The first recorded Cherokee name.
Courtesy of Richard Thornton, People of One Fire
Those, who know Lenape, can read the many of names on this map. "Read" means they can understand what the names mean without looking them up again in the VIKING and the RED MAN.
Shawnee means "Southern Lenape."
Cherokee means "many folks,"
which is consistent with people,
who were refugees from the
English in the slave hunting era.
Chickasaw means "Shadow casters."
The Chickasaw were tall people.
They probably stood with their backs
to the sun, so the shorter people they
were talking with could step into
People with Norse DNA are often tall.
Choctaw means "Darker People."
They were described as "tan" skinned.
Tan skinned people is consistent
with other evidence that Maya people
migrated to America before colonial times.
Tennessee means "That sea"
The Tennessee river valley was considered
to be one big sea.
Tombigbee means "part of river influenced by tide."
Further upriver there was Hoboken,
which means "high banks," the same as
Also there was Wausau, which means
"winding river," the same as Wausau WI
and Warsaw, Poland.
The Norse were in all three places.
Taskalusa means to "catch the light."
Christ said "I am the light of the world."
Norse were along the Tombigbee.
Norse were Catholics.
Coweta means to "knock flat there."
Perhaps a battlefield site.
Who got knocked flat is not known.
Apalache means to "sit in hiding."
In 1715, the height of the English slave
trade, these people probably were
dwelling far up remote creeks hoping the
slave hunters would not find them.