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Monday, March 6, 2017



NOTICE: the oars appear to be out of sync.  But if the crew is rowing up-river, it is best to keep one set of oars in the water at all times.

Normally, the "sail" would have been lowered onto the brackets.  The fore Bracket is just in front of the man in white.

This is a twenty oar craft.  The front six oar slots are for people, who want to ride along.   They were expected to bring their own oar.  If no oar men used the slots the boat could carry more cargo.

The image of a Christian Traveler is appropriate.  The Catholics, who spoke Norse, standing on the shore knew Genesis and may have known more from the bishops, who had passed through before.

A Jesuit Bishop said to new priests, "You may do nearly anything you want to their land, but do NOT damage the waterways."

The bishop also said, "They will take you where ever you want, but it you pick up a paddle and start to use it, be sure you can paddle until sunset."

Americans had wheels for the toys of the kids.  But they did not use wheels for travel.  When we think about it, wheels and the axels caused a pain in the ass. 

Friday, February 3, 2017


Here is a select list with comments to help guide your selection.  I suggest you read them in order if you can.  I find some of these books are so low priced that it is easier to buy than to wait for interlibrary loan.
GOGGLE ABEbooks for
more description.
The list is organized
 by date, 
with the oldest first, 
then author and title.

This list is evidence of a systematic
suppression by 
omission, which was started about AD 1610 by the English Protestants and is now entrenched in  North American school curriculums.

Most of the information in these books is NOT studied by the kids in school.

Academic professors 
could have, should have, made these books required reading for most Early American history courses. 

.The 1,000 year-old LENAPE History is available on line at LENAPE LAND.

Descriptio Insularum Aquilonis, (quoted in Olsen and Bourne, The Northmen, Columbus, and Cabot, 1906)
De Bremen describes the "Ocean discovered by many," the Christian Sea and the "self seeding grain."  Both clues have been ignored, perhaps deliberately, for nine centuries.

Roger Williams
The Key to the American Language
Williams changed the English and the American political environments with this book.  But apparently the political suppressors edited the words "Catholic" and "Norse" out of his text. 
But the suppressors left the paragraphs where Williams and the Governor of New York agreed that the Americans spoke the same language as the people in Iceland.
[American students are NOT taught about those paragraphs.]

The Lenape’ and their Legends,
The book includes the original pictographs and stanzas of the LENAPE HISTORY.
Brinton was sure he has saved an important history.
But he did not quite understand that the language is Norse.

Eben Norton HORSFORD
Norse Discovery of America,
 Boston, MA
A description of Norse artifacts in the Boston area.  Horsford found the scattered stones of a Catholic Church, which was destroyed by the English in AD 1612.

Native American Place Names of Massachusetts, Applewood Books, Bedford, MA.
Douglas-Lithgow lists the place names of Massachusetts, which are Norse.  
The "setts" sylable confirms the Norse Heritage.

. .
Reider T. Sherwin
The Viking and The Red Man, 
. Vols. 1-2, Funk & Wagnalls Co., NY, 
Vols 3-8 private printing.
 Eight Volumes, in 1940-42-44-46-48-50-53-56
Sherwin compiled 15,000 LENAPE=NORSE words, which are evidence that the language of most Americans was Norse.
[These volumes, which should have been filed in the linguistic section of libraries were cleverly "hidden" in the little visited "dictionary" section.]

and  E. Adamson Hoebel,
. The Cheyenne Way, 
U of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK.
This book concludes that the Cheyenne law code was similar to the Iceland Law code.

Voyages to Vinland, Alfred A. Knopf, NY.
Einar was one of the first to suggest that the missing Greenlanders migrated to America.

 Saints and Strangers, Rynel & Hitchcock, New York, NY
The book is about the Pilgrims, but some episodes are best explained if the people they met in America were Catholics, who spoke Norse.  For example, in the first meeting the Pilgrims saw “crosses and other antiques” on the bare chests of the men.

“By Canoe Across the Ungava Peninsula via the Kogaluk and Payne Rivers," Arctic, Montreal
The book about this adventure describes the best route the Catholics, who spoke Norse from Greenland took to get to James Bay, which was their main food supply for many years.

