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North American Indian mound information.

Chapter 4: Northern Wanderings

1/ Early this century the water in Lake Okeechobee was at a record low because new canals had drained the shallow region for agricultural reasons.

2/ The shoreline receded to reveal hundreds of very large human skulls protruding from the muck bottom near some islands in the southeast area of the lake.

3/ Skeletons of adults as well as children marked the graveyard of a disaster that took place many centuries before.

4/ Some early settlers of the lake were quoted as describing the scene: "Their skulls looked like pumpkins in a field".

5/ Could these bones verify a major calamity created generations ago by tropical storm forces?

6/ Were the Mayaimi unprepared for one of nature's greatest storm machines?

7/ And did the terror trains of tropical hurricanes encourage a northern migration away from the area?

8/ If some of the natives were compelled to migrate north out of tropics, could they have built the mysterious and prehistoric Indian mounds at Mound City National Monument - just south of Columbus, Ohio?

9/ Only fifty miles west of this National Monument lies the Miami Rivers - named after the Miami Indians that even to this day still inhabit the region.

10/ It's possible to reach the Miami Rivers of Ohio by canoeing from south Florida up the west coast to the Mississippi/Ohio Rivers - which leads directly to the Miami Rivers.

11/ In fact, it's no secret among American historians in knowing that the entire Ohio Valley and Mississippian tributaries were extensively used as pathways by North American Indians.

12/ Moreover, according to a recent novel about the Miami Indians of the Ohio Valley, they were also referred to by European pioneers of the region as the "Oumamik" - which translates into the term: "People of the Peninsula"
(Michigan Peninsula? - Florida Peninsula? - Yucatan Peninsula?)

13/ If we check our textbooks we will find that the Miami Indians of the upper central United States are of the Algonquin family, which includes several North American Indian groups - for example, the Illinois tribe.

14/ In the state of Illinois, near the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, is the largest Indian mound in the continental United States - known as the Cahokia Mound.

15/ Just outside Illinois, in northeast Iowa and near the Mississippi River, lies another series of unusual Indian mounds at Effigy Mounds National Monument.

16/ These unique mounds are shaped as animals - for example, one flying bird design measures just over 170 feet wide and can only be truly appreciated when viewed from an aircraft.

17/ To the south, near Tuscaloosa and Moundville in Alabama, are twenty-four "Maya Mounds" grouped together under the joint protection of State and Federal parks.

18/ Further research will reveal many ancient Indian mounds throughout eastern North America, even a prehistoric "furnace" used to smelt iron can be found near the Serpent Mound and within the Arledge Mound of Ross County, Ohio.
(Although many North American mound sites are presently dated to approximately a thousand years ago, the foundation to some appear to be much older)

19/ In the early colonization period of North America by European settlers, the Algonquin family of tribes began to dissolve into two major factions in which the French and British supplied the natives with iron weaponry to fight as surrogates for a war that began in Europe.

20/ The British sponsored Iroquois League drove through the Ohio Valley to "flush-out" the tribes sympathetic to the French - mainly the Osage clan of the Sioux tribe.

21/ One of the first Indian tribes to become part of the Iroquois League were the Erie of the upper Ohio region.
(The Erie tribe were also known in Indian colloquialism as "The Cat People")

22/ After a major battle, in which chief "Little Turtle" of the Miami tribe killed nearly a thousand colonial troops, most of the Miami within the valley retreated south toward the Spanish area of Florida and became absorbed by the Natchez/Muskogee confederacy - which included the Alabama, Creek and later the Seminole tribes.

23/ When the Cherokee Nation was established (a product of Algonquin reunion) the Seminole tribe, realizing the expanding intentions of the new American states, decided not to participate in any more "treaty deals" and escaped further south back into the wilderness of the Florida Peninsula.
(It may be said that the Mayaimi/Creek Indians of Florida were given the title of "Seminole" because politicians of that time needed a name in which to "summarize" all the family tribes in the former Spanish territory of Florida)
[As for the origin of the word "Seminole", it may be phonetically linked to the oldest culture in Middle America because the word "Olmec" when spelled backwards asserts the sound "Cemlo" - which sounds very similar to the Indian word meaning "free people"]

24/ So it may be true to believe that the Seminole Indians of Florida, under the brave leadership of their famous hero known as Oceola, are probably the local descendents of Fontaneda's Mayaimi Indians.
(Incidentally, Oceola (Oceola = Asse-he-ho-la = "the rising sun") was dishonestly tricked into surrendering and later jailed in a South Carolina federal prison whereupon he was left to drown in a dungeon cell amid heavy rains during the arrogant and anti-Indian attitude period of the Andrew Jackson administration - in fact, the origins of the Seminole War can be traced to Andrew Jackson's violent and sometimes delirious character which may have been caused by lead poisoning from a lead bullet embedded in his flesh for many years)

25/ However, the Seminole Indians of Florida may not be the only descendents of the Mayaimi.

