“I’m like Jesus looking for a place to be born! There’s no room in any inn. My essays don’t fit anywhere because they are about ideas that still are outside the canon of the canonized. They will eventually totally change the way the world looks as the ancient Americas, but meanwhile they wander the highways and by ways looking for a place to be born.” – Dr. Hugh Fox
In my research into the lost history of my ancestors who I know to be the ancient Phoenician Hebrews, and who are biblically known as the Lost Tribes of Israel, I have frequently come across a race of people known where I live in the United States, as the Native American Indians. This exhaustive research has proved to me time and time again what my intuition has been telling me all along, that the Native American Indians are the descendants of the ancient Phoenicians.
Many researchers, authors, Jews, and even Catholic Fathers have all came to this same conclusion. For example, in 1607, the Catholic Father Gregorio García wrote his book, The Origin of the Indians of the New World of Native Americans:
“The Indios come from many nations of the Old World. Some are probably descendants of the Carthigians; Some are the descendants of the lost Tribes of Israel; others come from Atlantis, Greece, Phoenicia and China.” (Thompson 1992 p.14)
The similarities between the two allegedly different races of people are to many to discount. Between 1500 B.C. and 300 B.C., the Phoenicians were the world’s most advanced sailors and traders. They based themselves in coastal cities such as Tyre and Sidon, and sailed across the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean.”
I concur with Father Garcia. The name of the Phoenicians was given to them by their cousins who we know as the Greeks, but they had called themselves the Sidonians with their capital at the city of Sidon on the ancient holy island of Crete. In the Bible they are called by various different names such as the Canaanites, Philistines and simply the Cretans. However, they were also known by many other names due to the different languages and people who described them over the course of the many thousands of years they had explored the globe.
Before I begin detailing some of my research, I would first like to show you some images of both the Phoenicians and Indians showing the many similarities between these two interrelated people.
First of all, the Phoenician race looks almost exactly identical to that of the American Indian race. They both had a reddish/brown skin color, and both the Phoenician and Indian men wore their hair long.
Here is an image of two Phoenician men.
Now here is an image of an American Indian Navajo Scout from 1860.
The Phoenicians (Cretans/Minoans) were the inventors of the bow and arrow and became masters of war with the advancements they made in its production. For this reason, they were often called the “Bow People.” Phoenician archers were a well known class of warrior, whose specialist skills were extensively utilized in both ancient and medieval warfare. They were especially valued in armies, such as those of the Greek city states, Macedonia and ancient Rome, which could not draw upon substantial numbers of skilled archers from their native populations. (wikipedia)
It is well known that the American Indians were masters of the bow and arrow.
The Phoenicians also used the battle axe that was also their symbol of war.
Just like the Native American Indians had a battle axe called a tomohawk.
In addition, their tribes were set up in a similar fashion like those of the Tribes of Israel in the Bible, and the Phoenician tribes who settled in Europe in places such as Ireland and Scotland where you will find a tattooed painted people known as the Picts. They also dressed similar with loin cloth type aprons just like Freemasons wear today. The chiefs wore a feather or feather headdress to signify their royal authority.
MANY AUTHORS CONNECT THE AMERICAN INDIANS WITH THE PHOENICIAN HEBREWS
The connection I make above is just the start of my research. There have been many, many authors over the course of the last few hundred or so years who have also made similar connections. In fact, this would be a book in itself. For the purpose of this article, I will just include the most famous and controversial authors.
In 1641, a Portuguese traveler and a Marrano Sephardic Jew, Antonio de Montezinos, also known as Aharon Levi, claimed that while journeying in South America about 1641 near Quito, Ecuador, he met with savages who practiced Jewish ceremonies and recited the Shema’ and who were of the tribe of Reuben. He met other savages of the tribe of Levi. Going to Holland in 1644 he told this story to Dutch rabbi, scholar, and diplomat Manasseh Ben Israel.(1)
In 1650, Manasseh Ben Israel had said in The Hope of Israel, that the discovery of the Native Americans were a surviving remnant of the Assyrian exile, and was a sign heralding the messianic era. A year later, British author Thomas Thorowgood published his best seller Jews in America, Or, Probabilities that those Indians are Judaical.