REMAN, Edward
The Norse Discoveries and Explorations in America, University of California Press, Berkley.
This is another early author who suggested  that the Greenlanders migrated to America.  Some of the Greenland artifacts he discussed, like the rectangle pots, can be seen in new England museums today.

MOWAT, Farley
People of the Deer, Little, Brown, and Co., Boston.
This book describes a culture that could have had a better living situation in the past, but which has retrogressed have living in the cold land for four centuries.

The Hudson's Bay Company as an Imperial factor, 1824-1869, University of California Press

This book discusses the Hudson Bay exploitation as an empire.  Careful reading enables the reader ti understand the exploitation of the Catholics, who spoke Norse.

Hjalmar R. HOLAND,
.  Explorations in America Before Columbus,
Twayne Publishers, Inc., NY.
Holand did competent research on the Kensignton Run Stone and the Newport tower, which was a 14th century Catholic Church.

JRAD = JESUITS, Letters From Missions
The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, St. Martin’s Press, NY.
One of the first episodes in the Jesuit Relations is a description of how the Catholics, who spoke Norse, adapted to French  Catholicism.  The Jesuits enjoyed a high “conversion” rate among Catholics, who spoke Norse.

HYDE, George E.
Indians of the Woodlands, from Prehistoric Times to 1725, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK. 
Hyde was the only known historian, who treated the MAALAN AARUM as a history.  His comment about the five tribes who said their ancestors came from “a cold, snowy  country” opened the pathway to understandings of the Catholics, who spoke Norse.

BOLAND, Charles Michael
They All Discovered America, Pocket Books, Inc., NY

Borland discussed more than enough data to prove the PRISTINE WILDERNESS paradigm was a myth.  Now, 40 years later, the evidence appears to be that books can still be ignored and false paradigms in every body’s head will persevere.

OLESON, Tryggvi J.
Early Voyages and Northern Approaches, 1000 - 1632, McClelland and Stewart Ltd.
Another book by Norwegian authors, most of whom hypothesized that the Greenland Catholics, who spoke Norse migrated to America.

SAUM, Lewis O.
The Fur Trader and the Indian, University of Washington Press, Seattle
Saum wrote on traditions in many tribes.  He chose the women of the North East as the best women in North America.

J. Kr. Tornoe
Early American History: Norsemen Before Columbus
Tornoe wrote about the Norsemen, who came before Columbus, but his editors made him take sections out of the manuscript. [This episode is illustration of suppression by perseverance of a false paradigm in everybody's head.]

J. Kr. Tornoe
Columbus in the Arctic? Oslo,
So Tornoe self-published the parts of th text left out.  His report of the voyages of Columbus in Norse boats rowed to America in 1472.
Farley Mowat,
Mowat described, accurately the migration of peoples from the east side of the Atlantic to America.
Magnus Magnusson, and
Herman Palsson,
. The Viking Sagas
Magnusson and Palsson translate the Iceland Sagas. The Sagas describe people on the American Shore, who used European warfare techology.

Charles H. HAPGOOD,
. Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings, 
Chilton Co., Philadelphia.
The Lok MAP in this remarkable book is evidence that the English knew that the Norse had discovered America first.  


Ingstad Helge,
Helge wrote a competent compilation of Greenland History.  [That knowledge enabled me to recognize the LENAPE HISTORY.]

Thomas E. LEE, 
. Archaeological Discoveries, Payne Bay Region, Ungava, University Lavel, Quebec, Canada.
Lee discovered three skulls that were determined to be European.  [For that discovery, Lee was removed from the Canadian Archaeology Society.]

Mound Builders of Ancient America, New York Graphic Society

The Mound Builders Society was part of the copper haulers episode.  The author Silverberg showed his frustration with the paradigm of the Archaeological profession, which was following William Powell’s dictation that the mounds were built by “Native” Americans only.
Archaeological Investigations of a Longhouse, Pamiok Island. Ungava,  University Lavel, Quebec, Canada.
Lee was still waiting to see if the skulls were European.  He finished his report thinking he would get high recognition.  He was released from the University.

