Nothing we’ve been told is 100 percent truth, this includes your family story. Put (academic) history aside for a second and dig into your family names, stories, journey’s across continents and states and you will begin to peel back layers of misinformation, disinformation and confusion that may not be part of your personal family story. This rings especially true for African Americans. Were you all slaves, or did your family own slaves? Were they part of the free people of color? Can you find ancestors that made contributions to their town or community? Did they own land when they should have been slaves (according to history)? Were they part of nobility? Did they originate from some other part of the world or state you hadn’t even considered? These are some of the questions I have and want to solve for my family.
Genealogy Classes and Resources
Dabbling in genealogy for the last few years, I’ve much to learn namely the basics of genealogy research techniques and processes. Most of my time has been going toward completing my two undergrad degrees which I completed in mid November and my last will be the end of December this year—YEAH! It’s been a long five year journey! And I’ve got some genealogy courses I’d like to take to get some basics under my belt to peruse the tools available on Ancestry and other resources like the National Archives and the National Genealogical Society.
I’ve had other YouTubers offer to “help” but since the findings of my family is so personal to me, I’d rather journey the process in a more confidential, non-judgmental energy, people these days seem to riff about the smallest things and family lineage is really no small thing. So far, everything I’ve said I am has proven to be confirmed through DNA markers and family connections and histories! The genealogical journey is one I’d rather take intimately since I love research, old books, studies, learning new things, gathering data, and family secrets!
Problem and Solution
Problems: In my research, I have notes all over the place and considered to at least find an online form to document names properly. I went about my search and found forms I downloaded only to discover; 1. They Weren’t Free! Many had “security” features attached to them which prevented filling in data! 2. Forms had to be printed! Who prints forms to write on them these days?
Solutions: This got me to thinking! Why not create (design) a form that solves these problems and give it away as a really “free” form for anyone who is on the journey of genealogy. So I created my first form for you to use and hope it spreads across the internet as a real resource for beginner, novel and expert genealogists.
Free Fillable Genealogy Chart
It’s easy! Fill in the form below and get your free fillable chart sent to your inbox.
I was up until 5 or 6am this morning strolling excitedly through a rabbit hole finding new genealogy information in my research. Behind on homework, however, the obsession to notate and record while rolling down a full on “ah ha”-self-discovery experience was both overwhelming and emotionally exhausting. I stopped when my eyes could no longer read another page and the channel was complete. I was floored! Only to recovered fragments of self talk, years of notes, photos, family oral stories, and deep convictions collide seamlessly into a kind of lifeline mental movie. It all seemed to make so much sense — everything! The good, the bad, the confusion, the fragments, the convictions and obsessive interests, weird sayings and beliefs, I couldn’t pinpoint an origin, finally answered. Since my first trip to Mexico, its radical spontaneity, the dreams and visions against the unanswered questions and confirmations. I summed up as being an “artist” with a strong writer’s imagination and deeply intuitive to the point psychic supernatural experiences with nature, my art projects, and perception of reality.
2018 my first trip to Mexico Tulum, I had just discovered Dr. Alim Bey and his immense library of knowledge and historical teachings, my first peak into the preliminary studies of the Moorish culture, history and community. I am so appreciative for the experience, what I learned and took away on my journey. Interestingly, however, I was also experiencing the Dark Night of the Soul doing shadow work with my family. It was the most intense experience I’ve ever endured. Just surviving the most polarizing time in my life, the pandemic hit the globe and our lives changed forever! In spite of the bumps, bruises and band aids along the way, I survived the darkest time in my life with greater appreciation, resilience, and understanding (confrontation) of self.
Always conscious and deeply empathetic some twenty years back, I had been on the frequency of J.A. Rogers and Dr. Ivan Van Sertima in my early twenties expressing a profound connection to both Native American spirituality and culture as well as African American and African cultures in my daily life. Still feeling somewhat binary in my perception until 2000 through 2012 when I had a robust quickening and awakening spiritually to practicing forms of yoga, breathing, community volunteering and self awareness which I shared freely with community. From 2013 to 2021, however, the nagging pang of missing family genealogy (although having more information and confirmations of oral histories and family timelines building my tree) continued to rumble through my mind and heart.
Synchronicity is such a magical form of communication. A person can pick up a book and talk about key posts, only for you to find and read through find key ideas and symbols place on the shelf until one day —boom! You’re noting DNA markers and boom you see a name saying “no way!” Didn’t I just see this in that book so and so was talking about this week? Check your notes, find the page and passage and boom, yes you are “related!” And the confirmations continue to decode “the story” seeking to unravel before you! Names match up, DNA markers match up, a search further shows clans and houses, a region. A name sticks out for you as a clue and you find a website that shows the name along with an image of the person you didn’t even expect to see. You’re almost ecstatic and relieved, because more confirmations to questions lingering have been answered. (But I plan to share all this more inclusively a bit later on this year!)
Books from Library of Congress (Researchers Shelf) 2018
Ironically, I was able to find photos of books I had on my Researchers Shelf at the Library of Congress in 2018 right after my trip to Mexico. Remembering, maybe I could find some dates or clues, something! And there it was a small powerful treasure just waiting for me to be AWARE enough to notice, the information I sought was right in my pocket, like Dorothy’s shoes with me all the time. As a writer, an artist-spirit, an academic and scholar, I have to do the work! No matter if I get sound bites from “teachers” and “gurus” I have to;
Find the information myself
Experience the information personally
Not merely think that hearing a YouTube scholar or gifted teacher is absolute, by any means. The teacher in all truth is merely a channel of information and a motivator inspiring the students to become the teacher. So I’m thankful, appreciative and thus inspired. Finally, I’ll leave this information a get back to my late homework!
The Caribs Spoke Manding and Ta-Seti Language in the Americas
Excerpt from the book The First Americans Were Africans: Documented Evidence (Imhotep, 2012).
“At different times in history, the same land was given different names. For example, Spain was known as Iberia. Not only have the names been but the border off the countries have also been changed.
In Walker’s book Shade of Memnon (2001), eminent historian and linguist, Dr. Clyde A. Winters wrote that, “A major ethnic group among the Kushites were the Manding.. people.” The Kushite people were from Kush, which compromised of the part of Southern Egypt, Sudan, and Northern Ethiopia that ran along the Nile River.
