Friday, April 14, 2006

Muse of Mysteries & maps


AMEXEM, AZTLAN, TURTLE & TA-MERI-KA are among the many names given to Empires of MUURS or Mound Builders inhabiting North America in a period dated to: 10,000 BCE (BEFORE CHRISTIAN ERA).

Many leading anthropologists, historians and other scientists have themselves been flabbergasted by recent pronouncements in various reputable circles about the existence of such empires.

Intriguing pre-historic verification of human activities from Alaska to near the tip of South America, suggest the New World may be at least 20,000 years older than first imagined. Near British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands archeologists on a routine dive found a small blade of dark basalt. Its sharp edge and flaked surface suggested it was no ordinary rock. It proved later to be made by people who lived on now sunken lands before the Ice Age. Some scientists are still unable to embrace this idea though they are in possession of vital evidence.

An excerpt from “TA-MERI-KA: EL” by ROI Ankhkara Kwabena

Published in DIALOGUE Journal :No.1 /Vol. 2
Available as PDF by request


Blogger Empress Tsahai said...

YES I! Wonderful post! Permit to share a little I have found out since having just moved to St Louis, MO...near those Cahokia mounds...been doin' a little research...this is an excerpt of something written by a brothah here in USA:

"We need to do some serious study of the history (Ourstory) of the Western Hemisphere. It must first be overstood that people of African descent were/are the true civilizers of this planet. Everywhere we traveled we brought and maintained civilizations. We were the first people to lived in a civilized society in Europe. In northern Europe we are historically called Grimaldis and in southern Europe we were known as Moors. In Asia we started the first dynasty, known as the Shang Dynasty. In Central and South America we were known as the Olmecs. In the North America we are historically called the Ancient Ones or the Mound Builders.

It also important to overstand that the Atlantic Ocean is a cosmic mirror. African culture was progressing almost simultaneously in the western hemisphere as it was in the eastern hemisphere. Nile Valley civilization in East Africa is comparable with Mississippi River Valley in the United States. The Mississippi River is the Nile River of the United States. There are over 110 mounds (pyramids) built along the Mississippi River (including the Missouri and Ohio Rivers). The Mississippi River was Americas first cultural highway. We lived in magnificent cities along the Mississippi River. As stated before our civilizations in America mirrored our civilizations in Africa.

During that time in Africa, the Arabs lived as nomads. They traveled in large caravans of families or in small male groups (thieves and vandals) from city to city. We as Africans did not allow Arabs to maintain a permanent residence within our cities. We treated them with hospitality as guests, but made it clear that they were not welcome to live amongst us permanently. This is how the Arabs became the main controllers of the continental trade routes. They were familiar with the distances and routes from city to city and from country to country.

In the United States, the Indians lived a similar nomadic lifestyle as the Arabs lived in Africa. Indians lived in teepees throughout the midwest. A teepee is not for permanent residence. A teepee is used the same way a tent is used; for temporary shelter.

Along the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio Rivers, we built our cities the same way our brothers and sisters did along the Nile River. There is an even a city named Cairo in southern Illinois at the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi River. [I am not implying that we did not built cities all over the United States, but for the sake of this article, our cities along the river valleys are being highlighted].

Our primary purpose for contact with Indians in pre-Columbian America was for trade. We traded goods that we brought with us from Africa and goods that we produced here in America for the goods that Indians had. The Indians who roamed the plain states became the main carriers of goods from the west coast to the east coast. Our relationships at that point in time was primarily business dealings.

After European expansion and conquest of America, it was Indians who assisted the Europeans in the capture and forced servitude of people of African descent. Indians raided cities and villages of our people to capture and enslave them. [The same thing that Arabs did and are continuing now in Sudan and Mauritaina].

Tribes of Indians who roamed the plain states where very successful in raiding cities that we had established in the western part of the country. They used the rivers as on the main ways of transporting us back east. It was not uncommon for Indians to own people of African descent as slaves. American Indians played a significant role in the continuance of the slave trade within the United States.

This article has given you a small understanding of the past relationships between people of African descent and American Indians. So the next time someone compliments your hair or your complexion, remember your legacy as a person of African descent. Proudly state, "I have African in my family."


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