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To: Claud; SunkenCiv; All

Follow up with DNA should certainly help clarify any Mediterranean connection. On a related subject, does anyone know about reports by early explorers that the Mandan Indians spoke Welsh, or something with Welsh words? I think that the exact statement was that a Weshman in the expedition could understand/communicate with them. I seem to recall they were quickly wiped out by smallpox.


16 posted on 10/23/2011 9:24:07 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin; blam

Blam?


17 posted on 10/24/2011 4:04:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: gleeaikin; SunkenCiv
I found this:

Anomalous Mitochondrial DNA Lineages in the Cherokee

18 posted on 10/24/2011 6:20:29 AM PDT by blam
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To: gleeaikin; SunkenCiv
It is claimed by some that the Mandans are the remnants of this group:

(Prince) Madoc In America

Now, I've read also that the Lewis & Clark expedition encountered the Mandans and (it was said) did record Welsh words being used by these people.
Also, it is reported that Thomas Jefferson told Lewis & Clark not to mention anything about the Welsh words or any light skinned blue eyed people.

It is also reported that Jefferson's reason was that he was afraid that England would use this connection to make a claim to the western parts of what is now the USA.

19 posted on 10/24/2011 6:29:26 AM PDT by blam
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To: gleeaikin
Britons In USA In 6th Century - Shock Claim (Prince Madoc)
20 posted on 10/24/2011 6:32:55 AM PDT by blam
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