Ta-Seti was in Northern Sudan bordering Southern Egypt. It was the people of Ta-Seti who built the Egyptian civilization. This proximity makes the Manding of Egyptian people, even though they whereof of the several ethnic groups of ancient Egypt. In Chapter 1 we discussed that during the African Aqualithic Period (what is this?!!) the Photo-Manding migrated west to Mauritania in Eastern Africa and lived along the wandering Niger River. Manding is also the language of Mali, which is spoken in Western Africa today and is a major language group in Western Africa.
The Manding were later found in the Americas, especially Central and South America. South America’s eastern and northern border was the Caribbean Sea. It should not be very surprising when you are told that it is documented that the Carib Indians spoke Manding.” (Imhotep, 2012, p.190)
Key Points Outlined in my Research
As you can see, I noted key points that struck me the most also confirming my anthropology questions and mostly some genealogy questions. True, I’ve heard scholars like Dr. Alim Bey and Aseer the Duke to Tiers shout this from the roof tops in their Youtube videos and classes but it was like a light went off as I was finally reading the book. The words seemed to lift from the page into my consciousness and deeper understanding. I finally saw with my own two eyes and the many questions I had were put to rest in my heart.
There are at least 6-7 key points on this page alone! The sixth one truly shocked me to read and brought deep personal confirmation for my family tree genealogy.
The Kushites were Manding from Sudan.
The Kushites were Manding from Southern Egypt, a region called Ta-Seti bordering Egypt.
The Kushite Manding built the Egyptian civilization.
Manding is also a language of Mali (and has cultural lineage and affiliation).
The Manding people were also found in the Americas.
The Carib Indians spoke Manding!
Proto-Manding migrated west to Mauritania and also lived along the Niger River which runs through the countries, Nigeria, Niger, Guinea, and Mali.
Again these are just “some” of the key points the book illustrates that will get to more later. For now, I’m still taking it all in and profoundly grateful as this journey continues to unfold and reveal its story. I am only a channeler of information and sharing with the community.
In Peace (Unity), Love and Power!
Imhotep, D. (2012). The First Americans Were Africans: Documented Evidence. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.
Things have been moving so fast these past few weeks, it’s both amazing and exhausting to keep up with it all. Information is flying through these channels; some false and staged, others truth-telling and shockingly revealing. Below is a conversation from One Radio Network of Santos Bonacci and host Patrick Timpone, two gentlemen I had never heard of until Dane Calloway’s post excerpt. I ONLY highlight this podcast and Dane’s post because it also confirms a sentiment I’ve been steadily driving in my blog message, research and historical analysis. Highlighted are key points in the podcast conversation between Santos and Timpone.
PATRICK: “..is is a Big Lie. This whole thing whole thing for the last two years, is it fair to say Santos before you go, that this never would have happened if we had been more awake and knew who we were …. they were able to pull of this [ ] thing because we’ve been programed for so long.
SANTOS: “We were born free and we’re going to remain “FREE” FOREVER!”
SANTOS: “They did it to the Chinese with opium. They did it to the Australians. They did it to the American Indians with small pox. They just go into a country, plague the whole place out and then take over their buildings. New York was already there for thousands of years, San Francisco was there thousands of years. Los Angeles was there for thousands of years, that were built by the indigenous people who were “black” and Indians as well. The black people, they weren’t brought over as slaves, they are the original owners of America. Black people, African Americans. They don’t come from Africa, they were ALREADY HERE! And they plagued them out and they stole. The Smithsonian which is Jesuit control, stole their knowledge, stole history, and now we’re just left… (Santos looks around in the sky confused).
Brief Commentary and Daria’s Argument on the Slave Ships Theory and Identity of Aboriginal Americans Evidence
There’s a distinct difference on the definitions of theory and evidence. It’s also important to note that the Slave Ship theory has been adjusted by several new researchers as the numbers were previously skewed and exaggerated and have been reduced.
This last statement is quite the debate among African Americans who say and prove some African Americans were brought over on slave ships during the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. The real question, however, is not whether they were brought over on slave ships from Africa but how many REALLY came over on slave ships FROM Africa? AND how many were brought to and from the Caribbean Islands, South America and North America between states, colonies, plantations through the slave route on ships?
I’m not saying that African American ancestors or descendants don’t have African ancestry or DNA. We do! I’m not saying that African American ascendents didn’t come from Africa on European slave ships. My arguments based on research and evidence are:
1. Not as many African American ascendents came directly from Africa to America during the slave trade time line,
2. So called African American ascendents were already here throughout the Americas as indigenous and Aboriginal Americans and legally reclassified “negro, colored, black, and African American” through legislations, laws and a man-made race construct.
Lastly, what is termed “African” in terms of DNA categorization against man-made historical timelines? My personal DNA proves my ancestors were all over this planet not one region and surely not one so called “tribe” or “race” of people given modern academic terms and doctrine. I am aware that my DNA markers don’t represent everyone but I do know it challenges the notion of what is coined “African American” and racial identity.
Dane Calloway’s, “Black American’s are The American Indians” video
Remembering the Doctrine of Discovery
Before watching this video, however, I have to dig in the crates to an earlier post I shared about the Doctrine of Discovery which is (in my opinion) is part of this larger puzzle as to how and why Americans are in such a quagmire today. As I’ve said over and over, “nothing is separated, all things are connected” and everything is cause and effect. What appears to happen to one segment or in this case people was the premise that is taking place today with the entire population of American people and thus the entire globe, nothing is separated everything is connected. You can not sit back idly and watch a nation of people get destroyed, reap the benefits of their injustice and expect the “privileges” to continue on your behalf. In my opinion, this is a human problem, slavery is a human problem and we are all finally seeing (and feeling) this truth today.
Doctrine of Discovery, Anthropology Analysis Excerpt
Excerpt from my Anthropology Analysis, “The Old Man and the Storm Case Study, Interview Transcript or Recording Outline” (2018) speaking on The Doctrine of Discovery impact on the science of anthropology and the construct of race:
Your Response: Provide an example of human sociocultural identity related to animals.
