- How often does one find a book which combines history, anthropology, geology, mystery, modern analytical method and human emotion in a manner worthy of the best fiction? Such is Scott Wolter and Richard Nielsen's archeological page-turner on the Kensington Rune Stone, an inscription from medieval Minnesota that has acted as a lightning rod for controversy about the Scandinavian presence in the Americas. Panther's Lodge is pleased to announce that Wolter's book and a range of forgotten archeological reprints will be offered on our site, courtesy of the Ancient American Bookstore in Colfax, Wisconsin. Many of these rare books were published in the nineteenth century and have been out of print for more than a hundred years. Several fine contributions—like Records of Ancient Races in the Mississippi Valley, by William McAdams (1887, price $15.95)— were buried under an avalanche of orthodoxy, as the Smithsonian Institution and other authorities judgmentally dismissed any publication on the so-called Moundbuilder cultures as pseudo-science. Many were, but many weren't. Scott Wolter is the host of a popular History Channel program, "American Unearthed." According to the show's promotional material, Wolter, who is a forensic geologist and the president of the Minnesota based American Petrographic Services, has developed a new branch of science called archaeopetrography that can be useful in tackling America's ancient mysteries. "The first artifact Wolter studied using this new science was the Kensington Rune Stone," say the show's producers, "which he believes is an authentic, pre-Columbian land claim carved here in America by none other than the Knights Templar." The Kensington Rune Stone was the subject of a documentary special called Holy Grail in America that aired on History in 2009. Now, in America Unearthed on H2, Scott has the chance to use forensic geology and archaeopetrography to explore many other untold stories in American history. "Wolter's work changes everything we think we know about our past." I have known Wolter for many years, having heard his first provocative presentations at meetings of the Institute for the Study of American Cultures in Columbus, Ga. It is an honor to carry his book and help spread the word about the multi-ethnic past of America's ancient sites, too often lumped together as silent monuments incapable of speaking the truth to us. It is time for the ludicrous wooden Indian of the academic establishment to yield to voices of a new generation of popular scientists with innovative approaches.
Panther’s Lodge Grand Re-opening
As part of the festivities of the re-opening of Panther’s Lodge as a publisher site (it used to be an information site only), we are offering a free copy of one of our little known publications, the story of Chief Two White Feathers.
Use coupon code EX27B at Smashwords, where you can choose between pdf, epub or Kindle (mobi). This is an indispensable book to have in your library if you ever wondered what goes on in a medicine man’s head. Enjoy, and tell us what you think of our new look. Good until June 10, 2013 at Smashwords.
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Panther’s Lodge is a publisher and seller of traditional and e-books in American Indian, ethnic, regional and historical fiction and non-fiction. Our imprint labels include Cherokee Chapbooks, The Cherokee Press and Tlvdatsi Books. We welcome new authors, especially those who may find it hard to be published because of their ethnic interests or background.
Panther’s Lodge was conjured into being by the needs of visitors like you and owes its success to your interest over the years. It is an honor you are here. We hope you will come back often and pass on what you may have learned. Sometimes it is sufficient simply to be around other Indians and people of like-mindedness and spirit. So feel free to just hang out, sample one of our e-books or leave a comment.