thanks to the Master of Life that it is the officials of the Muscogee-Creek Nation, who are invited to cut the ribbon of America’s newest National Park.  That would have never happened at the time that we started this newsletter. 

 

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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.

6 Comments

  1. markveale@hotmail.com'

    Richard, Yes… The forces of evil are always lurking by the door. Found another connection of the Creek peoples in Mexico “Ocelotepec” was the old name of a city built by flatting a mountain top in central Mexico…Monte Alban. OKe..sound connects to some words in Georgia and Florida…and the Choctaw word for Oklahoma. “OK” is a sound that was also used for very big men of “Alba” (England) back in the old days.

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    • Oklahoma is derived from Okora homa, which means “Principal People – Red” in Choctaw. The Muskogeans rolled their R’s so hard that English speakers often wrote the sound as an L. I don’t know if the men in Alba had the same name or not. Kora itself is from a province in the northern tip of Ireland and western edge of Scotland.

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      • markveale@hotmail.com'

        Richard, Thanks for the reply….you know tons more about Native American words. Perhaps in the distant past the sound “OK” meant large, powerful or Giant for both sides of the Atlantic. In any case, leveling an entire mountain for that city is very impressive and do you think it connects to an alignment with Teotihuacan?

        https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Monte_alban_stela02.jpg

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        • Here is something interesting. The Itsate-Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Koasati and Alabama word for water, oka, has the same Indo-European root as the Latin word for water, aqua. However, the Muskogeee-Creek words for water, ue and owa, have a Pre-Indo-European roots.

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  2. neil@printmaxx.com'

    Hi Richard, thanks for all that you do. I first became aware of an organized publically supported push to change from national monument to national park approximately 17 years ago when I came across a Doc Holliday, as he called himself, a dentist in Macon I believe. I have not been to the Ocmulgee since my 4th grade class excursion in 67. I need to go again soon. I used to swim in the Ocmulgee just below Arkwright and above the Masonic Home on the east side of the river at a high cliff with a platform of bedrock exposed below on a sweeping curve. I understand that with the new construction in that area a lot is being changed. Baconsfield Park had a Zoo at one time as I can still recall.
    I need to get to you a photograph of a punctated, patterned, lip edge of a pottery shard I was given to help determine how it was fired and the age if possible. A woods walker/timber cruiser gave it to me and said he thought he picked it up in Coffee County. Love this Site…Peace.

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