Pirates and Indians in America

Let us take up ‘History of America’ at the point where the last of the Indian Allies of the Pirates are at the point of deserting them and joining up with the Catholics.  This is the middle of the story, mid 1700’s, because how the pirates and certain Indian tribes came to be allies is another story that I suspect has something to do with the slave trade.

We’ve established that Pirates were settling along the Eastern coast of America, as well as certain Caribbean Islands.  We’ve introduced the fact that the governors and pirates had commissions from Protestants to attack Catholic ships.  So there must have been enough Catholic ships going back and forth to make this such a growing enterprise beginning in the early 1500’s.  This is a reminder of how well established the early Catholic settlements were at that time, though they weren’t directly on the coast. The interior of the North American continent was being settled rapidly, and it was prospering, because it was protected from the East coast pirates by impassable forests for about 200 years.  European Catholics flooded into Mexico and Canada and so the Pirates were surrounded, but walled off from the interior by this wilderness. The pirate’s only outlet was the Atlantic Ocean.  The few images of early Catholic settlements that survive show large beautiful buildings with porticos and landscaping in Mexico City, San Antonio, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana and St. Louis, Missouri, to name a few.  Some of these towns were already beautiful as early as the mid 1500’s.  There were rural missions and churches everywhere, with expanses of wilderness in between. The ruins of those Catholic buildings can still be seen all over the American continent.

There was a regular flotilla of ships from Europe that provided goods to these settlements and it is this flotilla over which the Pirates drooled.  Catholic settlements were growing and many more Indians were becoming Catholic because it was a good life, and it meant survival.  Theyanoguin represented the main allies of the Pirates, the Iroquois, and he was angry at being asked by these Pirate governors to attack the Catholics for them.  His meeting with the Governors is his announcement that the Iroquois are joining the Catholics.  At this point, only the Mohawks are with the Pirates.  This is a very important event in American history, and Catholics especially ought to commemorate it.

The Iroquois Announce their Catholic Alliance to the Pirates

In July of 1748 a big official Conference is called to meet in Albany, New York.  This is a meeting between the Iroquois and the governors of the Colonies. The Governors of the colonies received their salaries and commissions from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations in London.  What this title says is that these Lords gave to the Governors legal Commissions to steal from merchant traders who were Catholic.  The governors then hired pirates or rangers who terrorized the trade routes legally, but who had to give the Lords half the stolen goods in trade for the legal Commission.  The governors managed the slave plantations in the colonies where they worked the captured people who had not been ransomed or purchased. By no means was slavery limited to black people. Sometimes the governor and the pirate traded places. Under this legal situation, the Governors Shirley and Clinton sent complaints to their Lords, bemoaning that from Fort St. Frederick, the settlers who were their intended victims

 “were enabled to send out parties of Indians and French to harass the Frontiers of New York and New England and it served their parties as a secure retreat in case of their being pursued by a superior force;

The fort being only three days travelling from the English Frontiers and about half way between Albany and Montreal in Canada;

Whereas the parties sent from New York into Canada were under great difficulties by their being obliged wither to pass near that Fortress or to go a great way round thro’ a vast Mountainous Dessert, & had no place of retreat for their security, or for recruiting either with Provision or Ammunition.”

The two governors were asking the Lords for reinforcements and money that would enable them to continue stealing and collecting slaves from the Catholic settlers and their Indian allies.  The Governors, instead of building forts and infrastructure with the money, were stealing the money and avoiding real warfare. The Iroquois Indians were getting no benefit from that situation because they were counting on capturing slaves and loot.  The Iroquois realized that the English were cowards, liars and were burning their own hastily and poorly built phony forts in order to defraud their governments.  They were faking pirate attacks on supply ships where insiders aided each other to defraud the owners and they divvied up the loot between them.  They did the same inside the French government when they could.  But the settlers had independent means, so the Catholics were winning, still able to defend themselves in alliance with the Catholic Indians.  The pirates didn’t stand a chance at this point in the mid 1700’s, and Theyanoguin was ashamed to be associated with such losers, he made that clear.

Indians controlled the land in 1750, that much is certain, but some were Catholic and some weren’t.  No European in America at that time could prevent any large group of allied Indians from doing anything they wanted to do.  This is because the Indians had a strong Confederation that rose above all Europeans. It was called the Brotherhood of the 5 Nations.  The Pirates had their Indian allies, for a while, and the Catholics had theirs, in numbers that kept growing.  The Catholic Indians and the Catholic Europeans had agreed to the same religion, if not the same culture and mores right away.  There was no choice but for the Catholics to accept certain widespread practices of the Indians, for lack of any option, being in the minority.  The two groups maintained a very long-term alliance under the umbrella of the Independent Orders of Catholic Church, sponsored directly by certain Catholic monarchs, because the central government of the Catholic Church was being undermined and infiltrated by degrees, like all institutions at that time.

