Africans in the Americas
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Sculptures Showing Africans in the Americas before Columbus

OLMEC HEAD SHOWING BLACK AFRICAN FEATURES

This head wears a helmet and has African features as well as straight eyes as well as the Negroid chin.

 

 

 

 

 

AFRICAN-OLMEC (THE BLACK CIVILIZATION OF ANCIENT MEXICO

The belief that the African-Olmecs were a Pan-Nubian/West African Sahara civilization is believed by many in Africa and elsewhere. Olmec Helmets are very similar to those worn by the Nubians and West Africans of ancient times. Both are made of a combination of Leather and metal.

 

 

AFRICAN-OLMEC HEAD WITH AFFINITIES IDENTICAL
TO THAT OF AFRICANS IN GHANA

This head has a genetic feature that is found among Africans in Ghana. That feature is the distinct line on the lips that was so expertly carved in. The Helmet is also similar to helmets created by the Pan-Nubian civilization that spread from Southern Egypt and Sudan to West Africa.
 

 

 

 

 

AFRICAN-OLMEC HEAD OF IMPORTANT WARRIOR-KING

The people who carved these heads would never have taken the time to glorify people who were not in a very high position. The people represented in the faces of these heads may have led a great dynasty of Black Kings who ruled for more than two thousand years in Mexico and who eventually became absorbed into the Indian population due to mixing. Thus, their culture and traditions became part of the Indian culture that followed (Mayas, Aztecs, ect.), however, there is evidence that the Olmecs existed and continued their culture up to about 400 AD. Many migrated to lands in the North (United States) and the South (South America).
 

HEAD OF MAYA MAGICIAN

The Magicians of Olmec history were described as "dwarfish" Negroid people who began a religious order in Mexico about 800 to 600 BC. This head shows a magician with a snake in his mouth. The purpose of the snake in ancient African religious ceremonies as a symbol of fertility and power is to help bring good fortune.


 

WEST AFRICAN MAGICIAN WITH SNAKE PASSING THROUGH NOSE AND MOUTH

This bronze sculpture of a West African Shaman with a snake passing throught the nose and mouth looks similar to that of the Maya Africoid magician with a snake pasing through the mouth.

The spreading of religious and cultural traits from Africa to Mexico and Centra America seem to have occured over a long period of time. For example, both the Aztecs and Shangoists of West Africa recognized the Thunder God. Axes and children are both significant in the religion of ancient Africans as well as the African-Olmecs. The African-Olmecs of Mexico and African nationalities like the Dogon also had a religion that recognized the Venus planetary complex.

AFRO-MAYA WOMAN

This sculpture shows a combination of Black African and Indian racial features and points to what led to the breakup of the African-Olmec culture as they became more mixed, were driven out of power or lost their ability to maintain their cultrue as others overtook them. This lesson is one that African-Americans and other African peope must learn if they are to survive anywhere on earth.
 

 

 

ORIGINAL BLACK MOJAVE NATIVE OF CALIFORNIA

Black African-Americans are composed of two main groups of Blacks, those who were in the US and the rest of the Americas before Columbus and were enslaved due to the Church Edict of the 1440's, and those who were enslaved and brought from Africa after 1492.

This picture is of one of the original Black nations of California, the Black Californians or Black Mojave who lived in the hot parts of California. There were also other Black tribes and nations in California, including those who had a trading relationship with people in the Pacific Ocean.

The Black Californians fought with the Spanish, the Mexican Spanish and the Anglo-Americans up to the mid 1800's. Some were enslaved by the Californios and freed after slavery was abolished in California. Many others contined fighting and they were pacified. Many of the Black Californians went to live in the Cities among other Blacks while some went to Mexico.

Today, California's Black population is an indigenoius Black population in the same way that the Mexican populaton is indigenous. However, the Negro/Black population is also Aboriginal to California and the South West and since the Black race is basically as distinct as they were one thousand years ago to a greater extent than other peoples in California, one will not be able to tell who is of Black California ancestry and who is not. Both African-Americans and Black Californians are Africoid peoples.

BLACK CALIFORNIA NATIVE
 

This is one of the rare pictures (many are no doubt hidden of a Black Californian at a mission with a cowbell in one hand and a cross in the other (not shown). This pictures shows the Black Californian wearing a necklace similar to that of the picture with the Black Californian warrior with bow and arrows.
 

 

 

 

 

 

AFRICOID HEAD FROM SEPIC MOUND IN OHIO

The region from Ohio to Mississippi and from California to Florida had a prehistoric and preColumbian Black population. There are many clues and pieces of evidence that show this to be true, including the fact that the descendants of one such group, the Washitaw Nation is recognized as a distinct Black nation and is said to have once controled a significant amount of land in the Mississippi Valley.

 

 

 

MASK OF PERSON FROM TEOTECHUACAN CULTURE

The mask to the left can represent either American Indian of somone of Nubian/West African origins with what is called "Mongoloid" eyes such as the Nuer woman above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFRO-DARIENITE INDIAN FROM PANAMA; BLACK CALIFORNIAN MOJAVE FROM CALIFORNIA

These pictures represent modern Blacks from the Americas whose ancestors were in the Americas before Columbus. The man on the left with a bow and arrow belongs to the Afro-Darienite people, most likely a descendant of one of the groups of "Ethiopians," that were seen in Darien by Balboa and Peter Matyr's people when they sailed through the region.

The other man on the right is a member of the Black Californians or Black Mojave people. The Black Californians were of the same Black race as African-Americans or Africans. Their origins initially was Africa but based on Indian information given to the first Spanish explorers, they (the Black Californians) traded with people who lived in the Pacific Ocean and made trips there as well (see "A History of the African-Olmecs" published by www.1stbooks.com

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