Friday 30 June 2023

COMING TO AMERICA—Abu Bakar—1310 AD—The Fula, Hausa, & Tuareg

Mansa Musa reported that for the first voyage, "Abu Bakar equipped 2000 ships filled with men and the same number equipped with gold, water and provisions, enough to last them for years, they departed and a long time passed before anyone came back. Then one shop returned and we asked the Captain what news they brought”.

The captain replied to Mansa Musa, 'Yes, O Sultan, we traveled for a long time until there appeared in the open sea a river with a powerful current, the other ships went on ahead, but when they reached that place, they did not return and no more was seen of them”.

“As for me, I went about at once and did not enter the river”.

“Abu Bakar left me (Mansa Musa) to deputize for him and embarked on the Atlantic Ocean with his men. That was the last we saw of him and all those who were with him. And so, I became king in my own right”.

Around 1310 A.D. thousands of Manding speakers arrived in the Americas from ancient Mali…

Ibn Fadlullah al-Umari, in his encyclopedia "Masalik al Absar", said the mariners from Mali during the reign of Abubakari made transatlantic voyages...

Al-Umari, obtained his information from Mansa Musa, who was handed the kingship of Mali by Abubakari when he set out to colonize the Americas…

The expeditionary force of Mansa and Abubakari, must have been immense, because the average boat on the Niger, in the 1500's A.D., could carry 80 men…

“At the mouth of River Real [the Bonny River]…there is a very large village, consisting of about 2,000 souls. Much salt is made here, and in this country are to be found the largest canoes, made of a single trunk, that are known in the whole of Ethiopia of Guinea; some are so large that they hold 80 men. they travel distances of a hundred leagues and more down the river” — Pacheo Pereira 

SOURCE; (Ghana Social Science Journal Volumes 3-4; 1976)

This means that anywhere between 25,000 to 80,000 men may have sailed from Mali along with Abubakari…

“For a long time we have known from the writings of our ancestors that neither I [Montezuma], nor any of those who dwell in this land, are natives of it, but foreigners who came from very distant parts; and likewise we know that a chieftain, of whom they were all vassals, brought our people to this region. And he returned to his native land and after many years came again, by which time all those who had remained were married to native women and had built villages and raised children".

— Montezuma 

SOURCE; (Hernán Cortes, “Letters From Mexico”)

The Aztec leader, Montezuma, explained that his understanding of the ORIGIN of the Aztec was as a people who arrived on the EASTERN shore of Mexico ABOARD SHIPS that had left a land from across the ocean...

The Aztecs named their first colony Mali-nalco...

In Old Mali there is one village called Mali-koma...

The name "Mali" was used with suffixes by Africans to name cities...

We have, in an independent history, the account of those ships leaving Mali at the time the "Aztec" arrived on the EASTERN shore of Mexico...

The writings of Sahagun say the Aztec did not come from the North or Northwest into Mexico…

Sahagun wrote that they arrived by ships coming from the direction of the rising sun (East) and that they landed on the Gulf Coast of Mexico at Panutla (Panuco).

“The first settlers of New Spain countless years ago, coming in ships from the sea, disembarked at Pantutla [Panuco]”.

SOURCE; (John Thomas Short, ‘The North Americans of Antiquity, Their Origin, Migrations, and Type of Civilization Considered’; 1879).

“The apartments are small, low, and in the Moorish style”.

“Each of these chiefs has at the entrance of his house, but outside of it, a large court-yard, and in some there are two and three and four very high buildings, with steps leading up to them, and they are very well built; and in them they have their mosques and prayer places”.

“These houses and mosques, wherever they exist, are the largest and best built in the town, and they keep them very well adorned, decorated with feather-work and well-woven stuffs, and with all manner of ornaments”.

“Every day, before they undertake any work, they burn incense in the said mosques, and sometimes they sacrifice their own persons, some cutting their tongues and others their ears, and some hacking the body with knives; and they offer up to their idols all the blood which flows, sprinkling it on all sides of those mosques”.

“Your Majesties may rest assured that, according to the size of the land, which to us seems very considerable, and the many mosques which they have, there is no year, as far as we have until now discovered and seen, when they do not kill and sacrifice in this manner some three or four thousand souls”.

“The next morning, the citizens came out to receive me on the road, with many trumpets, and also many priests from their mosques, clothed in their vestments, and chanting in the fashion they are accustomed to do in the said mosques”.

“In all of them, there are very good edifices, of houses and towers, especially the residences of the lords and chief persons, and the mosques or oratories, where they keep their idols”.

“They approached in two processions near the walls of the street, which is very broad, and straight, and beautiful, and very uniform from one end to the other, being about two thirds of a league long, and having, on both sides, very large houses, both dwelling places, and mosques”.

“There are in it, Sire, very wonderful houses, and mosques, and very large, and well built, oratories; it has also extensive market places.”

“This great city contains many mosques, or houses for idols, very beautiful edifices situated in the different precincts of it”.

“Amongst these mosques, there is one principal one, and no human tongue is able to describe its greatness and details, because it is so large that within its circuit, which is surrounded by a high wall, a village of five hundred houses could easily be built”.

“This city of Izzucan may have some three or four thousand households, and its streets and markets are well laid out. It has one hundred mosques and strong oratories with their towers, all of which we burnt”.

SOURCE; (Fernando Cortes : his five letters of relation to the Emperor Charles V)

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