Listen HERE. One of our BEST Encore (Repeat) shows. Our guest is independent historian and author, Xaviant Haze. His book, “The Suppressed History of America: The Murder of Meriwether Lewis and the Mysterious Discoveries of the Lewis and Clark Expedition” published by Bear & Company was co-authored with Paul Schrag.
It’s too bad that the “history” most of us learn from public school isn’t this interesting.
If it was, perhaps more of us would have paid better attention in our history class. What goes on behind the scenes is anything but boring. That is as true from the past as it is today. Just because the people that lived two hundred years ago didn’t have today’s modern conveniences, doesn’t mean that there weren’t ulterior motives, hidden agendas, and suppressed findings.
Based on his own independent findings, Xaviant Haze makes the case that the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 was the first “black-op” of the United States of America. Thomas Jefferson made The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 from the struggling Napoleon Bonaparte. France had controlled the territory from 1699 to 1762, then gave the territory to Spain, but took it back in 1800 in hopes of building a North American French empire. But a slave revolt in Haiti and another pending war with Britain forced Bonaparte to sell the territory to raise money.
Then President Jefferson jumped at the chance to buy the Louisiana Territory. However, strict Constitutionalists of the times strongly opposed Jefferson, making the case that the President did not have the authority to make such a deal. But, having a grander vision for America, Jefferson did it anyway to once and forever remove the European influence over the United States and to gain control of the Mississippi River and the very important port of New Orleans.
“Constitutional controversy” is NOT a modern experience.
To “see what we bought for $15,000,000 (about 2¢ to 3¢ per acre!)” President Jefferson commissioned his friend, Captain Meriwether Lewis and the captain's associate Lieutenant William Clark to explore and map the territory. The expedition took longer than expected, 28 months with no communication. There was a time when Jefferson thought the expedition party may well have been lost.
The story is the stuff of legend and obviously stoked Xaviant Haze’s imagination enough to want to do his own independent research. In Philadelphia, Xaviant had the golden opportunity to hold in his hands and read the small notebooks from the expedition. What he discovered was staggering.
Red-haired, blue-eyed, “Indians” that spoke Welch! Evidence of explorers from Europe and Asia LONG BEFORE Columbus. The Fountain of Youth, and evidence of a long lost race if giants! The findings are so outrageous and challenging of the established powers-that-be of the day – including The Smithsonian Institute.
But the plot thickens when in September 1809, Meriwether Lewis, then Governor of Upper Louisiana, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself twice and then slashing his wrists, as claimed in the 1962 book, “Suicide Or Murder?: The Strange Death Of Governor Meriwether Lewis” by Vardis Fisher. Doesn’t quite pass the “Sniff Test”, does it?
“Hidden history” can be SO JUICY! Xaviant and I explore these and other FAR OUT findings from his fascinating book!
You can visit Xaviant’s website, HERE.
Xaviant's Blog HERE.
Xaviant on Facebook HERE.
Buy The Suppressed History of America HERE._
Thank you for listening,