 Red Man’s America, University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Underhill described the tools, clothing, and traditions of the Catholics, who spoke Norse.  She has passages on ahelters that could be used to describe Finland shelters.  She did not suspect she was describing Catholics.

James Robert Enterline,
. Viking America
Enterline made the only intelligent hypothesis of where Leif Ericsson was in America.  Most other authors have presented similar data, which the supports the hypothesis.

VOGEL, Vigil J.
This Country was Ours, Rarper & Row, Publishers, NY
Vogel described the reason why he thought this country belonged to the Catholics, who spoke Norse.  In particular he explained how our govenment was form on Catholic examples.  [The LENAPE history has the same paradigm.]

WEILAGER, Clinton A.
The Delaware Indians, A History, Rutgers University Press.
The English forced the DELAWARE to take that name.  But the LENAPE people in the Delaware tribe,, remembered their pictograph and self-verifying stanzas.  This was the history that Hyde used.  This was the history that Paine used.

Ancient Pioneers, Early Connections.
Stromsted advocated the hypothesis that the 4,000 Catholics, who spoke norse, migrated to America.  She advocated the Viking and the Red Man and the validity of the LENAPE history.  Without Astri, the history of the Catholics, who spoke Norse would still be suppressed.

 Barry FELL
America BC,
 Demeter Press, NY
Fell knew ancient European alphabets.  He used them to make astute deductions that have stood the test of time.  [Very little of this knowledge appears in textbooks.]


Jennings, FRANCIS

The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism, and the Cant of Conquest (Norton Library)
Jennings was an excellent scholar.  He collected his data with diligence.  He wrote about that data with wisdom.  He made his conclusions based on the data. He got a Ph. D.
But he NEVER got a job as a historian in an university.
He had written that the "English never saw a savage.  They made them."  
Jennings, for all his time in academia, did not realize that suppression by omission was still active four centuries after the savages were made.

Strangers devour the land, New York: Knopf: distributed by Random House.
Richardson gives a compelling story of modern people living in the forests of Quebec.  The story explains much about how Catholics, who spoke Norse, could have lived there four centuries ago.

 Handbook of American Indians Vol. 15 Northeast, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Vol. 15 of the Handbook of American Indians describes many of the tribes that were originally Catholics, who spoke Norse.
. Bronze Age America, Little, Brown & Co., Boston MA
Fell describes the copper haulers in America.  These copper haulers carried a BILLION pounds of copper from Lake Superior to Europe. [The majority of educated people have never heard of the Copper Haulers.]

PLUMET, Patrick
“De Maisons Longues Dorsetiennies De L’Ungava," Geographic Physique et Quaternaire, Vol. XXXVI.
1985 Archeologie of L’Ungava: Le Site De La Pointe Aux Belougas et1976
See description under 1994 report.

1988 Indian Givers, Crown Publishers, Inc 
Weatherford described many things that the Catholics, who spoke Norse have given to America.

KOPPER, Phillip
The Smithsonian Book of North American Indians, Smithsonian Books, Washington DC.
The data and the pictures describe the Catholics, who spoke Norse, but you will not find either “Catholic” or “Norse” words in the text.

 The Children of the Morning Light, Macmillian Publishing Co
Now in print as “Wapanough Morning.”.
The Wapanough (white people) story begins in the “City under the City.” which is in Turkey and describes the Northern route to America.  The segment from the “abundance of Rivers” (James Bay, Canada) to Connecticut explains the route that White Beaver and his band of Catholics might have taken.  The LENAPE could have arrived in Connecticut three centuries before the Pilgrims did.

PLUMET, Patrick
La Paleoesquimax dans La Baie du Diana, Canadian Museum of Civilization.
PLUMET was financed by the Canadian Government to prove that Thomas E. Lee’s reports were not valid.
Plumet had a helicopter and graduate students.  [Lee had a motorized canoe.]  Much of Plumet’s forward discussed the poor research that Lee had done.  Inside the report, the data presented by the graduate students supported Lee’s conclusions and extended the carbon dating to the fifth century.  This report is an outstanding example of a researcher profoundly distorting history to gain satisfaction for perceived wrongs.  Plumet, a white man, was scolded by Lee, who looked like a Catholic, whose ancestors spoke Norse, because Plumet moved a Norse ax out of context.

