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Dr. Charles L. Jahtlohi Kingfisher Rogers (website) and Grandfather Brian Wilkes (website) discuss Ancient Cherokee Cross Atlantic Migrations... The Berber Enigma. Wonder along with us as Brian Wilkes ponders tribal customs of the Cherokee Nation that match those of Berbers (Imazighen) living in the Atlas Mountains
What Our Historical Chiefs Have Said:
According to Chief Attakullakulla's ceremonial speech to the Cherokee Nation in 1750, we traveled here from "the rising sun" before the time of the stone age man.
What Anthropologists Say Today
The Cherokee migrated back and forth from Mexico twice, making the Ozark plateau our home the second time, about 800-1500 years ago. This fact has been proven scientifically by Dr. Tim Jones (a Cherokee descendant) of the University of Arizona -- who holds doctorate degrees in BOTH archeology AND anthropology.
What Anthropologists said in 1949
Cherokees skulls are NOT like those of other American Indians, as is shown from Anthropological evidence gathered in Archeological sites.
From a newspaper article titled For Palefaces, by Walter Carroll, Durham Morning Herald, December 11, 1949,
"Dr. Kelly explained that his initial concern with Cherokee Origins occurred when he came to the Cherokee reservation in 1929 as a fellow of the National Research Council. He had traveled from Harvard to make a racial study of the present tribes, principally their head forms, which are 'dolichocephalic,'