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Albert Pike. December 2, 1809 - April 2, 1891. The Man Behind the Mystery. Pike was born in Boston, MA. When he was 18, he joined an expedition and traveled west. Pike settled in Little Rock, AR. Pike’s writing, political and law careers developed while

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albert pike

Albert Pike

December 2, 1809 - April 2, 1891

The Man Behind the Mystery

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Pike was born in Boston, MA. When he was 18, he joined

an expedition and traveled west. Pike settled in Little Rock, AR.

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Pike’s writing, political and law careers developed while

working for the Arkansas Advocate, a pro-Whig paper.

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Pike left the Whigs because of their split over slavery,

and joined the Know-Nothing Party.

Anti-Immigration

Anti-Catholicism

Secretive

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Pike also joined another secretive group during this time…

The Freemasons

Pike rapidly ascended the Masonic hierarchy, and was very influential as a Freemason.

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Civil War Experiences

Pike Commanded Indian Troops at the Battle of Pea Ridge

Reports of the Battle Included Scalping of Union Soldiers by Pike’s Troops

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CivilWarExperiences

Deemed a traitor by the Union, Pike fled to a cabin he

owned in the town of Greasy Cove to escape persecution.

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It is here where Pike is said to have devoted much time to

his detailed work of Freemasonry, Morals and Dogma.

In 1872, Morals and Dogma was first published.

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Morals and Dogma is often misinterpreted, which leads to speculation about Pike and Freemasonry.

Was Albert Pike Connected With:

The Ku Klux Klan?

-Lucifer Quote from M&D

-Early KKK Poetry

-Anti-Immigration

-Secret Society

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Morals and Dogma is often misinterpreted, which leads to speculation about Pike and Freemasonry.

Was Albert Pike Connected With:

The Knights of the Golden Circle?

-Branched from Know-Nothings

-Created by Pike’s Friend George Bickley

-Secret Society

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In Washington, DC…

Pike Died in the House of the Temple

of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

A Statue of Pike Stands Outside the Temple

It is the only statue in Washington

of a Confederate General

Will Dan Brown Include this Influential

Figure in His Next Novel?