SEAVER, Kirsten A
The Frozen Echo, Greenland the Exploration of North America, Stanford University Press

The Frozen Echo, Greenland the Exploration of North America, Stanford University Press
Seaver shows the data, but strongly supports orthodox conclusions.  The conflict reveals the data being ignored.  [i.e. the sailing route from Greenland goes past Hudson Strait.  Norse Axes have been found on the north, west, and south sides of Hudson Bay.]

GILMORE, Donald Y. and McElroy, Linda S., Ed.
Across Before Columbus, NEARA Pub, Edgecomb, Maine.
     Carlson, Susan D. “The "Decipherment of American Runestones."
      Key, Mary Richie, “American Indian Languages before Columbus,”

This is a book worth studying many times.  Key, discusses language evolution and explains why Reider T. Sherwin grouped words the way he did. Key did NOT know about Sherwin and vice versa.  Which implies that understanding of language evolution was valid for both linguist.

Farley Mowat,
.The Wayfarers,
Mowat starts in Asia Minor and traces the route of the copper haulers to America.

PEARSON, Eva Mildred Mykleby
They Did Not Have Horns, Norbakk Press, St. Paul, MN. 
A rather whimsical book.  But worth reading to get a better understanding  of Catholics, who speak Norse.  The book inspired a better understanding of the feather head dress of those Catholics which appears to be traceable from the LENAPE history to the “EYEWITNESS” sketches of the English invasion.  The “Father-Son-Holy Ghost” hair-do appears in both.


by Jill Lepore

The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity.
Lepore describes the vicious religious warfare between the Catholics and the Protestants in Norumbega (a.k.a New England).  
But suppression by omission kept her from knowing the people who opposed the Protestants were Catholics.
Lepore wrote that the war was so vicious that there were ONLY TWO acts of decency during the war.  The brother of my ancestor did one of them. 

Myron Paine,
Galde Press 
Paine writes a historical novel to determine if humans could survive migration from Greenland to North America.  He conluded that they did.
Myron Paine, 
Walking to Merica.
PAINE described the major episode in LENAPE History, when they migrated from Greenland to a place described as the Abundance of Rivers. [James Bay.]
John Sorenson, and
Carl Johannessen, 
 World Trade and Biological Exchanges Before 1492, 
Sorenson and Johannessen document the movement of plants around the world.  Transport of plants to North America is shown.


Bernard BailynThe 

Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675
Another book about the peopling of North America where suppression by omission kept the author from realizing that those opposed to the English Protestants were Catholics, who spoke 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016



Holand collected thirteen (13) 14th century artifacts.   Ten of them are shown below.  He found similar artifacts in the museums of Norway.  These artifacts appear to be ignored by Social Scientists, who write textbooks for early American History.
The Halberts might have come from King Magnus' court, 1355.

There has been little written for kids to read about these Norse artifacts.  
Social Scientists, who ignore Holand, state that these 14th century tools were probably carried to America by 19th century immigrants. 
Holand had already written about evidence that made this statement  invalid.  
There are a few modern American communities with higher density of modern Scandinavians, which have not yielded 14th century artifacts. Wausau, Wisconsin is one example.
.Also one of the halberds could not be found in Scandinavia.  How could 19th century immigrants carry a halberd to America, when that Halberd does not exist in Norway museums?
This evidence contributes to the understanding that the Norse were in Wynland of West in the 14th century.  Yet Social Scientists, who do not do their homework, continue to pedal the myth that the poor Scandinavian immigrants, who were lured to America by the railroads, had enough spare luggage room so they could salt the earth of western Minnesota with the best steel tools of the 14th century. 
Then there is the whetstone with the steel core, which Steve Hilgren found near Fish Lake in Minnesota in AD 2009.
So who do you believe. Holand or most social scientists, who teach Early American History?
If your kids, or grandkids, answer that the Norse were first Europeans to come to America, will their SAT scores earn tthem a scholarship?
If you believe in the evidence you see, how would you convince thousands of Social Scientists to show the pictures to the kids?
[Remember most textbook publishers will rewrite textbooks primarily to sell more.  If the teacher rejects a textbook for any reason, publishers will try to remove the reason.]

