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Re: [ancient_waterways_society] M Lewis episode

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  • Karla Akins
    Clark is reported to have written, “I fear the weight of his mind has overcome him,” Read more:
    Message 1 of 9 , Feb 28, 2013
      Clark is reported to have written, " “I fear the weight of his mind has overcome him,”
      In reading the journals of the expedition, it became clear to me that Lewis was indeed a moody fellow. Still, Natchez Trace at that time was extremely lawless and bandits were notorious, so a murder is certainly not out of the question.

      On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 9:30 AM, Ted Sojka <tedsojka@...> wrote:

      Good points it is always good to have someone who knows the law.  Still, I had never heard that Merriweather Lewis had committed suicide by shooting himself "twice".  

      The fellow who led the expedition up the Red River or Arkansas while Lewis and Clark were going up the Missouri had lots of shady characters working for him and was also accused of high treason.   Maybe Lewis had evidence that were in the missing pages of in his diary.  

      Anybody know if Clark wrote anything about the death of Lewis on the Natchez Trace?


      On Feb 27, 2013, at 9:40 PM, David S Brody wrote:


      I had hoped you would have some insights on this, Rick, thanks!


      I will add my 2 cents also and say that, as a real estate lawyer, I found the argument that the act of the Welsh making a land claim would somehow invalidate U.S. legal title to the Louisiana Purchase lands to be totally unfounded. It is simply wrong—the treaty signed with the British after the Revolutionary War made clear that our claims vis a vis Britain (including Wales) were valid. Having said that, I do recognize that there may have been political/cultural/religious reasons, especially with the specter of renewed hostilities with the British (the War of 1812) looming, to call into question whether our pioneers were the first Europeans to explore these lands. This climate could have been tied to Lewis’s death. The episode raised some interesting questions, but I thought the answers it supplied to those questions were flawed.


      Dave Brody



      From: ancient_waterways_society@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ancient_waterways_society@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Rick O
      Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:35 PM
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      Subject: [ancient_waterways_society] Re: America unearthed - the Desert Cross



      Scott's "expert" failed him on the research of Coelbren. There are at
      least 2 "dark ages" engraved stones using that alphabet. Oddly, one of
      them mentions Artorius Rex - a Latinized Brut name written in Colbren.
      --- In ancient_waterways_society@yahoogroups.com, Susan English
      > He spends a lot of time in the summer diving for agates at Copper
      Harbor. The weekend of our informal symposium there he was, walking to
      his vehicle carrying the largest (two-handed) agate I have seen. I
      believe he has a book out about Lake Superior agates. Agate-picking is
      a past-time one can spend hours doing on the beach up there.
      > If we ever do another 'cheap' AWS resort gathering up in the Copper
      Country off-season like we did when Lee Pennington was doing some early,
      pre-foliage filming for his Copper Culture video, I will let you and
      this group know well ahead. I live five or six hours south in Wausau,
      Wisconsin, too, and have provided couch/bed/floor space for those
      driving to and from that area, if anyone needs it.
      > Speaking of Dr. Pennington, he is in the following "Motive for Murder"
      episode of America Unearthed talking about the ancient Welsh in America.
      I don't know if this episode furthers the death nail on the Brandenburg
      Stone in KY, which is stated to be an early 1800's hoax according to one
      of the H2 investigators....
      > Below is the free History Channel link as well as one other (which are
      never online long...says 'for educational purposes only' ), because I
      cannot seem to get this H2 episode. Motive for Murder gives a
      provocative account of freemason Merriweather Lewis' (Lewis & Clark)
      suicide (or possible murder). Thanks for the reply, Karla.
      > http://vimeo.com/60091539
      > or,

      > Susan English -- sent from my iPad
      > On Feb 26, 2013, at 5:37 PM, Karla Akins kkakins@...
      > > That's my favorite show. I love Scott Wolter. Great guy.
      > > Karla Akins
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      > >
      > > On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 4:56 PM, Susan beldingenglish@... wrote:
      > >>
      > >> As some of you who were there may recall, Scott Wolter (and diving
      compansions) drove over to speak two evemimgs in a row at an Ancient
      Waterways Society 3 or 4 night gathering I set up at an inexpensive
      resort (cabins) on Lake Superior near Copper Harbor, Michigan in 2008.
      Seven or eight others from tis group also gave talks, we cooked famiy
      style meals and kept things very low cost.
      > >>
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      > >> For those, as I, who do not subscribe to H2/ Histiry Channel2, here
      is America Unearthed,-The Desert Cross, from an Arizona setting.
      Some here might enjoy the geology. Since tjis link comes va the
      Histiry Channel, free, it contains a few 30 second ads i did not know
      how to bypass.
      > >>
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      > > Karla Akins
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      Karla Akins

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