AUTHOR:

Author, Artist, Speaker, Traveler

My new book, HeTePu Publications’ Moundbuilders of Ancient America: A Legacy Reclaimed, self-published in conjunction with the notable Black Classic Press, is not only the story of our Black Amer-Indian ancestors, traced to a heritage of Mississippian Moundbuilders who were chiefdoms and queendoms, but also a more deeply complex and revolutionary reveal. As an Author/Historian, I trace our Heritage back 8 generations in the book to the Southeastern Ceremonial Complexes. In the process of my research, I find our family’s Muskogee/Creek Heritage has linkages to Mesoamerica, thus intersecting both the Pre-Columbian and Colonial History of this land.

Moundbuilders of Ancient America: A Legacy Reclaimed, is a fascinating historical resource, as I share the untold story of our Red Stick Creek Ancestors, Clan Mother, Starlina Hadjo and her son, Talmuchees Hadjo, a Talisi War Chief and Prophet, who was a Traditionalist, leading his people through many Indian Wars, including the Creek Civil War and 1814 Battle of Tahopeka (Horseshoe Bend), Alabama. That was the beginning of Creek Land Cessesion and Trails of Tears for Red Stick Creek, with the loss of 23,000,000 acres after the Treaty of Fort Jackson. These and many more unknown stories are revealed, including information on Pre-Clovis Archeological Sites, Mississippian Moundbuilders, Old Settlers in Tahlequah, Indian and Freedmen Rolls, the 3 Seminole Wars and NAGPRA, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, in addition to the latest DNA Technology and Genealogical Tools one can use. Lastly, Ms. Giza describes the impact of what’s known as the Mississippian Shatter Zone, which led to the dismantling of the Southeastern Ceremonial Complexes.

ARTIST:
As a Recording Artist, Filmmaker and Fabric Artist, I’m weaving words, images and handmade crafts into works of art. My Gullah-Geechee inspired creations, ‘Sufia’s Woven Treasures’ are fabric woven baskets, pot-holders and coasters out of quilting scraps in the tradition of Charleston, South Carolina area Sweetgrass Basketmakers. Go to Pinterest for more details on ‘Sufia’s Woven Treasures’. To request a brochure with price list email: [email protected]

SPEAKER:
Certified Yoga Instructor
Cultural Diversity
Genealogy Research: Finding Our Roots
Healing Power of Music
Vegetarian Nutrition Consults

TRAVELER:
I am a “Globe Trotter” and have traveled extensively, having sailed both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, visited Cancun and the Mexican Riviera, traveled to 10 Caribbean Islands and to Egypt, Africa. I do Healing Retreats on my SOUL Quests: A Vision Quest With Soul. Whether hiking Red-Rock Trails in Sedona, Arizona and searching for Sage in Malibu Canyon, California, Mound Trekking in the Southeastern US or visiting the Rainforest of Tobago I can show you the marvels of Mother Nature.

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