From the information gleaned from the research, it’s clear that the Catholic Europeans sought out Indian friendship in concrete ways, and the Indians appreciated this.

The Catholic Indians and Europeans intermarried among important families, they traded together and they worked together to keep the pirates away.  Catholic hospitals, schools, seminaries, convents and orphanages were in operation. Catholics actually paid the Indians land rent for large tracts of land which the Europeans used for mining and agriculture.  They cooperated in defense against pirates who attempted to steal what the settlers and Indians were producing. That is the reason they lived peacefully together for so long. The Catholics had been the only settlers in that interior part of North America since the earliest fishing boats were spotted there in the 1500’s when Verrazano reported seeing hundreds of them.   They had plenty of time to establish themselves firmly on the interior regions, far from Pirate activity, which finally began to reach them around the mid 1700’s.  Even then, the American Revolution had the result of getting rid of some of the pirates as ‘Royalists’  who were then exiled from the coastal cities.  This episode gave the American Catholic settlers another 100 years of so to procreate, put more land under cultivation and develop mining and manufacturing operations without too much interference.  It wasn’t until after the Civil War that the Pirates took control again in a big way. Our Lady of La Sallette, pointed to the year that the Civil War was lost by the south as the beginning of the eclipse of the Catholic Church. But meanwhile, Theyanoguin is giving the Catholics another 100 years of survival time by refusing to attack the Catholics for the Protestant Governors and their Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations in 1748.  He knew he would have lost anyway.

While the Pirates were selling forts, the French Catholics had established a strategically placed mission for the Iroquois at La Presentation (Oswegatchie, New York).  By the summer of 1753, it housed nearly four hundred Iroquois of various tribes, under the direction of Father Francois Picquet.  Fort Rouille at Toronto was built in 1750.  That summer, a “senior English Indian agent”, Conrad Weiser, complained that the new chief Sachem of the Iroquois was a Roman Catholic Onondaga and that his tribe, as well as the Cayuga and Seneca, had ‘turned Frenchmen’”.

This is to say that they turned Catholic.

At that time, French was the international language, especially among Catholics whose leading families were intermarried among all the European nations and beyond. The Catholic Church, through the generous hands of Catholic Queens, sponsored settlements that originated from different areas of Europe.  French was spoken among all educated people outside of France, so the Indians refer to the Catholic settlers as ‘French’, and the Pirate settlers as ‘English’.  The first genealogies in the New World America have almost nothing but French names for many generations, with a number of Indian names mixed in, but this changed after 1800.

The Conference being called in Albany New York was to deal with the obvious fact that the Catholic settlers were winning.

The most important representative of the Iroquois Indians at this time is Theyagoguin, also called Chief Hendrick.  The New York Historical Society in New York City has an image of him from the early 1750’s.  He has a long straight nose and thin lips, big cheeks and and a very small chin, straight hair and small ears. He seems small but muscular, wearing a toga draped over one arm, with the other arm bare. He wears a sideways crown ear-clip and an oval medal on a ribbon around his neck, but I can’t tell what is on the medal from the image I have. He has a tomahawk in one hand, the other hand is hidden.

The venerable Theyanoguin orator, warrior and Protestant had visited England twice, known to them as Hendrick Peters, prominent among the Mohawk Sachems.

Theyanoguin is the representative who shows up with 150 Iroquois Warriors.  At the end of a series of angry and justified complaints against the ‘English’ he announced an end to their alliance saying: “We will send a Belt of Wampum to our Brothers the 5 Nations to acquaint them that the Covenant Chain is broken between you and us”, and he and his delegation stalked out angry and disappointed.

The evidence was clear that the Iroquois Indians were being betrayed by their Pal Pirates of the Devil Colonies.  Theyanagouin’s best men were being killed, Indian land titles were under dispute with no chance for justice, the Catholic camp was growing more powerful every day.  Before his angry last words, he let them know that the Iroquois would now join up with the Catholic Alliance.  It was already a done deal, Theyanogouin made them understand, he was only there to make the official announcement of an end to the Pirate Alliance, which they called the Covenant Chain.

The Pirates were in a panic.

These are the events surrounding the Massacre at Fort Williams, which is the point when all the Indians and all the French, Catholic and in-between on all sides fully acted upon their anger at the pirates.  The Indians realized that Pirates come in both English and French versions, as well as Indian. The Indians had an immediate justice system that is very well defined and was demonstrated at Fort Williams, the details of which are forthcoming. I already mentioned that they turned on the English there, but they also turned on their own Indian traitors, and the details illustrate exactly how the Red Phrygian Cap System worked. But first we need to get an idea of the landscape that prevented the pirates from getting to the early American Catholic settlements in those days, and how the biggest enemy of the American settlers were European pirates, while their best friends were the Catholic Indians.

