True History of the Creek Indians

True History of the Creek Indians

Creek historian Richard Thornton is interviewed about the Maya, Euchee, Apalache and others in the Southeast. Part One of Two.

Host Pete Ferrand interviews Georgia architect and author Richard Thornton about the surprising original diversity of American Indians in the Southern Highlands before they were crassly collapsed into only two federal groups, the Creeks and the Cherokees. When History Channel’s H2 network premiered a new series entitled “America Unearthed,” the opening episode on “American Mayan Secrets” was based on Thornton’s iconoclastic research and out-back rambles around Georgia. It became the network’s highest rated show ever. Thornton also says the story of Indian-White relations could have been – and still might become—much less antagonistic.

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  Comments: 3

  1. I enjoyed the Podcast about the Creek Indians… I do know that the Forensic Geologist Scott Wolter
    did have a show called America Unearthed. I watched ALL his shows and I Love his work. I believe
    Scott Wolter is, without a doubt, The very best in his field. I trust his judgement and I think he is the greatest !
    Wish his shows were still on TV. I will watch the older ones I find though.
    Thank you so much,
    Barbara Hawkins

  2. Richard Thornton is a lier he claims that he found a long lost migration story in 2014 yet james roane gregory wrote that story down in the pioneer papers in like 1901
    You can look up James roane Gregory migration story if you don’t want to click the link

    • They are not the same stories, though they may stem from the same source. Richard Thornton found the original story relateded by Chikilli painted on a buffalo hide and translated by Mary Musgrove, then transcribed when the English entered Georgia. The transcription in an English hand was in the archives of Lambeth Palace. King (at that time Prince) Charles helped him locate the document. Thornton believes it concerns the “Kaushete” tribe of the Creek Confederacy (Upper Creek, Koasati, Coushatta, not the same as Cussetta, which is Lower Creek). The story behind the discovery is found at all my own dealings with Thornton I have found him very open and honest.

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