Re: [ancient_waterways_society] Re: Batchelder, George Alexander
- Hi Susan;
Thanks for the quick responses and here is the post, revised with corrected links.The following source is dated to 1870, and provides an interesting bit of information about the earliest European arrivals. I go on to describe a similarity between royal crests used at the Cahokia Mounds and in early British heraldic emblems. As suggested by Dewdney, the piasa resembles the british lion.This was written in 1870 by the Secretary of the Dakota Territory in 1870 and has a lot of related info, but also includes racist slurs against the native Americans, calling them "Savages". Please replace this word in you minds eye with "countrymen".I found a very excellent source entitled:Batchelder, George Alexander. A Sketch of the History and Resources ofDakota Territory. 71 pp. Map. 1870.And here is a part of this, typed here for your review:"The earliest historical record which we have of these Indians ofNorth America, is found among the Icelandic and Danish authorites,wherein it is claimed that in the year 986, Eric Rauda, emigaratedfrom Iceland to Greenland, and formed a settlement of Northmen. Nomention is made, however, by these adventurous Northmen, of theappearance of natives on the shore of North America until 1004 whenThorwald, the son of Eric, Earl of Norway, while sailing along thecoast between Newfoundland and Greenland, discovered three canoes uponthe beach, and under each canoe three esquimaux, called by theNorthmen, Skroelings, A contest ensued, and eight of the nine nativeswere killed. The ninth fled into the back ground of the bay and soonreturned with a vast number of his people, whereupon the party of theNorthmen retreated to the vessels and set sail to the southward,Thorwald being fatally wounded by an arrow. In 1005, Throstein, theBrother of Thorwald, set sail for the new found land, with his wife,Gudrida, the first white woman known in history as having visited theshores of America, and who three years after her arrival gave birth tothe first child of European descent born in the New World.In 1007, Thornfin, a wealthy personage, descended from Danish,Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Scottish ancestors, arrived off thecoast of New England, near Mount Hope Bay, with two ships and 140 menand women. Here they discovered fields covered with wheat growingwild, and they were visited by great numbers of natives in canoes, whowere described as a sallow-colored, ill looking race of people, withlong hair, large eyes, and broad cheeks. In 1011, a quarrel wasincited by Frydesia, daughter of Eric, which proved fatal to a largenumber of the colonists. From this period the Northmen appear to havebecome estranged and lawless, and amalgamated with the wild natives ofthe country. In 1026, Gudleif, and Icelandic navigator, who was drivenupon this unknown shore, was seized, with his crew, by the natives,and carried into the interior, where they were accosted by a venerablechief speaking their own language, who inquired after certainindividuals in Norway.The natives were described at that date of a red color, and very cruelto strangers.From this period we hear nor more of this northern colony until 1059when a Saxon priest, named Jon, who was sent out as a missionary tothe colonists, arrived and was murdered by the heathens.In 1121, the Bishop of Greenland undertook the same voyage, for thesame purpose, but both his success and fate are undetermined byhistory. From this period until the date of discovery of America byColumbus in 1492, there is no historical mention of the earlycolonists or natives of North America.In the early part of the fourteenth century, according to numerous andaccredited authorities, Prince Madoc, or Madawe, from North Wales, Setsail with ten ships and a large colony of his countrymen, who aresupposed to have landed somewhere on the coast of North America. Noneof the colonists have ever returned to their own country. The bestauthorities have been only able to trace them to the mouth of theMississippi river; but according to the history and poetry of theirown country, this colony settled somewhere in the interior of North America, where the descendants may yet remain, intermingled with thesavage tribes."The "Pi-A-Sa" seems to show that even around Cahokia Mounds depictionsof mythic creatures on rock faces indicate an even earlier invasionfrom Europeans. The expert on Mide birchbark scrolls, Selwyn Dudeney,even agrees that the British lion from around 1100-1340 has a similarappearance to Mishipizheu. These symbolic heraldic crests were painted on the rock faces very early on and serve to indicate a Kings crest. Many if not all of the tablet forms also convey a royal lineage, as shown by the similarity to the Luba Lukasa, and to the Australian Churingas. The Native Americans fought with bravery and heroism to defend their lands against invaders.Below is a summary of my research into Materials that indicate thepossible origin of the Piasa.Etching on this artifact does represent MishipizheuAgawa Bay, Upper Peninsula Michigan petroglyph of Mishipizheu (waterpanther)Piasa, Marquette Journal 1673, MishipizheuWinnebago War Club, Two Mishipizheu"Two Lenape Stone Masks from Pennsylvania and New Jersey." Museum ofthe American Indian, Heye Foundation, Indian Notes, and Monographs,Miscellaneous Series 3. New York, 1920.Henry II (1133 1189), son of previous, king of England, duke ofNormandy, count of AnjouRichard (1209 1272), earl of Cornwall, then king of the Romans, sonof John Lackland, king of EnglandArms of the counts of Poitiers (see Richard Lionheart above), with abrisure.Spiro Mounds Shell Cup, theoretically, depicting circles of CahokiaMounds WoodhengePhilip Phillips and James A. Brown, Pre-Columbian Shell Engravingsfrom the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, 2 vols. (Cambridge: Harvard University, Peabody Museum Press, 1978.(Photo by J. G. Braecklein, 1936)Theoretically, maces cached for safety after victory at Cahokia Mounds.Their lands have been squandered away from them unjustly in 1000 years, due to small pox, countless wars, broken treaties, and "National Sacrifice" zones where nearly 1000 nukes were "tested" directly adjacent to their reservations. Even The John Wayne died from exposure to nuclear fallout when he was on an indian reservation, along with half the crew of the movie that was filmed there. That is documented in one film called "The Dragon the Slew St. George." Today, we may be continuing the count down to nuclear annihilation of the human race. What else will the USA do with its over 50 thousand nukes, and the other countries do with their massive 30 thousand plus stockpiles.time will tell, so lets live.Vince
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