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Southeastern Indians were irate after several non-Native Americans mocked their traditions while commenting on an archaeological discovery of Maya place names and apparent Itza Maya ruins in the Georgia Mountains. The Creek Indians of Georgia went on the warpath after an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about the discovery only interviewed four non-Native Americans, who had no professional backgrounds in Mesoamerican archaeology and architecture. The Native Americans’ weapon of choice in the 21st century is the DNA test. The initial results of this technological offensive have not been quite what was expected.
HIAWASSEE, GA – January 10, 2012 -- A picturesque mountain resort town, surrounded by indigo blue Lake Chatuge has become the next scene of a unanticipated revolution in the understanding of North America’s past. Hiawassee is the county seat of Towns County, the home of the Georgia Mountain Fair. The fair began in the 1960s as an amateurish event held in an old school house that was hosted by mountain belles in bonnets and dresses made from flour sacks. Now it is a sophisticated entertainment complex.
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