The Canadian historian W. Wood, in ‘The Fight for Canada: Bigot and Cadet”, on page 309 writes:  “There were so many natural obstacles to overcome at every step of the hindering way through the illimitable forest, that even American Rangers and British Regulars together could never succeed in getting their inland expeditions to strike home at the heart of New France.”  We are told that the Sea power of England was so decisive at that point that she “interposed two thousand miles between Old France and New”, cutting both trade and communication during this time.

It was not only English sea power, which is to say, Pirates, but also the double agents that worked from the inside, often surrendering entire supply ships to their buddy pirates so they could all split the proceeds and sell the goods to the very people on shore from whom it was stolen.  Historian Mr. Wood goes on to inform us that the next goal of the Pirate clan was to cut off communication between the Catholic Forts around the mouth of the Mississippi River, and those at the upper regions toward Canada.   The Catholics had built a ‘Rosary’ chain of excellent masonry Forts from the Upper Great Lakes down along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans and at Mobile.  There were beautiful old Catholic Forts and Settlements from New Orleans on South to Mexico City and into Central America.

The link to the Pacific Islands was established with the Franciscan settlements along the West coast at California. There were Catholic trading posts from Alaska to South America by the mid 1700’s. Catholics from Europe were getting support and sponsorship from the monarchies and the church there, as well as from independent merchants who were being hurt by trade monopolies being granted amongst the illegitimate usurpers occupying government positions everywhere.  So people were quickly moving in to settle those remote regions that had Catholic missions and Catholic protection.  To the Pirates, these settlements were seen as an opportunity to destroy and haul off other people’s goods and the fruits of their labor.  Murder, rape and mayhem would be part of that picture.

The only way to get to these Catholic settlements, for a long time was through one single river passage that was protected by a Catholic Fort, and this was the arrangement in several different places all over the American continent.  These Catholic Forts functioned for at least 200 years of settlement time.  That’s at least six generations of families with about 12 children each.  This is what the genealogies illustrate among the Acadians between the years 1600-1700 .  The later genealogies of the 1800’s show a continuing trend of large families for another 100 years, plus an influx of more Europeans who did the same.  Europe was suffering from plagues, torrential rains, and other natural disasters during these years, in addition to the general corruption of government that resulted in taxes high enough to clear out entire territories of people.  These are the people who make up the America that we know today.  Statistics published in Catholic World show an immense number of Catholic schools and Catholic students in all the major cities of the Americas by the year 1900.  Not only many excellent Catholic Schools but there were beautiful Catholic Cathedrals and hospitals and orphanages in every city and town and this lasted until the time of Vatican II, and the 1960’s.  Not that long ago.

Most of the pirates were exiled to Canada as Royalists after the American Revolution.  They ended up in some of the most remote regions because they were the late-comers.  They will make their appearance again, but Canadian historian Bryce tells of their poverty, ignorance and misery in some detail during their resettlement period in Canada where they were basically wards of the government. By the early 1920’s they emerge as the “poor white trash” and ‘”hillbillies” who started moon-shine whiskey operations in the remote mountains.  Prohibition suddenly makes them rich again.  They also reappear as  Protestant Missionaries and politicians of all sorts, working through the Freemasons, taking control of education and misguiding generations of young Americans in what they call ‘public schools’, creating phony wars and various forms of mischief.  When it comes to history, they simply lie about it.

The Author Ian K. Steele did a great deal of research on the Fort William Henry Massacre and published it in a book called ‘Betrayals’ in 1990.  He focused on the many ways that published lies about the event were used to promote different political agendas for the next 100 years.  Fort William Henry is never spoken of at all in Acadian history.  There is only one reference to the entire early American period that I ever heard growing up, and I did hear this often at home, it was the term ‘sold the fort’ to describe when someone messes up a really good project for selfish and moronic reasons.  The story of American History is the story of how the Forts were sold. A Fort is a community project, no one has the right to sell it, but the nature of a Fort is that it only takes one person on the inside to leave the gate open and thereby collect a reward and keep their own family safe.

The prostitute in the Old Testament Bible story who opened the gate was told to leave a red ribbon in the window as a sign that her house was to be protected from the invaders.

In America, and that includes Canada, USA and Mexico, it’s the red Phrygian cap on a pole that is a signal for the traitors on both sides to cooperate, so the forts can be ‘sold’ amongst themselves, and the fruits of everyone else’s hard labor, talents or skills can be stolen on a systematic basis.  Looking at their own plans however, it is clear that the pirates depend on cutting off communication between people.  As soon as communication is opened again, the tides turn.

To be continued.

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