MUSKOGA   The Seminole Indians of Mexico and Texas                ©1999, Doug Sivad &Larry Abrams


OLMEC - The people of a culture that evolved in the Central Americas estimated at ca. 1500 B.C. Sometimes called "Rubber People",they are also said to be "four faced" people since remains and traces of Africans, Phoenicians, and Asians are found intermingled with American Natives.      

Huesteca Culture, Vera Cruz, MX, ca. 1,000 AD

The African Connections:   Contemporary Anthropologist and Archaeologist accept the facts revealing that original Humans originated in North-central East Africa. Lucy, the remains of the world's oldest woman found there have been carbon dated at 3-4 million years old. It is now understood that other races evolved after migrations into other parts of the world. Even to the icy northlands, following the discovery of fire. Pre-historic African remains are found throughout the world; including the Western Hemisphere.        

Huesteca Culture, Vera Cruz, MX, ca. 1,000 AD

"It is about time that the Black community in the United States insists that in schools and universities, the true picture of America and a reformed concept of Ancient African history, beginning with the earliest Nubian Kings , should be revealed." -- Alexander vonWuthenau, Director, Central Archives of Human Representations in the Americas, San Angel, Mexico City

"Everything seems to point out that toward the 15th and 16th centuries B.C., the cultural patterns of the groups who lived on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico were very different from those observed between 1350 and 1250 B.C., when technology, customs, and lifestyles changed radically."  Archealogical Guide of Park Museum, La Venta, Tabasco, MX      

Olmec Culture, Vera Cruz, MX, ca. 1200 BC

Thirty-seven years ago, the skull of a woman was found in Central Brazil. On Wednesday,September 22, 1999 news was released that Paleontologist have determined the skull is that of an African woman, whom they have named Luiza for an ancient comparison to Lucy in pre-historic Africa. Until then it was been believed that the first American natives were of Asia, but this find changes that.

"I think these figures certainly document an African presence, although I have not, myself, come to any hard and fast conclusions about the nature of that presence from what I have seen there. My friend and guide from Mexico City asked me, 'why couldn't they be from Mexican Indians?'" - L.C. Abrams, about his research findings.                      

Olmec Culture, Vera Cruz, MX, ca. 1200 BC


Exploration of a Ramses' body evealed American tobacco in his system. Records say he used the leaf to relieve his toothaches. Researcher R.A. Jairazbhoy declares that it was under Ramses I rule that Kemet made its first voyages to the "lands of the setting sun"

                Olmec Culture, Vera Cruz, MX, ca. 1200 BC

"...and that canoes had been found which start from the coast of Guinea and navigate to the west with merchandise." - Bartelome Las Casas, Columbus' First Mate, recorded in their ship logs. 

Olmec  Culture,  Vera  Cruz,  MX,  ca.  1200 BC

"As was now quite obvious, the Micmac writing system (and also part of their language) is derived from ancient Egyptians." Professor Barry Fell, "America B.C. " PocketBooks,NewYork,1976,1989

Olmec Culture, Vera Cruz, MX, ca. 1200 BC

Purple dye used to paint sculptures in Central America had only one source for such pigment; the southern and eastern Mediterranean Sea which territorially, at the time, belonged to Lower Egypt. The color was a color of royalty. The color remains popular in Mexico .                

Clay figurine, Central Mexico, Pre-Columbian, ca. 500-1400 AD.

A written account by Peter Martyr, an Italian Historian, describes a colony of Africans found in 1513 by Balboa in Darien, the Spanish name for an area of South and Central America. He tells that the Blacks used the colony as a base for waging war against neighboring Native tribes. Martyr's theory was that they were Ethiopian pirates who had been shipwrecked on the gulf coast.

           Clay figurines, Central Mexico, Pre-Columbian, ca. 500-1400 AD

 Lucas Vasquez de Allyon with 500 Spaniards and 100 African slaves established a colony at the mouth of the Peedee River, in present-day South Carolina, in 1526. Within a few days, the slaves revolted and ran to the Indians. The Okisi Creek Muskogee held that territory, at that time.

Clay figurine, Central Mexico, Pre-Columbian, ca. 500-1400 AD

The Yamassee, a Black Indian tribe, (described as a beautiful, tall people with thick lips, dark skin, large flat feet, and long curly hair) migrated from the Caribbean, to present-day Georgia, ca. 1400 A.D.

"At that time Jesus went on the Sabbath day through thecorn; and his disciples were an hungered and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat." Matthew 12:1, KJV   Corn (maize) is a foodstuff from the Western Hemisphere; the Americas

These photos were converted from slides taken by Larry C. Abrams during one of his research journeys to Central Mexico. He shot them during his visit to The Park Museum of La Venta, Tabasco


         In Memoriam LARRY CARL ABRAMS  April 10, 1942 - September 20, 1999

"Our birth, we control not, neither our demise. But we can determine the dash between the two." - Anon

Next to my dad, Larry was the oldest friend I had. We were babies together, to mothers who were high school friends. From kindergarten through third grade, we fought over the same girls in our class, but after school we were together, either at his house, mine, or someone else's, working on Cub Scout projects, or just hangin' out. We were in each other's life, off and on, over the past years. He was the Best Man at my first marriage. He spent days in my home when he was on his way to Mexico on one of his excursions. He traveled to Brackettville, Texas with me on one of my research trips, met some of the Muskogas, and ate some of their delicious food. A few years later, Larry and I discovered that we were again being drawn together, this time by the subject of our work; the African influence on Western culture. His treks to Switzerland, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Mexico made him a reservoir for information. Mainly, he had a chance to study sans the U.S. propaganda sway in historical events, and cultural opinions. It's almost impossible for me to list Larry's contributions to others personally, academically, and artistically; because he was a people person.

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