Language: Yamassic "Yamassic";
Verb: Yamassee "Yamassee" Gentle
Noun: Yamassee "Yamassee" a Native America Clan from Southeast America;
Q. Who are the Yamassee?
We Yamassee, people are the descendants of the wooly haired Olmec People of South America, who slowly moved from South America upward and over to the southeast of North America. Along the way the Olmec People established many clans and many societies.
Q. Who are the Olmec People?
Our ancestors brought much of their culture with them; which included rubber trees. Because of their use of the rubber, these Nubuns became known as The Olmecs, or the "Rubber People"; and they had thriving societies on the Americas for more than 100,000 years before the European Settlers came;
Most of our story has been obscured by the invading forces of the European Settlers and historians. As best as we can know, to this point there has been no history written about the Yamassee Native Americans of Olmec (Black) decent, by a modern day Yamassee.
One of my jobs is to tell the story as it was given to me first from my grandmother Viola Ben who seemed to make it clear to her daughter who is my mother, The Honorable Viola Sanders, to remind us her grandchildren of that "Indian blood" in our family WE are Original Cherokee. I then studied as a student of, Chief Black Thunderbird Eagle; and then from personal research and sitting with elders and chief of other clans.
I am "Maku Aswud Sagr" Commander in Chief of the Mount Arafat Embassy Clan Yamassee Native Americans; pronounced in our language (Mund Barufat Shagruth Gabelu Yamassee Asaluy Amrekee-aat). This is my best attempt to tell the story the way a Yamassee looks at this whole adventure.
First of all, our claim is that all of the clans of the southeast were called "The Yamassee People".
Yamassee is not what we originally called ourselves. We were a part of "We the People", which encompassed this whole continent; in Yamassic thats "Enen ba lehum-aat" or "We the People". We had commerce amongst the clans. In the old days the clans spoke similar dialects of the Muskogee languages. The Yamassic dialect is developed with strong ties to Semitic languages due to our affiliation with The Ancient Ones.
When the Spanish first came here in around 1540, on the Atlantic Ocean, up the Altamaha River near present day Savanna Georgia,; there the Spaniards under the command of "Hernando De Soto", encountered a Black Native American Clan at our Chiefdom called Altamaha up near present day Darien Georgia.