When describing human sociocultural identity related to animals, anthropologist can study the Darwinian theory, from the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859) and The Descent of Man (1871)and how these theories have greatly influenced anthropology, history, and other sciences in the American educational system. Unfoundedly, this post-reconstruction era theory, is hypothesized from the psychology of supremacy supporting a Judeo-Christian cultural code throughout America and Europe and remains in-line with The Doctrine of Discovery (1493) as a foundation of law, policy and politics. Darwin’s theory is not only flawed, but used in ethnocentric rhetoric as a primary body of institutional academia that has maintained a speculative premise of human origin related to early animal ape-human species evolved throughout earth’s evolutionary timeline (Ember, et al., 2015, p. 46). Although this man-made ideological position of evolution has dominated the institution and tenure of academia, it continues to aggressively battle reoccurring evidence of modern human existence alongside and predating the hominid ape through evidence of bones, skulls, footprints and other anomalous artifacts. Not only do these opposing archeological discoveries disprove the Darwinian (argument), modern human carbon-dated evidence disrupt the outdated animal ape-human evolutionary dogma.
Reporter: Finally, do you still enjoy being an anthropologist throughout this apparent chaos? I mean, how has being an anthropologist helped you out personally?
For instance, modern human skulls, bones and femurs and other artifacts were found as early as the 1880s yet purposefully ignored by an institution of academia at the height of post reconstruction reorganization of race relations and policy in during an American apartheid supremacy system that exists to date through [the] illustration of crisis like Katrina both man-made and natural environmental disasters and land grab redistribution policies existing as fundamental policy and set of behaviors since the Alhambra Decree, “Decreto de la Alhambra, Edicto de Granada” (1492) and the Doctrine of Discovery (1493).
Boettke, P. et al. (2017). Http://ljournal.ru/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/a-2017-023.pdf. Southern Economic Journal 2007, 2(74), 363-367. doi:10.18411/a-2017-023
Kates, R. W., Colten, C. E., Laska, S., & Leatherman, S. P. (2006, October 03). Reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: A research perspective. Retrieved from http://www.pnas.org/content/103/40/14653
Excerpt from Steve Newcomb’s, Five Hundred Years of Injustice, The Legacy of Fifteenth Century Religious Prejudice
The Doctrine of Discovery remains important to this day because of its influence in SCOTUS, Supreme Court law and American policy! This is another excerpt for EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY by Steve Newcomb in his article,Five Hundred Years of Injustice:The Legacy of Fifteenth Century Religious Prejudice.
“The Doctrine of Discovery in U.S. Law
In 1823, the Christian Doctrine of Discovery was quietly adopted into U.S. law by the Supreme Court in the celebrated case, Johnson v. McIntosh (8 Wheat., 543). Writing for a unanimous court, Chief Justice John Marshall observed that Christian European nations had assumed “ultimate dominion” over the lands of America during the Age of Discovery, and that – upon “discovery” – the Indians had lost “their rights to complete sovereignty, as independent nations,” and only retained a right of “occupancy” in their lands. In other words, Indians nations were subject to the ultimate authority of the first nation of Christendom to claim possession of a given region of Indian lands. [Johnson:574; Wheaton:270-1]
According to Marshall, the United States – upon winning its independence in 1776 – became a successor nation to the right of “discovery” and acquired the power of “dominion” from Great Britain. [Johnson:587-9] Of course, when Marshall first defined the principle of “discovery,” he used language phrased in such a way that it drew attention away from its religious bias, stating that “discovery gave title to the government, by whose subject, or by whose authority, the discovery was made, against all other European governments.” [Johnson:573-4] However, when discussing legal precedent to support the court’s findings, Marshall specifically cited the English charter issued to the explorer John Cabot, in order to document England’s “complete recognition” of the Doctrine of Discovery. [Johnson:576] Then, paraphrasing the language of the charter, Marshall noted that Cabot was authorized to take possession of lands, “notwithstanding the occupancy of the natives, who were heathens, and, at the same time, admitting the prior title of any Christian people who may have made a previous discovery.” [Johnson:577]
In other words, the Court affirmed that United States law was based on a fundamental rule of the “Law of Nations” – that it was permissible to virtually ignore the most basic rights of indigenous “heathens,” and to claim that the “unoccupied lands” of America rightfully belonged to discovering Christian European nations. Of course, it’s important to understand that, as Benjamin Munn Ziegler pointed out in The International Law of John Marshall, the term “unoccupied lands” referred to “the lands in America which, when discovered, were ‘occupied by Indians’ but ‘unoccupied’ by Christians.” [Ziegler:46]
Ironically, the same year that the Johnson v. McIntosh decision was handed down, founding father James Madison wrote: “Religion is not in the purview of human government. Religion is essentially distinct from civil government, and exempt from its cognizance; a connection between them is injurious to both.”
Most of us have been brought up to believe that the United States Constitution was designed to keep church and state apart. Unfortunately, with the Johnson decision, the Christian Doctrine of Discovery was not only written into U.S. law but also became the cornerstone of U.S. Indian policy over the next century.”
More from Steve Newcomb
“As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Inter Cetera bulls on May 3 and 4 of 1993, it is important to keep in mind that the Doctrine of Discovery is still being used by countries throughout the Americas to deny the rights of indigenous peoples, and to perpetuate colonization throughout the Western Hemisphere. To begin to bring that system of colonization to an end, and to move away from a cultural and spiritual tradition of subjugation, we must overturn the doctrine at its roots. Therefore, I propose that non-Native people – especially Christians – unite in solidarity with indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere to impress upon Pope John Paul II how important it is for him to revoke, in a formal ceremony with indigenous people, the Inter Cetera bulls of 1493.
Revoking those papal documents and overturning the Johnson v. McIntosh decision are two important first steps toward correcting the injustices that have been inflicted on indigenous peoples over the past five hundred years. They are also spiritually significant steps toward creating a way of life that is no longer based on greed and subjugation. Perhaps then we will be able to use our newfound solidarity to begin to create a lifestyle based on the first indigenous principle: “Respect the Earth and have a Sacred Regard for All Living Things.””
