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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Days of Giants and Ice

It's obvious to me, that a lot of people have been thinking about similar things which cross my mind, regarding Human identity and origins.  I don't necessarily agree with all of it (I have my own theories), however articles like this one by "slayer" provide me with a lot of good reading and information which I may build on.  He's talking mostly about the megaliths here, and has provided readers with tons of gorgeous photographs.  His ideas are quite worth studying, too, in my opinion.

The Tuscarora were (like the Cherokee and Susquehannah / Andaste) Iroquois.  They were matriarchal, as the Cherokee, Basques, and Tuareg all were, in ancient times.  The Tuscarora (like the elder Cherokees and Tuaregs, maybe Basques too (?), were quite tall in stature, and very intelligent; also savvy warriors and dauntless defenders of their clans and tribes.  It is known of the Tuscarora and Cherokee, that both tribes lived in close proximity in "North Carolina".  The Cherokee also had homelands in what is now northern Georgia, adjacent to western North Carolina.

The Tuscarora were the first Indians encountered by the early Spanish explorers (in "Florida", the land of flowers).  Keep in mind, that the states' present boundaries were very different in the beginning of Colonial times.  Historians of the time, drew carefully detailed illustrations of them, for their records.  They also took written notes about their appearance and culture.

A record of an excavation at Fort Benning... Chapter 1 is titled:  "Days of Giants and Ice"

This links to an engraving by Theodore De Bry, of a drawing by Le Moyne de Morgues (it must have limited access, because I couldn't post the actual picture.  I like this one, which is of Tuscarora women, depicting their wavy hair and "Greek" features.  I understand that the Cherokee fought them all the time, finally annihilating them for the most part (there are living remnants of the tribe today, however).  The Tuscarora were cannibals (ate their enemies ritualistically), while the Cherokee were strictly against cannibalism.

The old map in about the middle of the page, shows how the Spanish held "Florida" all the way up to North Georgia, at the southern end of the Appalacian mountain chain.

They described the Tuscarora as being very tall, standing no less than 6" above the tallest Spaniard.  Their women were depicted in antique engravings, as having very thick, wavy hair, and 'Greek'-like facial and body features.  My gg-grandmother, Cely, looked just like an older version of the Tuscarora women, in the photo that I saw of her.  (Except that she was wearing clothes, lol.  In fact, she was wearing a traditionally Cherokee styled, home-sewn calico dress.)

"The original settlers suffered with the climate, a lack of provisions, diseases and Indian problems. The colony was almost wiped out in a few years after settlement when the Tuscarora Indians, a local tribe who dominated the native populations in North Carolina, attacked unexpectedly, murdering men women and children. They were defeated by militia from South Carolina and the colony eventually began to prosper."

"Proving" Native status for the purpose of either including or excluding Human beings of their rights to live on their land and survive the cold and hunger, has become a subject of much political debate and outright fraud.

More Iroquois wisdom...

They were here a long time...

Throughout the eighteenth century the Cherokees were engaged in chronic warfare with their Indian neighbors.

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