October 18, 2019

American Indians Were Darker in Early America

When European explorers first reached the Americas, they thought they had landed on the eastern shores of India. Their drawings of Native Americans were of dark, swarthy people; many of them depicted with frizzy hair like that of the early Dravidians, of India, and Africans.
Today, progressive scholars are beginning to recognize that, indeed, the American Indian is the same phenotype as the Eastern Indian. And the preposterous racial classifications of Johann Blumenbach are being shown for what they were, European fallacies. Photo left: Early Dutch depiction of Indians in the New York - Delaware area.
Photo above: Sitting Bull with his family. As outlined earlier on this blog, the Early Africans migrated along the shores of the Indian Ocean reaching India, the Pacific Islands, and southern and eastern Asia. The volcanic islands of the Pacific, meanwhile, over the epochs, were stepping stones to the Americas. Asians from the North intermingled with the Africans to foster the red man. The writings of Vasco da Gama and others indicate that they were aware of swarthy people on all parts of the Earth.
Photo above: Choctow Indians of Mississippi, 1908
Click: Mississippi Choctaw Indians Today... .