The premier of the History Channel's (H2) new hit series, America Unearthed, was based on Richard's book, Itsapa, the Itza Mayas in North America. He was a prominent member of the cast.
Richard is a professional architect, city planner and author. During his four decades of professional practice, he has designed buildings, restored historic structures and revitalized downtowns in several parts of the Southeastern United States. He is considered one of the nation's leading experts on the Southeastern Indians and a member of the Kaweta Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma's Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the National Architecture & Native American Culture columnist for the National edition of the Examiner. Richard is President of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring historical and archaeological research of the stone architecture ruins, created by a newly discovered indigenous civilization in the Southern Highlands.