Thorowgood had written, “The Indians do themselves relate things of their Ancestors suteable to what we read in the Bible … They constantly and strictly separate their women in a little wigwam by themselves in their feminine seasons … they hold that Nanawitnawit (a God overhead) made the Heavens and the Earth.” He further proposes that, “The rites, fashions, ceremonies, and opinions of the Americans are in many things agreeable to the custom of the Jews, not only prophane and common usages, but such as he called solemn and sacred.”
In his 1871 book Ancient America, John Denison Baldwin said;
“The known enterprise of the Phoenician race, and this ancient knowledge of America, so variously expressed, strongly encourage the hypothesis that the people called Phoenicians came to this continent, established colonies in the region where ruined cities are found, and filled it with civilized life.
It is argued that they made voyages on the “great exterior ocean,” and that such navigators must have crossed the Atlantic; and it is added that symbolic devices similar to those of the Phoenicians are found in the American ruins, and that an old tradition of the native Mexicans and Central Americans described the first civilizers as “bearded white men,” who “came from the East in ships.”
The History of the Early Discovery of America and Landing of the Pilgrims by Samuel Gardner Drake states, “The learned Doctor Swinton,§ in a dissertation upon the peopling of America,* after stating the different opinions of various authors who have advocated in favor of the “dispersed people,” the Phoenicians, and other eastern nations, observes, “that, therefore, the Americans in general were descended from some people who inhabited a country not so far distant from them as Egypt and Phoenicia.”
More recently, the anthropologist, Dr. Hugh B. Fox, Professor Emeritus in the Department of American Thought and Languages at Michigan University and author of six books. He had written in Gods of the Cataclysm:
“They were certainly part of a Phoenician exploratory push out into the Atlantic…..I believe I was the first person to identify Carthaginian ‘Tanit altars” among the so-called “Yopi” Indians in Mexico and in my book THE GODS OF THE CATACLYSM, in Chapter IV (“Phoenicians in the New World”) I had an artist draw pictures of Phoenician funerary masks that were close doubles of their counterparts among the Olmecs in Mexico, and side by side presented drawings of the Egyptian-Phoenician god, Bes, from both western Mexico (again “Yopi”-territory) and Egypt.
There was no question in my mind that the “Yopis” were a Phoenician colony in Mexico and that probably the Olmecs themselves were derived from Phoenician settlers — with a strong infusion of black African influences.”
James Adair, a 40-year veteran Indian trader and meticulous chronicler of the Israelitish features of Native American religion and social custom wrote The History of the American Indians…Containing an Account of their Origin, Language, Manners, Religion and Civil Customs in 1775. Even Epaphras Jones, an American Bible professor engaged the theory in 1831, claiming that anyone “conversant with the European Jews and the Aborigines of America… will perceive a great likeness in color, features, hair, aptness to cunning, dispositions for roving, &s.”
THE CONNECTION TO THE ISRAELITES
James Adair, an 18th century settler who traded with Native Americans for 40 years, wrote that their language, customs, and social structures were similar to those of the Israelites. He wrote a book on the subject, which was published about the year 1775. He was positive in his conviction that the American Indians are descendants from the Israelites. Adair had said: “From the most accurate observations I could make, in the long time I traded among – – the Indians of America, I was forced to believe them lineally descended from the tribes of Israel.”
He wrote in his book “The History of the American Indians“: “It is a very difficult thing to divest ourselves, not to say, other persons, of prejudices and favourite opinions, and I expect to be censured by some for opposing commonly received sentiments, or for meddling with a dispute agitated among the learned ever since the first discovery of America.”
Adair noted linguistic similarities between Native American languages and Hebrew.
“As in Hebrew, Native American nouns have neither cases nor declensions”, wrote Adair. “Another similarity is the lack of comparative or superlative degrees. There is not, perhaps, any one language or speech, except the Hebrew and the Indian American, which has not a great many prepositions. The Indians, like the Hebrews, have none in separate and express words. They are forced to join certain characters to words, in order to supply that great deficit”, he wrote.
RESEARCH AND SOURCE LINKS:
Open sources listed above and also linked to in yellow
The Jewish Encyclopedia: A Descriptive Record of the History …, Volume 8 By Isidore Singer, Cyrus Adler