Brief Commentary on Native American Relationships with Aboriginal Americans
As I share Steve Newcomb’s posts (article) and argument, however, I wonder if Steve Newcomb being part Shawnee Lenape would object or shares the indigenous Aboriginal Americans (so called “black Indians”) historical narrative? Although many Native Americans, I’ve met are welcoming and have keen knowledge of the America’s first peoples history many are paradoxically caught in the web of imperialism and perpetuate the race construct. Nevertheless, his article is noteworthy and an illustrates an important piece of American history and law we either don’t know about or ignore to our own detriment.
Lastly, I only hope that relations with people on this planet become solidified in truth, equality, equity and justice for all people.
Recently the Naga has caught my attention. Who are the Naga? How does the word “Naga” align with our past and present reality? These are a few questions that I will explore further, but I wanted to leave this powerful video right here as a place marker for more research and inquiry. Again few of us know about the Naga and their mythology, architecture and art presence. In two of my academic art history courses, neither Mayan art nor Naga art shared any broad-nosed, thick-lipped indigenous chthonic iconography leaving a very narrow mental image of historical knowledge, art history and indigenous presence.
The Many Definitions of the Word Naga
Although there are a plethora of definitions for the word Naga which spans many continents, kingdoms and cultures, let’s start with the Naga of Vietnam (because of this video, below). Among the many definitions, the Naga are a mythical kingdom depicted as a serpent clan (klan) of tutelary deities, meaning “guardian spirits, geographical and totem iconography, a specific lineage, nation, culture, and even occupation” (Wikipedia, N.D.) according to Wikipedia.
Notice the artifact sculpture below featuring a Naga tutelary scene where the central figure or deity has his hands in the Abhaya mudra often depicted in yoga and with Buddha iconography. The Abhaya mudra signifies stress-free, calming nervous system, mind and spirit, free from fear or illusion, while conjuring strength and courage.
Tutelary Deities and Global Affiliations
It appears that these spirit beings can be invoked for guardianship and protection according to the mythology and cultural anthropological folklore. The Naga deities are related to the serpent (and/or dragon), primordial (chthonic) gods or beings, water energies (spirits or deities), in addition to the resemblance of the nommo of the Dogon, the Amaru of the Incas, countless tribes and kingdoms in South East Asia, Persian and Caananite, Aztec and Mayan, Benin and Egyptian, Chinese and European, and Oceanic Tribal affiliations and lore.
Origins of the Naga in South East Asia
This video, however, illustrates the Naga in Vietnam, specifically Champa and the lore (mythology) connected to this kingdom. It is stated by researchers that these Naga’s are “heirs to the civilization and mythology of India.” It’s also noted that Cambodia is known as the original the land of the Nagas and the belief is shared with the Khmer and Champa (the Cham). In India, many of the well-known deities such as Vishnu and Shiva have serpents as iconography around their person, alluding to some form of spiritual enlightenment and attainment of supernatural powers (siddhis). Just as the iconography and art depicts the royalty of ancient Egypt to wear the crowns featuring the winged bird and snake similar to Quetzacoalt of the Maya Khans or serpent kings of the Mayan civilizations.
Last week my son called to chat about a dream he had that morning. His voice clearing into the breaking sun finding the words to reclaim the unsettling and clashing events he recounted in his vision. “I don’t understand it, mom. What do you think?”
Unlike many of our conversations, a subtle energy washed over me, a surety I had with a kind of absolute resound. “Dreams are sacred communication. They were always kept in indigenous traditions as sacred forms of communication with the spirit world, or your Ancestors. These are very sacred. They come in many forms. You want to know something you simply ask from your heart and be patient. You will get your answer. So always recognize and be thankful for your dreams communicating with you in this way.”
“I can tell you what “I” think your dream means. But, it’s meant for “you” and so “you” must learn how to interpret dreams. Learn symbols. Dreams communicate with symbols. All the realms communicate in symbols. Commercials, ads, language, music, everything. And you must learn symbols to master these various planes. The dream was meant for you to “know.” But I can tell you exactly what it meant.
And so I proceeded to explain in simple terms the complexity of his dream.
I could hear the heaviness in his heart as he shared the details and as I shared my interpretation which for some strange reason I was 100% certain about. I heard his sad, “uh huh, you’re right. I see, wow.” Although it was sad, even tragic, the events seemed very matter of fact and I explained that many messengers and mediums channel this kind of information all the time. I even think my ability to detach from the events of his dream stunned him as I’m usually quite emotional and empathic about world events.
Instead I simply sought to use symbology to define common denominators in world events, past histories, current and future crisis. In truth, his dream was merely confirmation of events and strategies that have been played out in a loop for hundreds of years. I merely pointed this out to him and emphasized his gifts and the importance of his mastering his gifts as responsibility to his development.
Ancestral Dreams and Important Messages
Ancestral dreams are the most cherished, for they provide an intimate sense of counsel and wellbeing that only ‘family’ lineage can provide. When you have one of these dreams, it’s imperative that strict advise is jotted down in your journal, contemplated and interpreted, and followed through to your best ability. These dreams can come in the form of warnings, cures, guidance, and instruction to your purpose, the events in your life, and answers to your prayers. So pay attention!
In my recent dream, I had two elder women, sternly ask me questions, one in a patois “Island” English and another in American dialect, which I thought quite interesting. What was most striking, with all that is going on in the world and in my own life, they only mentioned two things! Rather than the million directions my life was juggling to maintain. Two things for me to do right now in the midst of the “end of the world” and I had to chuckle because their simplicity comforted my overzealous juggling of life. And before the night was done, I followed through.
Ancestral dreams remind me that my heart is still “open” to receive divine guidance from other realms. That I am still connected (kinencted) to a deeper part of my soul bloodline. That I can hear the calls of my ancestors and lineage when necessary. That I have a soul and part of something greater than myself. Ancestral dreams are the most comforting to me. Grandparents (and their families) feel sacred in this way to communicate in ways that bring healing and guidance for the earthly living.
Honor Your Ancestors with offerings like water, drinks, foods, photos, and flowers. Say a prayer of thanks for their intervention and love. Light a candle or smudge incense in thanks giving and appreciation.
