Some researchers reject the idea that Malians came to America in 1310. They base this conclusion on the myth that the first Africans came to the Americas as slaves.
The art from the American mound builders and Brazil indicate the presence of Malian military personal. Richard Hull, in Munyakaye: African Civilization before the Bature, noted that "the Mali marines wore white caps on their heds and a white tunic. On the side of the skull-caps worn by the Malian marines".E. Murphy, History of African Civilization, said the uniform of the Malian military consisted of sandles, loose fitting cotton breeches reaching down to the knees, a sleeveless tunic, and a white headdress of either cotton or leather, decorated with one or more feathers"(p.138). Below is the Brazil Tablet
As you can see the Malian royal from Brazil wears the sleeveless tunic, skullcap breeches reaching down to the knees,as described by Europeans who visited the Mali Empire.
Below is a statuette from the Spiro mound.
This figure also wears a skullcap and breeches. He also has a shield on his back. This is interesting because Malian marines usually were armed with a leather shield and short sword. This spiro mound figure may be a representation of a Malian marine.
Below are some short swords and other figures with knee-length breeches, found in the Spiro mounds.
These artifacts show the influence of Malian explorers in building mounds in North and South America.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Archaeological Evidence of Black Native American Mound Builders
Posted by Dr. Clyde Winters at 2:04 PM
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Well, well, the truth will, and has gracefully surfaced. Since I was a child, I've always felt, or known that this world was created by Abibirifo, the black men, and women towards the betterment of the human kind...I do admire the euro/albion of its, excuse me, their quickness to have at least gained a somewhat similar, although harsh but an understanding of this world. If only they had a sense to put ‘reasonable’ into the right mindset, so much more could have been achieved,than the simpletons of greed, and power, as the rant, and whine of a child to go first.
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