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, author and ceramic sculptor. He is considered one of the nation's leading experts on the Southeastern Indians and a member of the Perdido Bay Muscogee-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 of a newly discovered indigenous civilization in northern Georgia.