AMER-INDIAN HISTORY 101: MISSING PAGES
The presence of Original Indigenous Americans or Amer-Indians dates back millennia. For decades, Anthropologists and Archaeologists have looked to a Clovis First Theory, that says earliest occupations in the Americas began around 10,000 – 12,000 years BC. However, paradigms are shifting as new findings of Pre-Clovis Archeological Sites surface, pushing the timeline back farther into antiquity, including the 50,000+ BC., Topper Site in Allendale, South Carolina.
DNA does not lie and ours traced back to Siberia and the Bering Strait area in 50,000 BC, as seen in the Gedmatch Archaic Matches Ancestry Chart here. Scholars like, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, They Came Before Columbus (1976) and Early America Revisited (1998) have written about this subject for years. Now new researchers like myself, and Dr. David Imhotep, The First Americans Were Africans: Documented Evidence (2011) are bringing forward new information to document the presence of Pre-Columbian African Descendant Native Americans. For me and my McQueen Clan, we found an unknown reservoir of ancient Mesoamerican Ethnic Admixtures after DNA testing, including Ancient Californian Clans like the Miwok, Ohlone (pictured here) and Serrano, with linkages running south into Olmec Mexico & Central America. In finding Ohlone and Serrano DNA in our Heritage, it shows a downward migration, which corresponds with the Muskogee/Creek Creation Story of a West to Eastward migration. Moundbuilders of Ancient America: A Legacy Reclaimed explores that Ancient American past, yet pulls history into the present, using meticulous research and the latest DNA Technology and tools to document our family’s intersectional experience with both Pre-Columbian and Colonial History of this land. This Ethnic Admixture Table shows our Indigenous and Mesoamerican Ancestry as Lumbee, Puerto Rican is Taino, Ste7 is Ohlone, we have Miwok & Mexican. This new found knowledge empowers present day descendants who in connecting the dots, are reconnecting familial relationships and gaining knowledge of our rich lineage. At the same time, it also helps to educate the general public, as we peel back these layers of a newly discovered American History, told from an authentic perspective, in the voices of my Hadjo Ancestors from the Wind Clan. I did the poem in this video, Cofetazque Queen, in 2015 on our homestead in Wassamassaw, SC, before I DNA tested in 2017 and found out my connection was more than slivers of oral history and intuition. Take a deep dive into history with me within the pages of Moundbuilders of Ancient America: A Legacy Reclaimed.