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I've been meaning to write an article on this for a while. Found a great source on it recently: http://pseudoarchaeology.org/a04-saundershastings.html
Wondered if you were familiar with this as a piece of Native American woo. And if you weren't, now you know (and that's half the battle).
Sounds vaguely naughty. Pics would be awesome whenever I get around to making the article. If they're SFW that is.
I'd never seen this history so interestingly analyzed. I'd only read the 'red v. white' previsionist histories in the context of "debunked fiction", but honestly, stupid as it is, never wondered why those stories were about.
As I was saying on an earlier thread, the biggest (and generally lost) battle being played out in indian studies is to filter what's likely "real" myth, from the created myth: "Mother Earth", and "great spirit" and "all religion all the time", but also the stories that find themselves scripted as near Greek epic stories of humanized gods and goddesses entwined in lovers trysts.
And a third comment is that the newest way of seeing the mound builders is still just as sterotypical and Othered. The idea that these people were uber violent cannibals who in effect defeated themselves cause they weren't smart enough to see where their civilization was going. Can't have an indian be just anyother group of people trying to live their lives, no no.