26/ Remember when Fontaneda wrote that the Indians of Florida "are rich, but from the sea, not the land"?

27/ He was advocating that these "Indians of the sea" were nautically inclined in their mode of travel - as was possible in their waterway journeys up the west coast of Florida to the upper Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

28/ After all, the aquatic Mayaimi are related to their river-oriented cousins - the "Creek" Indians of North America.
(The largest river in Florida, now known as the St. Johns River, was once named by a French navigator (Jean Ribault) the "May River" at a time when the eastern coast of Florida and Central America was mapped by the Spaniards as the "Mosquito Coast")

29/ And if that's the case, then a Mayaimi/Creek "navy" of animal hide umiaks (umiak = kaimu = canoe) could have once migrated great distances along the Atlantic coast as well - say to the Chesapeake Bay or to the shores of what is now New England.
(There exist a prehistoric Indian village in eastern New Hampshire known as "Mystery Hill" wherein certain unexplained "stone-works" and "maritime inscriptions" are believed to be evidence of early Neolithic Man)

30/ Is it then possible that some native American Indian sailors ventured from North America to as far as the British Isles in fast multi-hull sailboats with the aid of the prevailing autumn cold fronts which blow across the North Atlantic from west to east?
(The conventional perspective that native American Indians were incapable of inventing and using multi-hull sailing craft on long journeys underestimates the abilities and proven achievements of the New World natives)

31/ And could such an "Atlantic adventure" have taken place centuries before and during biblical times?

32/ Proof of such a nautical journey may be found by examining an ancient form of alphanumeric language that exists in both New England and the British Isles.

This map and data gives information as to how the binary Ogamic alphabet of the North Atlantic realm was based on the Mayan dot-bar number system. First thought to be some kind of ancient tally system used by the Vikings, Ogamic markings are the visual aspect of a lost language used by the Armoricans. Ogamic communication was "superceded" by the Latin alphabet because Latin symbols were easier to "graphically memorise" and less repetitious.

33/ Etched into some rocks in New England and engraved on several megalithic stone-works and menhirs in the Britain can be found a unique epigraphic alphabet known as "Ogam".

34/ The articulative and logaoedic format of Ogam (or Ogham) consist of a lineal pattern of dots and short lines cut into stone or wood along a main path line.
(The primal version of Ogam uses an imaginary path line or the edge of a long rock in conjunction with certain vocalic symbols)

35/ Long thought to be some sort of prehistoric tally system used by the Celts, it was recently discovered that the linguistics of this forgotten binary form of phonetic literature includes all the five major vowel sounds represented as "dots" and fifteen consonants rendered as "short lines".
(Ogamic communication can also be visually expressed by using the fingers of the hand)
[Ogamic literature may have also set forth the visual notation pattern of how rhythmic music is read today]

36/ The conventional belief by many paleographers is that the Scandinavian Vikings of northern Europe once used this melodious literature and possibly left some signs in New England during their "northern wanderings".

37/ But could it have been the other way around?

The native inhabitants of "America" are related to the Armorican maritime culture of the North Atlantic and other seafaring tribes of Europe - moreover, according to Plato, the Atlantic Ocean was once navigable long ago - before the "great deluge from heaven".

38/ Perhaps this unique alphanumerical form of musical communication was invented in the New World and imported to Europe by way of seafaring natives from the North Atlantic realm known, in part, as the Armoricans!
(The Armoricans (also spelled as Aremoricans) of historic Brittany not only predate the Roman Empire but also represent the pre-Viking "Celtic sailors" of the North Atlantic)

39/ Proof of this unprecedented historical concept can be found by tracing the true etymological makeup of Ogamic communication and understanding how its logaoedic format of "numerical notes" evolved into the phonetical and paragraphical alphabet of Western Society known as "Latin".
(It should be understood that the Latin alphabet was "invented" by a seafaring tribe of merchant sailors known as the Phoenicians - which were reported to have sailed both the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic Ocean, as well as parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans)

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