Communicate with your Ancestors, making a plea, prayer, or petition for their communication and exchange. Fast if necessary for 24 or 48 hours as part of sacrifice or offering as a way to show willingness for this gesture and exchange. Be observant and tune into the celestial energy above you. Watch the celestial bodies such as new moons, full moons, equinoxes, and celestial movements to coincide with the nature of your needs or petitions. These are all outer bodies that compliment your inner body as energy to use accordingly. Always have an open heart being thankful and full of appreciation. These are the most powerful dreams and the most cherished.
Initially, this was to be a short (brief) sharing of “rare” black Indian photos but turned into a few hour intensive “conversations” about identity, classification and conflicts within the construct of historic timelines, mound-builder and autochthonic aboriginal lineage, and flat out moorish etymology and history in the Americas . personally I have too many questions lingering round my head stories needing resolution and deeper inner standing (understanding).
Disrupting the [Trans – Atlantic] Slave Narrative. Let’s ponder this photo below of two very dark skinned AmerIndians of possibly North, South, or Central America. It is only one among hundreds of images kept from mainstream media and history books which tell a very different historical timeline and identity of the original inhabitants of the Americas.
It disrupts the slave narrative placed upon dark skinned inhabitants of North Central and South America as “Afro” Latina, Afro Peruvian, Afro Caribbean, Afro Brazilian, Afro Mexican, et al. It asks the real questions based on real evidence and real facts not theory or mythology posed as academic history. It accepts that slavery did exist, but exposes the holes in the story about aboriginal first peoples already existing on those conquered lands. It also questions the accuracy of the so called Trans-Atlantic slave trade, the validity of those African numbers being transported by boat to the “new” world (the Americas) and the suppression of data that many millions of Indigenous tribal nations were involved in the “African” slave trade and reclassified with the pen and law as “negro, colored, black” loosing their identities and human rights.
What do we know about our aboriginal indigenous ancestors from the Americas? Have you seen the photos of the tobacco ads from the early 1700s? Have you read the descriptions of the “early Eurasian (European) settlers’ describing the “Native Americans” they saw in the “New World”?
Early Tobacco Ads in the Colonies, Depictions of AmerIndians and “Moors”
Analyzing these photos, we should begin the conversation around identity and miseducation of African American history. Below I’ve shared a few early colonial tobacco ads. What is striking however, are the diverse illustrations of the black or brown man or children presented in these photos, notice their attire, tribal headdress of feathers typical to the aboriginal or Native American while other headdress are typical to Moorish clans found throughout Eurasia (Europe) as seen in J.A. Roger’s books,
Barrett’s Old Tobacco, Two Black Boys Against Somerset House in Strand London, the photo shown above depicts two very dark skinned youths (boys) one wearing a feathered crown while the other a turban crown with identical cloth wrapped or draped around their waist. This photo suggests they are from the same tribe or region.
This subject, I will examine more as it raises many important yet overlooked questions regarding the world and culture of time many of us have long forgotten. I pose the question, however, that perhaps a so called “moorish” culture existed that spanned across the Atlantic between continents. What if what we call “moor” today is some remnant of a vast culture that existed within the Americas prior to Columbus? And if this is the case, how did this word “moor” become synonyms with the entangled “dirty moors” as a blanket term for all moorish identity? If there is anything I’ve learned in my own academic (scholarly) research is that many things that were ancient and sacred were “inverted” stripped down and bastardized into its complete opposite. But why is this so hard to consider, believe, or reconcile?
If there is anything I’ve learned in my own academic (scholarly) research is that many things that were ancient and sacred were “inverted” stripped down and bastardized into its complete opposite. But why is this so hard to consider, believe, or reconcile?
America inside Cover illustration in the 1671 Book John Ogilby titled “Being an accurate description of the New World Containing its Original Inhabitants, and the Remarkable Voyages…Their Cities, Towns, Temples, Mountains and Rivers..” See the Inside cover below for complete literature and context.
New England Tribes – Algonquin
The archeological evidence of the Narragansett Tribe and the Wampanoag of Rhode Island, 1925. These photos are astounding and quite beautiful capturing the spirit and pride of the autochthonous lineage of Rhode Island, New England, North Americans.
Portland, Oregon Tribes of the Pacific Northwest. The Chinook Native Americans.
Virginia – Potomac (Patawmeck) Tribe
San Francisco Tribes
Yuchi Tribe of Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina regions, North America
Choctaw Tribe – 1908
Recognized by the US Government, The Choctaw Tribe of Mississippi, photo taken in 1908 of the Mississippi Choctaw collection of the National Museum of the American Indian.
Who are the Mound Builders of North America?
This is an ongoing inquiry and conversation that must continue to take place, not only through academic and scholarly research but recognized and unrecognized tribes sitting together with historians, researchers, and writers to mend the miseducations within documented history, oral stories, and biases. Who are the Mound Builders? A controversial path to reclaiming our ancient roots. Let’s look at some evidence, oral stories, and documented histories.
The Chahta and the Washitaw Tribes of North America, a Mound Builder Civilization Conversation
The Tchefuncta Nation Chahta Tribe. The Chahta later changed by the pen of the Europeans and reclassified as the Choctaw (were further separated by the classification of the “race” construct identity as “Black” based on both skin color and color of law ) are said to be part of the Mound Builder civilizations of North America. Chief Warhorse of the Chahta Tribe of New Orleans particularly the ancient mound site Poverty Point in West Carroll Parish claims her tribe are indigenous the the Americas and part of the Mound Builder ancient lineage. She, however, dismisses the “moorish” identification associated with mound builder ancient civilization as most indigenous aboriginal tribes tend to do based on historical “European” conflict and tribal fighting.
The Washitaw Muurs in Ancient America. Likewise, the Washitaw Tribe of the Empire of the Washitaw De Dugdahmoundyah equally claim ancient lineage to the Mound Builder civilizations dating back to the ancient Olmec Maya of Central America with a North American dynasty expanding over most of the North American continent.
The Moor and Muur Controversy, What’s the Difference?
