The Lost City of the Monkey God - Chapter 4: A Land of Cruel Jungles Summary & Analysis

Preston, Douglas
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George Gustav Heye is the next person Preston speaks about in relation to the Lost City of the Monkey God. He had oil money and also made a mint as a banker in New York City, and he was fascinated with collecting Native American artifacts. He eventually collected over one million pieces and established the Museum of the American Indian. Here became fascinated with Mosquitia and hired an explorer named Frederick Mitchell-Hedges, who traveled to the outskirts of Mosquitia in 1930 and brought out more than one thousand artifacts. During his second expedition, which was even hyped in the New York Times, Mitchell-Hedges did not enter the interior. Heye discovered that Mitchell-Hedges was a con man that his boasts of having discovered the lost city of Atlantis, among other claims, were lies.

For the third expedition, Heye teamed up with...

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