Indo-European and Pre-Indo-European words in the Muskogee-Creek language

The Origins of the Chickasaw & Creek Peoples – Part Five

by Richard L. Thornton, Architect and City Planner

In case someone is tempted to holler “poppycock,” may I remind the readers, that highly respected archaeologists have unearthed ancient bronze and iron tools and weapons within several mounds in Georgia and North Carolina. These include the T. F. Nelson Mound (Caldwell County, NC – 1880s-Smithsonian), the Ellijay Mounds, Gilmer County, GA (1925 – Warren K. Moorehead), Mouth of the Altamaha River – Georgia (1935 – James Ford – Smithsonian), Nacoochee Valley, White County, GA (1939 – Robert Wauchope) and several mounds on the Oconee River (1951 – Phillip White – Harvard-Peabody Museum). Those found by the Smithsonian on the Altamaha were given to the State of Georgia and put on display for about a decade. Georgia Parks & Historic Sites employees refused to cooperate in the search for these artifacts – per recommendation of un-named archaeologists.

Copper, bronze and iron smelters were later used as burials at this site in Caldwell County, NC. A former site for smelting copper and iron ore was later covered by a conventional “Indian” burial mound. The skeletons were American Indians. There were still artifacts, bits of metal and clinkers in the beehive-shaped furnaces. Stone artifacts were buried with the skeletons.

Two years ago, with infrared remote sensing, I found the footprint of an Iberian Sun God temple underneath an Itza Maya mound, which was underneath a massive Apalachete (proto-Creek) mound, which had been used as fill soil by the Georgia Department of Transportation. The location is about a half mile from my house. This discovery has really puzzled me, so I bought a state-of-the-art European Cognate dictionary to research the whole issue of the origins of the Muskogean languages.

Muskogee-Creek started out as a mixture of four ancient European languages. They were Illyrian, Gaelic (which originated in Iberia), Proto-Scandinavian and Latin. Perhaps 700 years ago that hybrid language mixed with Itsate Creek and Chickasaw to become its present form. Itsate Creek was a mixture of Chickasaw, Panoan from Peru and Itza Maya from Mexico.

Two days ago, I emailed Dr. Donald Yates at DNA Consultants, to ask him, if there was anything to back my determination that the roots of Muskogee Creek were the languages of the Adriatic Sea Basin – in particular Illyrian. The only American languages close to the Muskogean languages are Totonac, Miztec-Soque and Itza Maya. Both the Totonacs and the Mixtec-Soque’s claim that their ancestors came to Mexico from the east by boats. Was I crazy?

Nope . . . turns out that he is about to publish genetic research on the Cherokee and Creek Peoples that matches my conclusions, based on architecture and linguistics almost exactly. Illyria was the homeland of the infamous Sea Peoples, who wiped out several Bronze Age peoples, but also Illyria sent migratory bands northward to settle in southern Scandinavia, Gaul and the northern Iberian Peninsula.

Apparently, over a several thousand year period, small flotillas and individual ships would decide to stay in the Americas . . . perhaps they were wrecked by hurricanes . . . perhaps they were gold miners. Probably . . . most occupants of the ships were men. They would find American Indian females as mates. Overtime, all the languages and genes blended into a people, who looked like American Indians, but carried some very surprising genes in them.

The truth is out there somewhere!


  1. Here is what Wikipedia says: “Over a thousand Indigenous languages are spoken by the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. These languages cannot all be demonstrated to be related to each other and are classified into a hundred or so language families (including a large number of language isolates), as well as a number of extinct languages that are unclassified due to a lack of data.”

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  2. Hi,

    I enjoy your posts. In 2013 I went to “Xcaret” in Mexico. The word supposedly means “small inlet” in Maya. I’m not sure what subdialect or whatever, I’m not a linguist.

    For some reason from reading your blogs, I had a hunch to see if it had anything similar in Irish/Gaelic. And it does. Iascaireacht means “fishing”. A “small inlet” could reasonably be a place to go “fishing” too.

    I also took this picture of rock “art” in Valley of Fire state park in Nevada in 2018. It struck me as odd because it’s completely different from all the other rock art I saw there. After reading some of your posts, I thought it might be some sort of the Ogam script. I wish I’d taken more pics, there was a bit more to the right.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your insights.

    -Adam Millward Artist and Curious Person



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