Youtube . . . Early European Explorers in the Appalachian Mountains
This is the second program in the People Of One Fire’s series on the Concealed History of the Appalachian Mountains. I am the narrator. The video begins in my office at Asheville, North Carolina’s City Hall. City Manager, Ken Michelove, directed me to meet with a group of professors from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, who were studying the routes of Hernando de Soto and Juan Pardo. I only had the vaguest notion of who De Soto was and had no clue who Pardo was. You will learn how history was fabricated in the late 20th century.
The program then turns to brief accounts of Spanish, French, Jewish and English expeditions into the Southern Highlands between 1528 and 1693. Paralleling the descriptions of these expeditions will be a detailed analysis of maps that were published between 1562 and 1722. I promise that you are in for more than one shock on this one!
PS – I apologize for the two small gaps in the narration. I learned too late that there is a bug in the Microsoft Software, which causes the video version of the show to jump across sections, where I zoomed in on a map. However, the PDF version of the show, which will be posted on Microsoft Cloud, will contain the magnified maps. Microsoft released this version of PowerPoint in December without thoroughly making it operable.
Also, Fort Caroline was at 31.5 degrees latitude, not 35.5 degrees. A herd dog puppy nipped at my ankle as I was about to speak the numbers. She will be a good herd dog, but needs to learn that I am NOT a dairy cow! LOL I will correct that information in Part Three.
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