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Archaeologists, who do research on ancient sites, know that if they find a whetstone, they can be positive that Norse were in the neighborhood.
This Whetstone, was found by Steve Hilgren south east of Wynland.
.The whetstone shows that Norse were in western Minnesota.  This artifact is evidence that the Norse skulls found by Thomas E. Lee are valid.

The skulls were carbon dated to AD 1040.

Thus whetstones found in America may indicate Norse settlements in America dating back one thousand years. 
A whetstone, similar to the one Hilgrenn found, was the only artifact found near to the Kensington Rune Stone.

A Whetstone similar to this was found near the Kensington Rune Stone. It had a metal rod inside.

A comparable whetstone has been found in the Museums in Greenland.
Whetstone found in Greenland

The major Copper Haulers route was south, out of the Christian Sea, up the Nelson River and across Lake Winnipeg.

At the south end of Lake Winnipeg the route went three ways. 

One way was to Thunder Bay, north of Lake Superior.
The second way was south, going up the Red River.
The third way was west toward Minot, ND then south to reach the northern bend of the Missouri.
If Norse had followed the Copper Route into North America, there should have been whetstones found along the routes.

Were there any whetstones found in the Dakotas?
The answer is, “None that we know about.”  
But South Dakota does have two Whetstone waterways.

The overview shows where they are.  The Whetstone River near Big Stone Lake (north east corner).
The Big Stone Lake area would have been a place where Norse may have lived for extended periods.  It is a site with woods, water, and a large body of water near-by.

The Whetstone Creek near Geddes, SD, has similar terrain adjacent to a major water source.
Both Whetstone areas may have been the location of Norse people. 

From this location Norse people may  have “discreetly slipped away” and populated eastern North America during the two hundred years before the Little Ice Age.

Compare the 200 year span to the 240 years the United States has existed.  There was adequate time for the Norse to populate eastern Norse America.  The evidence shows that they did.

When “No one turned back,” the LENAPE may have known their relatives were living in better conditions in areas to the west.


