Firstly, this is not the beginning of the series but I chose this part because I thought Chief Warhorse of the Chata explained some interesting points, and very unpopular ideas, very clearly.
She basically explains that while Katrina was horrific in how it hit the Louisiana area, the real storm is the burial of Native American history in the area. The Chief also argues that those that are considered 'Indians' are those set up by the government under President Andrew Jackson and Indian Rights Law. Indigenous Native Americans, were given the name Indian as a 'tag' (and a perjorative) to categorize them.
Indigenous People in the Louisiana area and their evidences of who and what they are kept via oral history, old Cathedrals, as well as tombs; something not seen on the mainstream scale when thinking of Native American Scholarship.
RACE AS VALIDITY
Race, according to the Chief, also plays a big part in someone being 'Indian' in that the percentage of 'Indian Blood' leaning towards European Ancestry is considered more valuable or substantial in being a 'credible Indian person', as opposed to those people of Indigenous descent with the least amount of African Ancestry. This is an idea that she rejects.
TO BE INDIAN REJECTS AFRICA
I thought it was very interesting that the host said he had come from the Garveyites and in that consciousness, was taught those that claim 'Indian' were only people that were trying to deflect being African or 'N word' status. He then talked about how his growth had shown him that the 'Indians' seen via media were not representative of the darker skinned populations of Indigenous peoples in the Americas.
When looking at indigenous populations throughout the planet, we see a large variety of them being very dark skinned. And when conquering peoples portray them, they would use their own people to represent the great figures of those that they had conquered; programming the population to believe in the inaccuracies of textbooks and entertainment.
For me, the case may be that early Indigenous peoples in the Americas may have come from Africa at a very early date (far earlier than the Moors in the Islamic Era, Vikings, or the Europeans of what is called the Slave Trade). Native Americans simply are those that are indigenous; more importantly those that came first. If this is the case, then it is worth the investigation. The evidences of these things cannot be ignored. DEOZI!
This video is significant to me because the place studied is where my ancestors on my maternal Great Grandmother's side come from.
SPANISH ROOTS MAY EXIST
A professor takes time out to actually look into the language of the Maroons. He uses one Maroon as his basis for trying to understand. He says that that the Maroon speaks 'old time patwa' as well as a language variety that is similar to people in Sierra Leone and Surinam (The case with the former is obvious since many JA Maroons were taken their after the Second Maroon War). What I did find interesting is that there were traces of what appears to be Spanish within the language. The use of the terms 'Sabi', is similar to the Spanish verb 'Saber' which means 'to know' in that tongue (I could be wrong about the linking). I do not find it unusual that it exists since Xaymaka (Jamaica) was ruled for over 150 years by the Spanish (along with Moors).
TAINO AND ARABIC ROOTS
The regretable part of this video is that there are not enough people to substantiate the nuances of the language since he is only using one person. No one can base an entire language on just one individual. Moreover, the professor's interests seem to be only in the African roots but not any potential Native American (Yamaye) roots whatsoever (I say this because Maroon populations in Jamaica lay claim to being Native Caribbean peoples namely the Taino of the island that were named Yamaye). There is also the idea of any Arabic derivations as well. If Spanish had been influenced by Arabic, then certainly the early Maroons, which consisted of Moors, had to have some impact upon the language as well.
ETYMOLOGY: THE ROOT OF LANGUAGE
Questions also arise about the root of the word 'Kromanti' and where it comes from. Some scholars say it was just another way of naming the Ashanti and Fon peoples that were kidnapped and brought over to the Caribbean (I have seen the word written many ways in the literature: koramantee, koromantyne, etc. It may have a link to the world 'Garamantes', which is a populations of Dark Skinned Africans that were called Berber).
Let us hope there are more people and more examples of the language, in terms of syntax, verbs, and other dynamics that come with it, in the near future.
Respect to the professor for giving us a peek into a language that has evolved from conflict and the meeting of Native Americans, varieties of Africans, as well as varieties of Europeans in the land of Yamaye Peoples.
Now I thought this video was simply hilarious. It is usually the idea of death, destruction, apathy, anarchy, grief, and plain old negativity, that is brought to mind when thinking of an apocalypse. This video shows a different point of view. Society doesn't get destroyed whenever the rapture takes place. Rather, society actually changes (or gets better) because of the lack of rapture Christians organizations missing. Imagine that. Would the world truly be a better place? Just watch.