Many so called Indigenous and Native American tribes purposefully dismiss the “moors” identification as part of the historical lineage of the ancient Aboriginal Americans due to the early European settlers and colonization conflicts (and wars) associated with the Trans Atlantic Slave trade of the Indigenous populations spanning throughout North, South and Central America and the African continents. But there is refutable evidence that there were bands of ancient “moors” or muurs who also existed throughout the Americas such as the Mayans and other North American tribes prior to the Columbus discovery. It is noted that the word “muurs” is an ancient name of the original people on the planet once called “Muu” or “Moo” a “lost race” of Lemuria and Atlantis.
Moors Recognized by the CDC Government Website as part of the Eastern Tribes of North America
It is also noted that the CDC government website recognizes the identification of the “Moors” (1237-7) under their “Race and Ethnicity” Code System under the classification of the Eastern Tribes of North America and American Indian classification system.
Does this “recognized” classification system of the Eastern Tribes have anything to do with the Empire Washitaw De Dugdahmoundyah and their Muur (AmerIndian Autochthonous Aboriginal) lineage? Or other Moor-ish tribal affiliations? Are there any other moorish tribal nations out there? Who has done the work necessary to secure recognition, land, rights, etc. autonomy? (I’m ALWAYS asking questions and not assuming its one way or the other. )
Conversations Moving Forward
These are necessary conversations that must take place in our communities. Among tribal leaders like Dr. Alim Bey, Chief of the Washitaw De Dugdahmoundyah and Chief Warhorse of the Chahta Tribe of New Orleans or other tribal nations and academics, scholars and historians (pan africans included). No debates, just peace talks moving forward within a community of earth people.
Chatah Tribe – Florida and Louisiana
Chief Warhorse of the Chahta Tribe of New Orleans
Empire Washitaw De Dugdahmoundyah
Empress Verdiacee Tiari Washitaw – Turner Gaston El Bey
Nationally recognized Indigenous Aboriginal North American Tribe as the Oldest North American Tribe and Civilization on Earth!
We are the Washitaw, The Indigenous Black Inhabitants of North America. The Suppressed Story of the Ancient Ones, the Original Black Mound Building Inhabitants of North America.
More North American Tribes
Colorado and Wyoming
Arizona and Colorado
Emblem of America published in 1801 by Haines and Son, British Museum. Depicting an autochthonic Aboriginal AmerIndian Woman adorned in tribal wardrobe and leopard or jaguar skins. For Educational Use Only.
A picture is worth a thousand words. In most cases, these photos have been largely “silenced” from mainstream media, history books, documentaries, history channels – and ultimately the memory and minds of the very people who occupy the regions and continents of the Americas. How do you erase a people and culture, you bury it. How do you bury it? By ignoring their existence. Practice the art of warfare, of erasing their existence.
Ancient Maya – Brown and Black Peoples of the Americas
How else can you explain the massive erasure of these aboriginal nations in the Americas? South America, Central America and North America contain more pyramids, more mounds, more ancient monuments and temples than any region or continent yet the history of the aboriginals and indigenous of the Americas are largely ignored and hidden from academic and historian account. It’s safe to say we know about the Native Americans but why don’t we know much else about the indigenous and aboriginal Americas? Because of their “dark” presence in history.
Even as I write this, there’s a part of me that reminds me how trivial this feels but watching documentaries like 500 Indian Nations, I’m reminded on much deeper spiritual level that what happens to all the children who are being lied to everyday? Who don’t see themselves in history? Who only believe their ancestors were the slaves of the south picking cotton and getting free in 1865 by Lincoln?
America is an ancient continent tied to many nations and ancient histories. It existed before Columbus and before the Bible. Its kingdoms and nations are tied to the indigenous and native tribal populations we know of today. Mostly the ancient world, here in America has a history that many do not know, fail to know and refuse to know.
Above are the Maya in Bonampak of Chiapas Mexico and the Guatemala border in ceremonial splendor playing musical instruments, drums and gourd rattles, their bodies covered in textiles and animal skins, ears adorned in feathered and gemstone tribal jewelry, their hair wrapped in spiritual or religious iconography and dreadlocked.
The photo above depicts royal and noble Maya women dressed in ancient fashion. Full-figured women of various brown hues and complexions assisted and cared for by servants or artisans.
Ancient Guerrero Brown and Black people of Mexico
This Guerrero statue has been compared to ancient Egyptian statues and rulers.
Notice in the modern coat of arms and flag resemble similar Egyptian Bes headdress, while the statue below resembles ancient Mayan phenotypical features.
It is noted that Olmec art is found in cave paintings in the Guerrero region at the El Manati archeological site where stone carvings of wood, basalt and jadeite, stone heads and figurines are “discovered.” One Olmec head has also been found in an area called “La Cobata” in Vera Cruz at 11 feet and 40 tons.
Ancient Maya Temple Art in Bonampak, Mexico and Guatemala
Bonampak, Mexico, the Temples of the Murals (photo pictured above).
Regarding the “Mother Civilization” of the Americas as the “First Inhabitants of the Americas” Keyesc, added, “The Olmecs are regarded as the first civilization to develop in Mesoamerica and the Olmec heartland is one of six cradles of civilization worldwide, the others being the Norte Chico culture of South America, the Erlitou culture of China’s Yellow River, the Indus Valley Civilization of the Indian subcontinent, the civilization of ancient Egypt in Africa, and the Sumerian civilization of ancient Iraq. Of these, only the Olmec civilization developed in a lowland tropical forest setting.” (Wikipedia, N.D.)
Wikipedia, N.D. Olmec Colossal Heads. Written and edited by Keyesc.
The Drawfs of the Yucatan, Campeche, and Tabasco
Ancient Mayan Drawfs or Pygmies. Cousins of Bes or Tribes of Bes?
Where the Olmec tribal people giants or drawfs? While Olmec colossal head sculptures suggests gigantic proportion architecture and science with the salvaged heads reaching over 11 feet tall (3.8 to 11.2 feet tall) as the oldest Mesoamerican civilizations. Similar to the ancient Egyptian Bes deity (pictured below) in a feathered crown headdress typical of indigenous Central and South American “native” Amerindian culture. Bes tribal indigenous iconography can be found throughout what his considered Egypt and the Americas including Persia and Phoenician regions like Ibeza (Iboshim, Phoenician BSM, meaning “dedicated to Bes” and from the Romans, “Ebusus”) whose name is said to derive from the worship or contribution of the god Bes.
