Saturday, September 05, 2015

Location of the Mystery Eagle at the "Old" Pilot Mound, Manitoba: Aquila in the Ancient Land Survey of Native America by Astronomy

The hypothetical ancient Native America land survey map that we published in the previous posting had several crossing points for which we had no corresponding ancient rock art, megalithic, petroglyphic or other landmark site.

One of those mystery points was a major potential land survey and multiple Native American Indian trail crossroad -- in southern Manitoba, Canada, as already discussed for the La Reviere location as meeting place of many ancient Indian trails.

That crossing point is shown in the image below by the large yellow circle on an underlying Google Earth Pro map (copyright Google, presented here as fair use -- the text additions and interpretations are of course independently ours, as we not affiliated with Google). If this memory-intensive image does not resolve here see https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FD_9HBLawVo/Ver647EgmbI/AAAAAAAAD1g/cC2aMutkUDY/s320/Native%2BAmerica%2BLand%2BSurvey%2BManitoba%2BEagle.png" style="" border="0" height="320" width="286"

The Mystery Crossroads - Looking for the Eagle
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Given that

-- all of our other very general and geographically loose (i.e. may not correspond to modern divisions) previous identifications inter alia of Alberta as Sagittarius, Saskatchewan as Scorpio, Montana as Boötes, California and Oregon as Virgo, the Southwest as Leo, Texas as Gemini, Mexico as Orion and Taurus, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as Auriga, Perseus and Pleiades, Florida as Cetus, Georgia as Aries and Pisces, Tennessee as Cassiopeia, Ohio as the Center of Heaven, the Peterborough Glyphs and vast surroundings as Cygnus (a change from Stars Stones and Scholars), Thunder Bay and surroundings, probably including Minnesota, as Hercules, and Cahokia as Ursa Major --

it could only be that
Manitoba by a process of exclusion had to be Aquila, the Eagle.

We thus said to ourselves, that there must be some marker there near that hypothetical land survey point, And so we combed the area via Google Earth Pro -- and, indeed, the missing, splendid EAGLE is exactly what we have found, unexpectedly as it were in the form we found it, as a relief somehow etched into the ground and still reflected by the topography of modern farming, a discovery which led us to issue the Great Google Earth Eagle Mystery Challenge.

The Mystery Eagle of Pilot Mound, Manitoba, Canada
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As one can read in the right corner,
the underlying image is copyright Digital Globe and Google,
and we use it here as fair use.

The Mystery Eagle is found just North of Pilot Mound, Manitoba, Canada, a town which was relocated from the "Old Mound" found at GPS N49.22472, W98.91239 i.e. 49.224720° (North) and -98.912390° (West). The head of the eagle is located just to the right of the Pilot Mound "old mound" (there is also a second potential head of a bird to its right).

The tailfeathers and talons of the Eagle are virtually right on the Manitoba Highway 3, the Boundary Commission Trail referred to in our previous posting on A First Nations Clue to the Location of the Eagle of The Great Google Earth Eagle Mystery Challenge: The Boundary Commission Trail as the Oldest Highway in the West and the Boundary Between the USA and Canada.

We have our EAGLE.

THIS POSTING IS Posting Number 138 of The Great Mound, Petroglyph and Painted Rock Art Journey of Native America

Location of the Mystery Eagle at the "Old" Pilot Mound, Manitoba: Aquila in the Ancient Land Survey of Native America by Astronomy

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