Jesse James and the Knights of the Golden Circle: the Albert Pike Connection (Part 2)
Treasure Trove Dreams
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010
Lost Treasure Myths, Legends, and Leads
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(The top 2 lines of written "symbol" language here were developed by Albert Pike. Written "letter symbols" such as these found out in the wild could point the way to KGC caches and troves.)
In my previous post on this subject I provided basic background information on Albert Pike, his deep sympathy for the Southern cause and the Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC), and his possible association with Jesse James. But there is much more about Albert Pike to be considered by serious treasure hunters.
Let's look at some known facts about Pike (if you are a treasure hunter you would do well to file these points safely away for future reference and study):
Pike was the Chief Scottish-Rite Mason in Arkansas in the decade preceding the outbreak of the Civil War.
Pike was not only a Mason but a Knight Templar, the "highest of the highest" when it comes to secret societies. It's no secret that a number of KGC caches and troves have already been recovered in Arkansas, especially in the Ouachita Mountains region.
The Ouachitas also contain a staggering amount of verified KGC blazes, signs, and treasure symbols. It stands to reason that Pike was directly involved with the accumulation of KGC treasure and its eventual disposition in Arkansas and nearby states/territories (e.g., Oklahoma, Missouri).
It's a historical fact that Pike had close associations (other than his brief Confederate generalship of Indian and "partisan" units in the early part of the Civil War) with various Native American tribes in the Arkansas and Indian Territories regions.
This meant that Pike had access in, around, and through Indian lands. Native Americans in the area had full confidence in him and Pike could rely on their "assistance" in any number of pursuits, including establishing KGC treasure and cache locations.
Most importantly, Pike was a legal advocate for American Indians both before and after the Civil War. In one instance (and there are others) he forced the U.S. Government to cough up over $500,000 in gold coin owed to the Choctaw Nation.
My point here? Pike acted as "paymaster" after successfully brokering these deals. Starting to get the picture now? If not, note that most of the KGC caches and troves already recovered in Arkansas consisted of U.S. gold type coins of varying denominations.
Pike was a life-long student of cryptic languages and written symbols including Latin, Greek, and many other ancient civilizations as well as the visual symbols associated with Native American tribes in the Central part of the U.S.
Pike eventually developed his own variations of known historical "letter symbols" or languages. Two of these can be seen in the example I've provided at the beginning of the post and which I used in an earlier "Treasure Trove Dreams" post concerning the KGC (click this URL to view the post in question: http://treasuretrovegold.blogspot.com/2009/12/pay-particular-attention-to-first-2.html).
DO NOT underestimate the significance of Pike's "letter symbols" in tracking, verifying, and locating potential KGC treasure troves. If you come across strange letters or symbols while hunting KGC treasure these may be Pike "derivatives" and could help point the way to a cache of gold coins or even a large KGC treasure "repository." Finding one of the latter would make you a very, very, very wealthy person indeed.
That's it for now. I'll have more known facts about Albert Pike in a future post.
If you liked this post, you may want to read: "Jesse James and the Knights of the Golden Circle: the Albert Pike Connection (Part 1)"
(c) J.R. 2010
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Posted by J.R. at 7:31 AM
Labels: Albert Pike, Indian Territories, Jesse James, KGC, Knight Templar, Ouachita Mountains, Pike "letter symbols", serious treasure hunters, U.S. gold type coins