The Sea People in North America

Muskogee-Creeks in Oklahoma are going to have a hissy fit.

Part Six of the Mesolithic Period in Eastern North America

by Richard L. Thornton, Architect and City Planner

About 2 1/2 years ago, I had been spending the surrealistic, early months of the pandemic in seclusion, when I realized that I had come to a conclusion that couldn’t be possible. You see, I had been working on a comprehensive etymology of Native American place names and words in Georgia, which was not based on folklore, but on university-published dictionaries of Indigenous American languages, plus several archaic languages of Europe and the Pacific Basin . . . 28 dictionaries in all to translate over 400 place names and words, now used in English.

I called up my friend, Dr. Don Yates, founder and CEO of DNA Consultants, Inc. He is also from Georgia and is primarily of Creek, Cherokee and Sephardic Jewish heritage. “Don, have I gone completely off the deep end? I have been using the deductive techniques applied by US Naval Intelligence to break codes . . . a stack of university-published dictionaries . . . and a book named the Indo-European Cognate Dictionary. I have concluded that roots of the Muskogee Creek language began in the mountains of North Carolina between Franklin, Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard and involved the mixing of peoples who spoke Illyrian, Latin, Archaic Irish and Proto-Scandinavian. It’s a European language, mixed with Itza Maya and Panoan from Peru that they picked up from my Itsate Creek ancestors. But even the Panoans have several share words with modern Swedish.

You know Don, the region in Georgia, where I am finding portrayals of Bronze Age ships, European astronomical symbols and early Scandinavian written languages is just south of where the Muskogee-speakers seemed to have originated. That certainly does not seem to be a coincidence. There were several tribes in eastern Georgia, whose name can be translated as “Sea People” in Itza Maya, Panoan or Archaic Irish. However, one Creek tribe had a a pure Anglisk name . . . from when the Angles (English) lived in southern Scandinavia.”

Oh, and there was one Creek tribe with a hybrid Polynesian-Archaic Irish name that means “Ocean People”. It is Wassaw-le on the Georgia landscape, but recorded as Guasali by the De Soto Expedition. The Shawnee Language seems to be Archaic Irish mixed with one or more American Indian languages.”

The tribe that lived in Northeast Georgia near petrolglyphs, portraying Bronze Age ships, were called the Sokee (As in Soque River).  The word means “Sea People” in Archaic Norwegian, but also is the Norse name for the Sea Sami of northern Lapland. Their descendants are the Miccosukee of Florida and Thlophthlocco Creek Tribal Town in Oklahoma.”

I continued. “Actually, it is worse than that. I can translate many of the tribal names within the Creek Confederacy and most all of the Uchee tribes with an Archaic Irish dictionary . . . but their Creek name of Uchee (Ue-tshe) is Illyrian from the Adriatic Sea Coast of the Balkan Peninsula. The Muskogees have two words for water. One is Illyrian. The other is Latin! Yuchi is also the name of a sea faring people, who settled in Taiwan, but have Polynesian cultural traditions. The Muskogee-Creeks in Oklahoma are going to have a hissy fit, if I publish this!”

Maps of North America, produced by the French Royal Cartographer Guillaume De L’Isle in the late 1600s and early 1700s, labeled the region of North Carolina, where I think the Muskogee language originated, “Cofachi.” The word means “Descendants of Mixed Race People.” The famous town of Cofitachequi, visited by Hernando de Soto’s Expedition in 1540 was obviously the same people. Recorded words from Cofitachequi are Muskogee Creek! The Chalaque, located south of them were NOT Cherokee, but a primitive hunter-gatherer people, probably from northern Mexico.

I expected Don to start laughing. He didn’t. He calmly responded with. “Yes, the Sea People. They were originally from Illyria, but seemed to have picked up peoples from the coastal areas of western and northern Europe. The Polynesians seemed to have explored the entire planet, so probably were labeled “Sea People” also. We are studying the Muskogee Creeks now and also found the Illyrian and Basque DNA. You are right on target.”

Knowing now that Don was not going to laugh at me, I told Don that I had found two large towns in Georgia that were definitely occupied by those tall, red-headed people with super-sized brains, that were called the Paracusa in Peru. The towns were located on the Etowah River in the Allatoona Mountains and at Indian Springs near the Ocmulgee River, north of Macon and Ocmulgee Mounds. Were Proto-Creek elite descendants of the Paracusa responsible for the large towns being later developed on the Etowah and Ocmulgee Rivers? The Paracusa’s DNA has been traced to southern Ukraine. It also shows up in the Burgundy region of France and among Hungarians.

Don and I continued to discuss the totally bizarre, but same results coming from our independent methods of sleuthing North America’s past. We finally concluded that despite what current history books say, early mankind roamed the oceans of the world until at least 1200 BC. “American Indian” DNA from eastern Siberia, is just one of the ancient DNA sources that make up modern Indigenous Americans.

So, as readers are introduced to the latest scientific studies coming out of the Great Lakes region and northern Canada, keep in mind that other research in Dixie by two good ole mixed-blood Native American boys from Jawja is also uncovering a very different past for North America and western Europe than one reads in the standard history textbooks.

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  1. WOW !! Such wonderful research. I didn’t realize that the Native American history was so involved. I have a job keeping track of the Minoans in my study let alone your study Richard. Are you still of the opinion that the Minoans reached America. ?

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    1. I don’t have any theories, when I do research Duann. I just follow the leads, wherever they take me. That’s why I had to call up Don to make sure that I had not ventured into Lala Land. LOL


  2. To me this seems to indicate the Sea Peoples were descendants of the Bell Beakers (which the Deptford Pottery resembles). However, that would mean there were other peoples in America before them that were responsible for the Old Copper Complex around Great Lakes. (That being said I have heard an argument for Bell Beakers spreading West to East rather than East to West as is the current understanding). Additionally, would the Adena with double rows of teeth be genetically distinct from the Paracusa?

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    1. Interesting article, but typical from Eastern US universities. The authors failed to mention that the oldest human DNA is located in Brazilian Amazonia and southern Argentina-Chile and it is Australoid. Also, the oldest pottery in the Americas is found in the Amazon Basin. Archaeological work at the culturally advanced sites in Amazonia have been traced to a mother culture at the mouth of the Amazon River on the Atlantic Ocean. Also, I was amused that the researchers from Emory University had no clue that many of the tribes on the South Atlantic Coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida were from South America. Part of my NA DNA is also from Eastern Peru – western Amazonia.

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