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Thursday, January 15, 2015


Tom Tomlinson, who lives in Norway, formed a Kensington Runestone support group in FACEBOOK.  I. Myon, used to be an active member.  Until I realized that most people, mainly Americans, were making unintelligent comments, because they were not doing their homework.  They were NOT looking at the tons of evidence or reading the reams of testimony about the Kensington Runestone.
I begin to tell my audiences that the KRS support group was "stomping in the Mystery swamp."  By that phrase I meant that all our stomping around, verbally, without sifting through the evidence and testimony of past was just increasing the "Mystery" of the Kensington Rune stone.
So I left the KRS support group.  I devoted my "extra" time to organizing a Viking Waterway tour of the Pelican River in Minnesota.
The Pelican River is sixty miles of man modified river that connects the Red River of the North to the Mississippi river of the south.  The Lenape (Norse) used the waterway a thousand years ago to create a land where the people spoke Old Norse from Hudson Bay to the Isthmus of Panama.
When Hjelmar Holland wrote about the Kensington Runestone in 1958 he wrote about the evidence and the testimony he, personally, had examined.  He also made some logical conclusions.  One of those conclusions was a map he drew in 1928 that laid out the Viking Waterway.
You do not have to "stomp in the swamp."  You do not have spend a bundle of money traveling to North America. All you need to do is your homework.  One of the modern tools you can use is Google Earth.
With Google earth, you can virtually look down on the Viking Waterway.  If you do, you might begin to realize, as I did, "Oh, My God! Every place Holland mentions has a boat harbor.  Every harbor has features that could have been made in the past by a multitude of men moving earth!  How can that be?"
Fortunately for me, I had gone to meetings with an odd little group of people, who call themselves the "Ancient American Preservation Society."  At the meeting where I first attended, I learned that their guidelines were to "lay it all (evidence and testimony) on the table."  Most of the speakers were expected to have done their homework.  The audience had.  The questions were many and focused on the stuff on the table.
There, that first night, Fred Rydholm, talked about copper around Lake Superior.  Fred's booming voice informed me that the pure copper removed from Lake Superior was enough to fuel the Bronze Age of Europe.  When I got home, I checked Fred's testimony.  I concluded he was correct.
So, as Google Earth revealed harbor after man-modified harbor where Holland said the mooring stones were, my mind begin to envision a multitude, maybe thousands of men pulling hundreds of boats from western Minnesota from the Red River to the Mississippi River.
You can do your homework by reading my research web site and my five blogs.  I hope you do.  But while I wait, I want to tell you about the best evidence, other than the thousands of mining pits, that multitudes of men came to America to take away tons of pure copper near the surface of Lake Superior.
On January 15, I wrote to Tom, in Norway:
"This image and the four to follow will present the evidence to support the hypothesis that 3,700 years ago the Alexandria, MN area was a large lake. 
 "We still need to refine the size of the lake from existing contour maps.
"But most of the lakes shown below the DIKES are at a lower elevation than the Lakes above the DIKES.  Most of lakes east of the DAM site are lower than the lakes west of the DAM.  The DAM and the DIKES only had to  be thirty feet higher than the existing waterway (for the DAM) or ground (for the DIKES.) 
"Ancient earth moving evidence of even larger magnitudes still exist in the U. S." (Ref: to Cahokia Mound).
Use your imagination.
"During the Bronze age, when the Copper Haulers came down the Pomme de Terre river from the northwest, they reached a spot, where the river swung southwest.  At that spot, they unloaded the supplies from their boats.  The local porters carried the supplies a few miles over a slight ridge. The porters reloaded boats waiting in the big lake to the east.
."A day later the boats, which had been rowed east on the big lake, would have slithered down the DAM spillway with water flowing under them.  When they reached the lower lake, even further east, the next stop was the small place to sit and lie, while the local porters loaded five tons of Copper into the booats. (They called it "Minni" (small) "app" (sit) "Lys" (lie).
"Maybe you have heard of that ancient place,"Minneapolis." That is odd.  Your teachers should have told you that North America was a pristine wilderness before Columbus did not land on the continent.  If America was a pristine wilderness, how can we know about an ancient place called Minneapolis?
"Seems like the 17th century White Anglo saxon Protestants (WASP)s did not like to admit the people on the shore were Norse.  The WASPs had some silly little thing about Rights of Discovery.  Seems like most people would understand that the Norse people on the shore would have discovered the place first.  The educated WASPs understood that too.  But they omitted that knowledge from their version of North American History.
"After the boats were loaded, the waves may have lapped to the gunnels.  The next stop would have been Yucatan.  They would stay in a region they called "my place." "MA" (My) "YA" (place), Maya.  There, they would have found food, fauna, and females.  The next spring they, and the copper, floated on the Gulf Steam back to Europe before hurricane season.
"But back in Minnesota, A fewer younger men guided the empty boats down the Pomne de Terre River to a place to portage boats over nearly level ground.  The porters walked down to the boat portage place.   Probably they moved the boat via rollers. The porters pulled the boats on rollers to the ship way river.
"Chipp (Ship) ewa (way, "Chippewa."  Ever see the cartons of butter the people in Land O' Lakes still make? The lovely Chippewa maiden on the carton makes some of the best tasting butter.
"Then the few younger men and boat loads of porters floated down the Chippewa River to the tributary going northwest, toward the place where the young men would find their kinfolk.  They called it "Kin's place town").  "Kens" (kins) "ing" (place) "ton" town. Kensington.
They have a rock near there, which was carved thousands of years later.  But it must not exist.  Your kids cannot find it in the history books.  Odd?  My dad often used the phase, "Carved in stone." to mean something was absolutely real.  How can a message carved in stone not show up in the history books?
"Oh! I forget,--no Norse were allowed in WASP history.
"While the young men visited with their kin, the porters pulled the boats further upstream up to the dikes.  Then they opened the sluice gate.  They pulled the boats, floating on flowing water, into the big lake.  The big lake was teaming with boats, men, food, fauna, fur, and females.  The older men, who had been around, said that had seen a place that before.  They called it "Alexander,"
The Dikes at Alexander Lake
This is the Alexander, Minnesota area showing the Dikes on the south side of what used be, 3,700 years ago, the Alexander Lake. As large bodies of water go, the lake was relatively shallow.  Earth to build dams and dikes required only 30 feet in elevation.  The low elevation  enabled the Copper Haulers to move supplies over water by boats rather than carry the burden on their backs.
Contour map at the Lake of Alexander MN.
The DAM is located out of the picture to the northeast. This red dots outline the dike area that will be shown in detail later. Notice the narrow configuration of the earth mounds and the consistent line of those mounds from East to West. 

