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  • james m clark jr
    Hey Ted, thanks and you now have my complete atention. Regarding the lead mines dubbed The Mines of Spain I didn t know about... Hoeh lists one Huari Titu
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      Hey Ted, thanks and you now have my complete atention.

      Regarding the lead mines dubbed "The Mines of Spain" I didn't know about... Hoeh lists one Huari Titu Capac as the 83rd ruler from -- 225
      If I'm not mistaken this is 225 bce and the name of a Spanish King in Spain perhaps under the Jewish Dynasty on the Rhine in relation to:

      Who Was Who in the Huari Empire

      be well,

      --- In ancient_waterways_society@yahoogroups.com, Ted Sojka <tedsojka@...> wrote:
      > If your not interested in history please ignore.
      > Dear Kevin, etal
      > Thanks again for the photos of the angled mounded earth near Grayling,
      > MI. I attach one of them for other readers of the AWS site.
      > Pardon the poor quality of my pictures, my wife and I skied out to
      > the closed ski hill here in Decorah, IA to take them on not so clear a
      > day. We were managers of Nor-ski Runs back in the seventies. At
      > the top of the hill are also bull dozed depressions where they
      > borrowed fill from to make some changes in the tow path. They also
      > plowed snow into the basin formed, from an adjoining field to use
      > when the snow got thin. We did not have a snow making machine. We
      > shoveled the snow by hand onto the tow path from our Thiokol snow
      > tractor.
      > I really hope you find that your site is a mound, but all that I have
      > talked to say the same as your archeologist there, as far as location
      > for the mound building culture not being that far North. The Au Sable
      > is one of those river that transports the mind back into previous
      > times. Truly beautiful from kayak or canoe.
      > Most of our mounds were mentioned in the 1840's when the first
      > surveyors came through to plat out the country. The French had been
      > here for many years and before them even the Spanish this far North.
      > In Dubuque we have the site called, "The Mines of Spain", state
      > park. I have seen the lead site on line with pictures from their
      > visitor center of fist nation miners working the galena out of the
      > cliffs, and later lead miners who bought the site from the natives to
      > make lead shot. It is said Julien Dubuque used the cliffs to pour
      > molten lead in a primitive shot tower to make musket balls. A shot
      > tower was built later on in the city of Dubuque. This area came to be
      > part of the US after the Louisiana purchase. At Prairie du Chien in
      > Wisconsin, a treaty was signed in 1825, by several native tribes with
      > the US establishing territories to decrease the fighting to enhance
      > trade. Surveying was needed and done after that time. Continued
      > fighting meant no trade would be done. A Neutral Zone like the DMZ
      > between North and South Koreas was created between tribes. It was
      > made clear that the English in Canada could no longer be relied on for
      > trade in this area. After the War of 1812, events in Michigan proved
      > this to the Natives. Promises of guns and support for the natives
      > never came from the North.
      > It amazes me that Black Hawk could take 500 warriors and travel to the
      > Detroit area for battle. No rest stops along the interstate in those
      > days. This was before horses were plentiful in this part of the
      > country in the late 1700's. Further West tribes that the Sac and Fox
      > traded with had horses, and Black Hawk had a fine one that he is
      > portrayed mounted on by painters who were there at the 1925 treaty
      > signings. Great book called "Twilight of Empire" that was written
      > about this time period. Black Hawks biography is also a great
      > source. After his surrender he was invited to the White House by
      > Andrew Jackson and treated like a head of state by the old "Indian
      > Fighter". A life mask was made at the time and a copy is in the
      > museum in Moline, Illinois, at the site of one of the chief's villages.
      > The village here in Decorah and burial grounds are down stream about
      > two miles from Nor-Ski Run and under the court house and the College
      > buildings. When the excavation for a new library on what was the
      > baseball field took place, Dr. Mallam of the anthropology department
      > was in front of the excavators as much as possible.
      > There were surveyors in every area of our country to establish what
      > land was being ceded by tribes in exchange for goods. I would look for
      > early survey records of your area. The whole of Illinois was marked
      > with wooden stakes, much to the curiosity of the first nation
      > peoples. One Kickappo chief was told that he did not have to give up
      > the staked land until his children's children were old men. The lease
      > was a bit shorter, however. This was not an isolated case. My late
      > archeologist friend gave up giving talks at local churches after
      > hearing rumbling among some in the audience. It was summed up in a
      > thick Scandinavian accent, with something like, ..(my grandparents got
      > this land fair and square from the government, and it was not stolen
      > from Indians". Hard to change some minds on this topic.
      > Abraham Lincoln came through the area after the Battle at Stillman's
      > Run, along the Rock River. Up river at Prairie du Chien's, Fort
      > Crawford there was also a young officer named Jefferson Davis. What
      > a spot in History, as also there were famous fellows from the Mexican
      > War to come, like Scott,Taylor, and General Atkinson.
      > Sorry for the long history, but it is snowing like heck out there and
      > mixing with freezing rain. No XC skiing for the retired folk out here.
      > A pit and surrounding mound are at the top of this grown over ski run
      > on the left.
      > Another is at the top of this tow path for the same reason.
      > IMG_8581
      > Below is Kevin's photo of the feature at the top of the old ski area
      > near Grayling Michigan which inspired this e mail.
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