BLACK MOUNTAIN COMPLEX PETROGLYPHS
Recovering Indian history from ancient Native American rock writings.
The case is not the folly (foolishness) with respect to languages. I allow that a living language is subject to continual changes, and as all languages have been so, we may say with truth, that none of them have preserved their original purity. All languages change, none has remained unchanged…
But it is nevertheless, that in spite of the changes, introduced by custom, they have not lost everything by which they are distinguished from others, which is sufficient for our present purpose…In spite of the changes brought on by changes in customs, different languages still have individual identifiers…
… and that from the Rivulets arising from the principal springs, I mean the dialects, we may ascend to the Mother Tongues themselves; and that by
attending (studying) to the observations of a learned Academician (academic), that Mother Tongues are distinguished by being more nervous (sensitive) than those derived from them, because they are formed from nature;….that they contain a greater number of words imitating (resembling) the things whereof they are the signs (for which they are signs) that they are less indebted (likely) to chance or hazard, and that that mixture (change) which forms the dialects, always deprives (robs) them of some of that energy, which the natural connection of their sound with the things they represent always give them,….Hence, I conclude, that if those characteristic marks (identifiers…natural sounds) are found in the American Languages, we cannot reasonably doubt of their being truly original and, consequently, that the People who speak them have passed over into that (western) hemisphere, a short time after the first dispersion of mankind; especially if they are entirely unknown in our (European) continent.” (Father Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix 1744) Translation: Words in the mother tongues are more sensitive than dialects of the same words, because the original words represent natural things and dialects rob them of the original sound. Therefore, if we find the original sound, we cannot doubt that the people who speak the original sound passed into the western hemisphere just after the first dispersion of humans, especially if the people are entirely unknown on the Eurasian Continent.
Analysis, observation, predictions, avocation and conjectures are one thing, first hand evidence is other: Several years ago this author ran across an ancient Native American 'story', A Mohave Historical Epic, by a cultural anthropologist named Alfred L. Kroeber. Something about the publication was disturbing; the story itself seemed to be an actual history, but with elements of mythical proportion…as do many of the Native American stories recorded by cultural anthropologists during the early part of the twentieth century. The problem wasn’t the story…it was the 'introduction' to the story that was disturbing…a three page dissertation on 'how and why' the story was recorded, as if the author, for some unknown reason,