Bes in Ancient Egypt
Bes, the deity is a not only known as a “protector” deity often accompanying the goddess Hathor (Het Heru) in fertility rites such as childbearing, protector of children, dance, music, mysticism, magic, but also an amulet worn or carried by soldiers for protection from demonic forces, jealously, and one’s enemies. As a symbolic figure for indigenous mystery rites, fertility and healing festivals and rites of passage, Bes traveled to many continents and regions known as a powerful drawf god.
Notice the ancient Bes Deity (god) of Ancient Egypt (figurine below) also wearing Indigenous (aboriginal) feathered Headdress similar to the modern day Guerrero flag and coat of arms.
The Coba Drawf Pygmies of the Yucatan (Mexico)
In my studies of Mexico, I came across information about the Coba which caught my attention. According to academic historian William Folan, Coba: A Classic Maya Metropolis, the Coba predated civilizations in Mexico particularly the Maya, Aztec, Toltec, and other civilizations. Yet little is both known about this civilization nor shared academically and historically!
“Local tradition, however, has it that a group of people referred to as the “Pus’ob” or “dwarfs” are responsible for the Stelae that do the core of the city.”
(Folan, et.al., 1983).
Above is a snapshot the book suggests what was coined as the “Coba” people or “drawf people” who originally inhabited the region yet died due a flood or deluge in the Mayan fourth world” (Folon, et al., 1983) later became known as the Coba temples and region of Mexico where modern Mexican tribal groups have kept their name and identity. It is also suggested that these pre-flood indigenous drawf people resided in Tabasco and Campeche in addition to what is known as Coba the city today, Mayapan of the Yucatan.
Note in this account academic account, the mysterious “Mexicanos” people “associated with the Coba” who migrated from the Mexican highlands known as “merchants and warriors” (Folan, et al., 1983) are presented yet fails to more poignantly identify or provide rich evidence of characteristics or data. In fact, not much else is presented about these people and Folon’s group of archeological “experts” evidence is lacking descriptive language describing or identifying these so called “Mexicanos” who did not call themselves “Mexicanos” during these preclassical times. This therefore is a purposefully misleading term.
Lastly, the Coba ancient Mayan deities and rulers from Folon’s accounts, known in the ancient world as “Ah Muzen Cab” was “related to honey” and water rites as a “diving god” found in the upper section of the Ixmoja Temple associated with the Maya merchant god, “Ek Chuah” also associated with “Itza” carrying a bag of copal incense. In addition, a goddess deity known in Itza as “Chiribiras” also known as Ix Chebel Yax, the wife of Itzamna has a temple mound at Lake Coba.
Furthermore, I think Dr. Alim Bey and Aseer the Duke of Tiers give an excellent in-depth academic and historical evidence for the Olmec-Americas so called mystery so poignantly omitted in academia. Check them out in your own research!
Peace, Love, and Power during these trying times on the planet!
To all the naysayers – naw, when you know, you know. So I periodically check updates to my DNA results to see what new connections these companies update as my “new results” understanding that they are only testing partial amounts of DNA and not the full scope of possibilities.
You are who you say your are, but that can cause a lot of family drama, suspicion and ridicule. My immediate family always told me I was a bit weird, “out there,” “strange,” because I’ve always walked with one foot in the outer realms and one foot on the earth, sorta speak. Full of a creative imagination with wild dreams of past lives, distant places, and connections I would later read and discover in books. Often decades later learn about and confirm feelings, knowledge and deep connections I couldn’t explain. In some ways, I can honestly say I’m a visionary with my pulse on the future colliding with a deja-vu past of already done that energy and insight. Conclusion? Some decades later, I am indeed who I said I was and the DNA don’t lie! (smile)
Delusional, Arrogant Entitlement and Extreme Naive Humbleness?
I remember sharing with one sister in my Queen Afua, Sacred Woman Training in Washington, DC, that I had dreamed I was an adept (student) or royalty in an Egyptian temple. I had described what I was wearing in that lifetime from my dress to my hair and body type. The result? She responded, “Who You? Ha, yeah right!” laughed a while and continued to explain her Oklahoma Native American heritage. I never shared with her any of my dreams or visions after that. At one Sacred Woman field trip, however, a very fair-skinned Cherokee healer, upon greeting us, grabbed me in a hug almost screaming, “My Sister!” insisting I was her “relative!” Immediately upon reaching her home, I had addressed a part of her mountain which seemed to “talk” to me to which I acknowledged and thanked as part of the earth and memory of the region we were standing upon. This connection to “earth and nature” has been a profound part of my journey and spiritual path. In other relationships, I’ve teetered on the African American mannerisms of “extreme humbleness” to forms of what appears as “arrogant entitlement” which seem to either offend people, cause misunderstanding, and claims of my “delusional” personality!
The West and the East Kinnection
I’ve always had a fascination and deep connection rather “kin-nection” to parts of Ancient Egypt. I always felt that the Native Americans whom I would later learn were made up of a melting pot of “races” and nations of so called black or Aboriginal, Paleo AmerIndians and the Bering Strait Native Americans (we know and see today on reservations) and other bloodlines traveling to what we call North America. When the Smithsonian Native American Museum opened in 2005, I was asked by my Native American brothers and sisters “which Tribe” I was from and schooled by an almost jet black Seminole and Blackfoot Aboriginal American to “do the research and find out,” while exchanging words in Algonquin. I had never felt so “home” in the presence of my “relatives” who spanned the racial nations of brown, black, red, white hues of Indigenous Americans.
Knowing and Confirmation, Twenty Years Later
What I didn’t express, however, was my deeper belief or “knowing” that somehow showed itself in the way I dressed and believed in the whole “Native American” story. A story that was far from any narrative I had learned in school but one I knew to fit in my own personal understanding and sense of “rightness.” I had once created a visual art collage that had two different focus points split by halves. On the West, America, a Native American image and on the East, East African, Indigenous – both were wearing the same feather headdress, both tribal, both dancing to the drum, with similar tribal outfits, and similar skin tone — separated by water and geography! I remember my Aunt Tiye looking at the collage piece on my wall and then glancing at me never speaking a word.
