So there again, we have more solid proof of what we as the Indigenous people of this continent have been saying for 500 years - we did NOT come from Asia, or cross an 'ice-bridge' to get here. Creator made us here, and we have always been here"
John 2 Hawks
The bearing straight land bridge myth/theory:
Vine Deloria Jr. called the Bering Strait theory of origin of the native peoples of the Americas a “scientific myth.” He said that this theory had little or no evidence to support it, that it was a myth perpetuated through the biases and narrow foci of white American scientists, and that it was used to discredit the native perspective of origins and cultures on this continent.
The Bearing straight land bridge theory promulgated for many years is that the Americas' Aboriginal people descend from Mongoloid migrants who walked across the Bering Strait at the end of the last ice age. It is a theory still mistakenly believed, but debunked by new science and old Aboriginal creation stories.
It is also a theory debunked by the bones of the ancestors themselves!
Hello friend. Allow me to offer you some facts and considerations which debunk the 'Bering Strait' theory...
First and foremost, as you have mentioned, there are many Indigenous sites, traditional teachings and calendars that pre-date the ice-age by tens of thousands of years. One such example is the Mohawk Nation calendar. It is not the year 2000 for the Mohawk people, it is the year 33115. This is the number of years the Mohawk people have been recording an annual count.
If indeed there was such a thing as an 'ice-bridge', science clearly shows that it would be virtually impossible for any human migration to have occurred. Any attempt would have almost certainly resulted in death. It is also a reasonable possibility that this so called 'ice-bridge' never even existed at all!
If the Indigenous people of this continent came from Asian people in the distant past, certainly there would remain remnants of Asian culture within the Indigenous cultures in North America. These 'Asian cultural remnants' simply do not exist. There are absolutely no similarities in any of the diverse languages of Indigenous peoples to Asian languages, historic and present. There are absolutely no similarities in the spiritual customs of Indigenous and Asian peoples. There are no similarities in diet. There are no similarities in the music in its uses, structures and instrument origins. So, with years of intense study finding that there exists absolutely no cultural connection, past or present, between Indigenous and Asian peoples, it can be very accurately concluded that the Indigenous people of this continent did not originate from Asian culture.
Propaganda... This 'Bering Strait' theory is just that - propaganda. It was (and still is) perpetuated by the american euro-centric majority to somehow justify their greedy theft of our ancestral land and homes. This theory which is based not in science or history, but rather in american euro-centric propaganda, is taught in schools throughout the U.S. as if it were fact. Simply said - it is not. It is, what many of our Indigenous histories have mistakenly been dubbed, a myth.
As you likely know, a skeleton was found in the americas that was determined to be an Indigenous person. This skeleton was scientifically proven to PRE-date the ice-age. So there again, we have more solid proof of what we as the Indigenous people of this continent have been saying for 500 years - we did NOT come from Asia, or cross an 'ice-bridge' to get here. Creator made us here, and we have always been here.
I hope this info is helpful to you! Appreciate your interest. Peace to you.
In spirit and power,
John Two-Hawks - Oglala Lakota Nation