Saturday 31 August 2013

The Duhare: A Gaelic Colony in North America Nearly 500 Years Ago

Three Irish Men by Albert Durer 1521

Although it is generally acknowledged today that Christoper Columbus and his murderous freemasonic flotilla were probably among the last to 'discover' North America - as just about every other sea faring culture from around the Atlantic and Pacific were exploring the Americas for thousands of years prior - a lost piece of history has produce evidence of an Irish settlement in South Carolina from around 490 years ago. As is the case with these kinds of events, the great minds of academia have spent decades ignoring this interesting piece of information.

In 1521, Spanish explorers Francisco Gordillo and Pedro de Quejo who were looking to settle in the Americas - independent of Cortés’ incursions into Mexico - began searching for locations to cultivate sugar cane as well as seeking out possible mining opportunities, only to find a community of Irish cheese makers already living there. In 1522 Professor Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, interrogated Gordillo, Quejo and some others, before submitting his findings to the king. The report was published posthumously in a book named “De Orbe Novo” (About the New World.) and tells of tribe called "The Duhare Cheese-Makers" whom Peter Martyr recorded its name as Duhare.

The Duhare were described as being Europeans, who seemed to possess few metal tools. They had red to brown hair, tan skin and gray eyes. The men wore full beards and were much taller than the Spanish. The ancestors of the Creek Indians were at least a foot taller than the Spanish. The ancestral Creek men wore moustaches and high leaders wore beards, but the beards were thin like those of the Chinese and Koreans. Nevertheless, Spanish accounts clearly labelled the Duhare, Caucasians, even though their houses and pottery were apparently similar to those of American Indians.

The people of Duhare were also highly skilled and productive farmers. Raising livestock and they grew large quantities of Indian corn, plus another grain, which the Spanish did not recognise. They also grew several varieties of potatoes and all the other vegetables that had been developed in the New World. The king of Duhare was named Datha. He was described by the Spanish as being a giant, even when compared to his peers. He had five children and a wife as tall as him. Datha had brightly coloured paint or tattoos on his skin that seemed to distinguish him from the commoners.

In 1922 archaeologist, Gerald Millanich while investigating the similarity of Irish petroglyphs to those in the State of Georgia found translations for the Duhare words, recorded by the Spanish. Duhare can either be translated as “place of the Clan Hare” . . . or if the Duhare came from west of the Shannon River, it meant, “du’hEir – place of the Irish.”  Datha was a standard Medieval Irish Gaelic word that means “painted.” Since the Spanish recorded that he covered his skin with pigments or tattoos, as was traditional among the Gaelic and Pictish tribes, this name makes perfect sense. 

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  1. Your Miley video is all ready killed, please blog about it so we can get your perspective. Looking forward to the next Velocity episode.


  2. Yes, those stories of "giants in America" were Indians-- in this area, it was not unusual for a native man to be seven feet tall. In fact, the Indian killer Lewis Wetzel murdered a Lenape chief just north of here who was ready to sign a peace treaty and the chief was seven feet tall. Pixie comes from "Pict shee" -- painted fairy. All very interesting... thanks for this!

    1. The Irish have been going to America even before pre-chrustian times, its been in our history our worded history as well written, look at the name Duharevwhich is old Irish for the Irish. Datha meaning Pained in old Irish.
      And many other similarities within The text. Which I do believe has been overlooked for whatever reason.
      Come to Ireland and learn about our culture. We've been told about the great land of Ireland since we were children, the great land of the Irish. That is what we called America.

    2. The Irish were the tallest people in Europe up on to the Great Hunger the famine times.
      Columbus actually came to Ireland long before he went to America, that is where he learnt of the new land. He even stopped of here to pick up an navigator to show him the way on route to the Americas follow the paper trial.

  3. The Irish passed on their knowledge of Iceland and the New World to the vikings/Norse, so clearly they had insight via St. Brendan, the Veneti, Greeks or Phoenicians. The copper mines of Lake superior were not worked by native tribes and the North Eastern native Y-DNA shows European haplogroup R1. The Columbus advocates like to ignore all this though.