Rameses and The Nubian Makuria Kingdom
Well, some twenty years later, I was right! My fascinations, obsessions, weird dreams, feelings confirmed by DNA results to Rameses and the Makuria! Perhaps, my DNA was speaking to me all the time, sharing with me in dreams or visions. Perhaps, my past life memories just knew that the jewelry I made in this lifetime were the same natural gemstones I had worn in other lifetimes on this planet? My DNA results confirm that my bloodline and lineage does indeed match with two distinct Egyptian matches and three Ancient Egyptian Kingdom periods, the Middle, the Late, and the Ptolemaic. Further reaching into some of the earliest noble and royal families in Eurasia (Europe), West Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and Canary Islands during the Moorish Empire in Europe. The later I can confirm with family oral histories AND Caribbean bloodlines which I’ve researched in Genealogy studies providing me with names of ancestors who are also connected to old royal noble bloodlines in Europe. But that’s for another article!
Challenging the Mainstream Historical Narrative
If I allowed my initial intuitive feelings to be squashed out as “delusional” nonsense and went along with what I was told in history class or mainstream history channels and popular doctrine, I would have turned my back on my connections decades ago. Trusted what my family told me (many of whom have lost their sense of family linage or documentation of genealogy altogether believing and labeling themselves “Black” on the US Census boxes). While wandering and existing aimlessly, as many so called African Americans with no sense of history other than the American Slavery “Know Your Roots, Henry Louise Gates, Jr.” narrative and identity. ( I do have a long blog rant addressing the Louise Gates, Jr. narrative on one of my Blogs written in 2013!) But something within me kept to my convictions – no matter how daunting and lonely or “fantastical” my memories and forms of outer self expression seemed to not fit in mainstream society, history, theology or behaviors.
Don’t fall for the DNA company’s who won’t share so called Native American connections.
I do find it interesting, however, that many DNA companies I’ve uploaded my results to “refuse” to explore or provide DNA information about my North American or Caribbean DNA matches in detail. They do confirm some regional areas but always, always insist that this is because of American Slavery, Caribbean and Central American Slavery and not admit pre-Columbus lineage or historical facts. Ancestry (dot com) for instance continually adds I have 1% North American Native American DNA and will periodically add Mexican Central American 1% DNA or Andean Native American DNA but omit my Caribbean links to family altogether although my mother has shared her results and my grandfather’s and parents birth documents have been recorded and verified. I’m sure I’m another 10 to 20 years full disclosure of these so called Native American – Aboriginal – African American DNA connections will be available, fully transparent and historically known.
DNA Connections and Coincidences to Ancient Egypt
25th Dynasty, 18th Dynasty
Dreams of Rameses and Kemetic Gods, and Lifetimes in Temples
My Aunt’s name is the same as Queen Tiye of the 18th Dynasty
Renaming myself Kemetic names which link to lost tribes (Africa, America and Asia)
Naming my daughter Nefertari
My daughter’s first name is the same as an Egyptian queen (which I found out decades later)
My (renamed) last name showing up as a tribe connected to both America and Africa (which I found out decades later)
Jewelry and fascination with gemstones and fashion sense
A deep sense and connection to all races and cultures on this planet!
More about the Kukuria Kingdom of Kush (Cush) and Egypt (Kemet) to come!
As any avid reader and researcher, I was like “Who is the Kukuria (Kulubnarti Makurian Nubia) Tribal Kingdom Nation?” Where do they come from? What is their connection to Ancient Egypt? Who were these Kings and Queens? How did they Live? What nome and cataract of Ancient Egypt did they occupy? What is their connection to the Ancient Americas or Amaru Nations? How were they connected to Early Christianity? How and what European nations did they form, create and hold as Royal or Nobility? The questions are endless and I plan to research this group more in detail this year.
It’s interesting to note that ALL my Genetic Distance results were linked to the Kukuria Kulubnarti Makurian Nubia DNA Samples showing various so called regional haplogroup diversity extending out of Africa into Europe, Asia and the Americas.
It’s very exciting to find more data about these groups and our global history. I plan to reread the book Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire by Drusilla Dunjee Houston (1926) with a much keener eye and take notes to see how this group or these tribal groups traversed the planet to inhabit and teach civilization to the four corners of our globe. I’m also eager to find new books and information on this subject and share as I learn.
In love, Power, Peace and Prosperity Global Family!
Peace Family! Shifting through some of my SNHU projects I came across an early Anthropology final project from 2019 prior to some of my more intensive research. Initially, holding onto this project sharing emails with Kurimeo Ahua about this topic, although he insisted I should do a YouTube video at the time I had mysteriously lost the confidence to present this information. Retreating quietly into utter silence which for an artist is near insanity.
Why? Looking back now, there was a mix of phenomena taking place, some psychic attacks, some negative self-talk, some adolescent fears of stammering, personal immediate distractions, deep perfectionist self-judgements, all of which culminate into mental over matter psychology. This morning especially, I’ve been going through some of my courses at SNHU and uploading many to SlideShare as a way of giving back, releasing energy, and mostly helping others creatively, when I really had no idea what I was doing just allowing the flow of creativity, inquiry and scholarship guide me. With only two weeks left to classes and my second undergrad degree, I feel like I can finally breathe with one last child-bearing breath toward a kind of birth.
Since SlideShare rejected this presentation numerous times, I’ll make “special effort” toward releasing this project in many forms! One thing I have developed while attending university is patience, resilience, and perseverance, no matter how many road blocks or glitches. For instance, while completing this task, the WordPress tags “disappeared” from my tools bar- stranger than fiction is and understatement. Nevertheless, during my break, I will produce a narration to upload to my YouTube channel.
Thanks and Appreciation
Just want to thank my SNHU Professors for allowing me free reign to express my ideas, research and theories. To all my special teachers and those courageous authors who dared to tell the truth at all costs. I love you the most! And my handful of family who stuck with me from the beginning and who still manage to have faith that whether I’m the hero or anti-hero, eventually we will all get there! Love You~ Daria