There does not appear to be any visible water course that would have created these mounds.  So the best assumption is that these dikes are man made.
The important elevation appears to be 1,400 feet.  That elevation can be seen near the top of the dike in the center.
West of the dikes (around Salem Ch.) the ground exhibits a pattern that may have been caused by ice and water erosions, which took place for ten or more centuries.  If the DAM site was choked with ice, the expanding lake ice driven by the north wind may have pushed into a weak section of dikes.  Then the "break out" may have happened. That repeated erosion of the following centuries might have removed most of the traces of dikes.
Significantly, just west of the Salem Ch. the ground rises rapidly to more than 1,400 feet.  My pencil was resting on that point, while I was asking, "If this area to the east was a lake, what held the water from flowing to the southwest?
Only THEN, did I recognize the dikes.
The 1,350 elevation line may indicate the base of dikes, which may have been 50 feet higher nearly four millennium ago.
Alexandria Lake did exist!!  Alexandria Lake was man-modified to have a lake surface of about 1,400 feet.  The thousands of men, who pulled their hundreds of boats to an elevation of 1,400 feet, were there to haul copper to Europe.  Their winter resting place at Maya was a long float downstream with a few portages at the start.
View of the Dikes at Alexander Lake
We are on a bus going toward runestone park.  We have just passed the road that turns off to the water "ladder." Robin took this picture without guidance, except for a vague verbal statement that "The dikes are out here somewhere." 
The bus was approaching Runestone park from the southwest.
Robin took this picture through the front window of the tour bus.  
If you look close, you can see the dikes.  Their elevation is shown by the light spots--the sky beyond the dikes-- through the trees.

                Assisted view of the Dikes at Alexander Lake
The white line on the right and the red line on the left indicate the top of the dikes. The bus was located somewhere nea the east end of the pull from the Chippewa river.   The start of the water "ladder" into Alexandria Lake was to the right and behind us.
I slumped back into my seat with disappointment.  After months of planning, and growing anticipation to find real evidence at that spot, I had missed the driveway to the water "ladder!" We were running behind schedule.  I did not know what Robin was doing.  I thought I had blown the most important scene. 

You can see dikes made about 3,700 years ago by men, who came to America to haul the pure copper back to the Mediterranean so those guys like Goliath could wear a copper breastplate and a bronze helmet.
An image of the water "ladder."
The black line indicates the probable path, over which the men pulled empty boats floating on a shallow stream of water. 
The guys had pulled boats upstream on flowing water many times since they started up the Nelson River a year before. Now they had pulled their boat 1400 feet above sea level. 
From here to Maya, the water flowed downstream.  After a night  or two of R&R, they were going to row west to pick up a load of incoming supplies.  Then they were going to row east, slither down the spillway, sit and lie at that little campgroumd, then float down the father of waters, MISSISSIPPI,  to the warm spot they loved to call MAYA. Life was good and getting better!
Best of all they would have a chance to come back to have the adventure again because NOBODY would ever know, where all that copper came from.