LOST SHIP IN THE DESERT







SEVEN CITIES OF CIBOLA


My uncle, because of his rather extensive travels in the desert southwest had, over time, developed a strong working knowledge and familiarity with most aspects of Native American rock art. I was barely under his tutelage and not even ten-years old before we started exploring the desert southwest together, or more as it most likely was in the beginning, he went and took me with him. One of our first major stops included actually going to one of Seven Cities of Cibola, the ruins of an ancient Zuni pueblo with the name Kyaki:Ma. We may have visited others of the seven or more, but of the seven I remember Kyaki:Ma for a highly specific reason.(see)

On a number of our ventures together at petroglyph sites he pointed out many petroglyphs as being decidedly different, and of which he said were not of Native American origin, but were instead ancient Chinese ideographs.

The question I asked my uncle was he in effect telling me that not only Vikings came up the Colorado River, but so too did the Chinese? His answer was: not necessarily. He said most likely they had come overland from the Pacific following established trails and routes used by the Native Americans for trade, probably led by guides or trailing a group of traders returning to the Colorado River area. From there he said they headed up river toward the Grand Canyon. See:


BUDDHISM IN AMERICA BEFORE COLUMBUS


UNCLE SCROOGE: FAULTY FORTUNE


RETURN TO:

KLONDIKE BIG INCH LAND COMPANY

VIKINGS OF THE DESERT SOUTHWEST


GERMAN SUBMARINE ATTACK ON HOOVER DAM


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