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You are urged to subscribe to the People of One Fire YouTube Channel . . . As Soon As Possible


People of One Fire will be changing rapidly to adapt to the new technology!

It is our hope to keep this website accessible to the public indefinitely, but our organization has had no control over it since mid-October 2017.  I do not know, who owns it, who the webmaster is or where the server is located.  I have not been able to get any response from our long time websmaster by email or telephone since mid-October.  The website could disappear at any moment and there would be nothing I could do. If that happens, there would be no way for me to notify anyone, who has not subscribed to YouTube, about new articles, planned hiking trips or about any archaeological sites being threatened.  All you have to do in order to subscribe is just go to one of our videos.  There is a button to click in order to subscribe to the People of One Fire Channel. 

As you know, Google owns YouTube.  Youtube videos are going to be on the web forever.  Youtube is now integrated with G+.  Whereas I have to moderate the WordPress site daily to block spammers, approve comments and fixed broken links.  Youtube runs by itself.  I could be in the middle of the Okefenokee Swamp and the videos would keep on churning.  When I get the time, I will upgrade our People of One Fire G+ Site to be especially functional for mobile devices.  Over a billion people around the world are now walking around with what amounts to hand-held computers for surfing the web.

Right now, it is my intention NOT to have advertising on the People of One Fire Youtube Channel.  I gave it some thought and came to the conclusion that professionally, I was better off presenting to you educational videos that are dignified and trustworthy rather than ones are covered in tacky ads or revved up to be sensational.  In the long run, I can make a lot more income with professional contracts that are a result of high quality videos than from the pennies that would come initially from advertising. 

You know . . . I have to be realistic.  Beautiful young babes talking or singing sexy can get millions of viewers and thousands of dollars from YouTube advertising. I am not a beautiful young babe and when I was in high school, one of my nicknames from the gals was “The Beaver” as in the TV series “Leave It to Beaver.”  On the football field, my team mates called me Oz as in “The Wizard of Oz” . . . because I used my brains to outsmart opposing teams.  LOL  Unless I claim that a conspiracy of Librul Terrorists and Extraterrestrial Invaders built our ancestral towns, my videos will never get to that level of popularity . . . even when I graduate to animated films.

Microsoft recently bought LinkedIn.  Yesterday, I was notified by Microsoft that because my personal LinkedIn site is in the upper 10% of views and I have something like 1575 followers,  they are offering me a free cloud site, which I will turn over to the People of One Fire.  This cloud site will enable individuals or educators to view slide shows or photographs  remotely and even operate the slide shows as if the projector is in their room.  I already have 32 slide shows from my paid speaking engagements, plus each of the new videos begin as a slide show.  Again, when I get the time, all of my slide shows will be uploaded to the Microsoft Professional Educator Cloud.  You will be notified when it is operational.

Several of People of One Fire members have been photographing archaeological sites around the nation. One of our subscribers is a retired architectural history professor, who has been literally traveling all over the world.   I have over 3,000 color slides from Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.  The Microsoft Professional Educator Cloud also has the capacity for “photo albums.”    Again, when I get the time, I will be uploading photographic images to this cloud to create virtual photo albums for all the major archaeological sites.

The current People of One Fire videos are obviously souped up Power Point shows.  Just bear with us.  They will get increasingly sophisticated as time goes on, when I become more skilled at it and I can acquire additional software.  One has to crawl before they walk.

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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.



    I am already registered with POOF as you know Richard but how do I register with that which you mention because I still cannot get you on U tube They say the videos are out of my region and not accessible I shall miss your posts if you are not going to be on Word press anymore. However I wish you every success with further projects.

    • Hey Rita

      I have your email address and know you personally, so I can contact you. However, most of the POOF subscribers are anonymous.

    • Rita, all of our videos will also be in the Microsoft Cloud. I am fairly certain that you will be able to access it. As soon as our People of One Fire Microsoft Cloud is in operation, I will send you the access information, whether or not the website is operable. I currently very busy trying to find a decent house to live in. This place is overrun with a type of rat that lives in the forest, but comes into the house at night and does havoc!

      • theoldlibrary19@YAHOO.CO.UK'

        Hi Richard, I realize by your blog that you are busy so no problem. I will wait for your info whenever you are ready. I did manage to get one of your U tube videos about Eleanor Dare . At the moment I am doing exams for the Linear B study, so when I have finished I will try to get other videos of yours. I hope you soon find some other place to live as that place sounds horrific. I hate rats and mice. Good luck anyway.


    Hi Richard,
    I have the same problem that Rita has. How do I register for U tube videos?

    • If you have internet in the United States, you have access to YouTube. Rita’s problem is that she is in Crete, which does not provide Youtube service in its internet.

      Here is the link to our last video.

      You will see a button near the title, that says Subscribe. Just punch it. That’s all you have to do.


    Richard, I posted this at a much older entry (from January) a few days ago. Sorry for being a pest, but I wanted to make sure you saw it.

    US Supreme Court is being asked to weigh in on the question of whether the old Creek reservation in OK might still exist. This from the statement of the case presented in a motion for certiorari (asking the court to accept an appeal) by the State of OK:

    “In a decision that strikes at the core of Oklahoma’s identity and sovereignty, the Tenth Circuit held
    that the State lacks jurisdiction to prosecute a capital murder committed in eastern Oklahoma by a
    member of the Creek Nation. The panel held that Congress never disestablished the 1866 boundaries
    of the Creek Nation, and all lands within those boundaries are therefore “Indian country” subject to
    exclusive federal jurisdiction under 18 U.S.C. § 1153(a) for serious crimes committed by or against
    Indians. This holding has already placed a cloud of doubt over thousands of existing criminal convictions
    and pending prosecutions. ”

    “The former Creek Nation territory encompasses 3,079,095 acres and most of the City of Tulsa.
    Whether an area this large and populous is an Indian reservation warrants certiorari. But there is
    more. Litigants have invoked the decision below to reincarnate the historical boundaries of all “Five Civ-
    ilized Tribes”—the Creeks, Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Seminoles.”

    This seems like a big deal. The case is Royal v. Murphy. Sorry for double posting but I wanted to make sure you saw this.

    • Oh it’s great you posted this. Don’t apologize. That’s why we started this website. I have no clue how the Supreme Court will rule, but it is true that the Creek Nation’s boundaries were not dissolved. What mainstream journalists are not telling you is that the Native American tribes are royally PO’d by the way Oklahoma police treat their people. An unarmed Native American in the United States is twice as likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer as an African-American citizen . . . despite all the publicity seen otherwise.


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