Photographs by Tim Hamill

Homepage of the artists, galleries, and other information at the end of the post: 

 

 


IGBO HELMET: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

cowries metal strips beads igbo helmet 1 11 5 450cowries metal strips beads igbo helmet 1 11 5 450cowries metal strips beads igbo helmet 1 11 5 450cowries metal strips beads igbo helmet 1 11 5 450

SENUFO Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

cloth cowries metal strips beads senufo helmet 6 17 600cloth cowries metal strips beads senufo helmet 6 17 600cloth cowries metal strips beads senufo helmet 6 17 600

SENUFO, Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html
woven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beads

FIPA Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html
woven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beads

YORUBA Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html
cloth cowries metal strips beads helmet vetted authentic evidence agecloth cowries metal strips beads helmet vetted authentic evidence agecloth cowries metal strips beads helmet vetted authentic evidence age

FIPA, Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

woven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beads

BOBO, Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html
woven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beads

DOGON, Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

 

symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beads crown-like helmet ironsymbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beads crown-like helmet ironsymbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beads crown-like helmet ironsymbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beads crown-like helmet iron

DOGON, Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

forms cloth cowries metal strips beads heavy helmet cast bronzeforms cloth cowries metal strips beads heavy helmet cast bronze

SENUFO, Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

 

 

 

woven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beads

SENUFO, Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

 

woven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beads

 

KOMA-BUILSA, BRONZE HELMET: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html


13th-19th centuries objects dug terra cotta heads vessels bronze helmet13th-19th centuries objects dug terra cotta heads vessels bronze helmet13th-19th centuries objects dug terra cotta heads vessels bronze helmet

KOMA-BUILSA, BRONZE HELMET: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

 

objects dug terra cotta heads vessels metal artifacts th1s helmetsobjects dug terra cotta heads vessels metal artifacts th1s helmetsobjects dug terra cotta heads vessels metal artifacts th1s helmets

DOGON, Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

cowries metal strips beads crown-like helmet cast bronze darker photoscowries metal strips beads crown-like helmet cast bronze darker photoscowries metal strips beads crown-like helmet cast bronze darker photos

KULONGO, Metal Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

solid dogon metal important ritual objects objects farming implements weaponssolid dogon metal important ritual objects objects farming implements weaponssolid dogon metal important ritual objects objects farming implements weapons

 

 

SENUFO/HONDA, Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

woven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beads

SENUFO, Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

woven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beadswoven embellished horns symbolic forms cloth cowries metal strips beads

IGALA Helmet: For prices and other interests, go to http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

To read more about traditional African helmets:

http://www.hamillgallery.com/SITE/Helmets.html

http://www.hamillgallery.com/index.html

Black Smokejumpers Helped Save The American West

One group was charged with dismantling — and, if necessary, battling the forest fires caused by — the incendiary balloon bombs: the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, known as the Triple Nickels or Triple Nickles. Like the Tuskegee Airmen and others, the Triple Nickles were pioneers in a severely segregated U.S. military.

“We were the first and only paratroopers of color in 1944,” says Triple Nickle Association President Joseph Murchison, 84, from his home in Tampa, Fla. “It was the proudest period of my life, being in the Triple Nickles and doing something that nobody else was doing.”

Read more

http://www.npr.org/blogs/npr-history-dept/2015/01/22/376973981/how-black-smokejumpers-helped-save-the-american-west?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150122

http://www.triplenickle.com/

http://triplenickle.com/history.htm

Lack of Humanity Is One of Our Biggest Failures: Self-Reflection

Many of us are attuned to our own problems usually and rarely stop to consider what other people may have to go through on a daily bases. That leads some people to feel more empathy/sympathy for some while showing a careless mentality towards others.

Some will feel sorrow for the innocent slain cops, while making every excuse in the book for the deaths of Tamir Rice and Eric Garner. Some people’s heart will go out to the ranchers in the West Cost losing their land due to government manipulation, but not feel anything about some Native American people’s land being pushed over by corporate interest or the unconstitutional activities against the people of Ferguson.

I try not to be that type of a person; I feel pain/sadness for Wenjian Liu, Rafael Ramos, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Shawn Bell, and anyone else killed or any person who is being taken advantage of by any entity.

The reason why our country is so screwed up (always have been actually) is due to the simple fact/reality that no one stops to consider. Consider why racism, sexism, homophobia, etc are still an issue in our society centuries later. Why one death is more important and heart-wrenching than the other?

Our personal bias, ideology, media outlet we trust and perspective always come into play and it is a type of group or mob mentality. Some people never move passed that, which is why as much progress we have claimed to have made; in reality we really are stagnate. One of the reasons that politics is an extremely easy profession when you think about it. It is really easy to get people to hate each other, really easy. It is simple to play on race in divisive ways (Race itself was partially created for that reason). Many of the isms were created to draw up fear, suspicion, and hatred for others to justify atrocities that would soon take place; still do.

Unless people can grow up and confront these issues head on, it will never change. Some of the seemingly progress we have made, was due to the fact many were brave enough to do this.

I also want to add that we can be a revengeful species; I notice the people who share the brunt of revenge be it on an individual bases or an entire country, innocent people usually suffer the most.

Columbine for example; some kids did horrific things to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, but their reaction was to take innocent lives. 9/11; what those terrorist did was disgusting, but our reaction lead to a lot more innocent deaths. This type of mentality leaves a society (not just ours of course) in a constant state of senseless violence.

Lastly; I want to give my sincere condolences to the families who have fallen victim to police brutality and to the families who have lost such dignified officers, who put their life on the line for others.

Martin Luther King Jr.: America’s Moral Conscious 1967

Martin Luther King The Three Evils of Society

WW II:Historically Black Colleges World War Two Homefront

Cops Murdering Young Black Americans

 

Every 28 hours, an unarmed Black person is killed by police in the U.S. Guess what? That is terrorism, stop terrorizing our communities; this isn’t a new phenomenon.  Black Americans really need to start part-taking in their 2nd amendment rights and stop letting these thugs/others take advantage of them.

 

 

I say enough with just the marches, protests, and prayers; there need to be more done.

In July 2012, in the tradition of ‘On Lynching’ by Ida B. Wells-Burnet and ‘We Charge Genocide’ by William L. Patterson, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement released a critical report that exposed the fact that in the first six months of the year a Black man, woman, or child was summarily executed by the police, and a smaller number of security guards and self-appointed vigilantes, Every 36 Hours! But the July 2012 report did not tell the whole story. Further investigation revealed a more accurate and gruesome number of extrajudicial killings during the first six months of the year. And true to form, the assault on Black life stayed consistent for the last six months of the year, resulting in the extrajudicial killing of at least 313 Black people in 2012, or one every 28 Hours!

http://www.globalresearch.ca/racism-in-america-extrajudicial-…

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/08/ferguson-police-face-civil-rights-protest-dressed-for-military-combat/375962/
http://www.tvnewsbabes.com/post/32247/fox-news-tries-to-justify-militarization-and-violence-of-ferguson-police.php

Gaza crisis: Deadly strike outside UN school in Rafah BBC News

 

I’ve decided not to speak about this further at the moment; the anger and sadness I feel right now is a its’ tipping point.

 

 

Going for Broke: Japanese Americans In World War II

All traitors against the United States during WW2 weren’t Americans of Japanese descent, none.

“Throughout the course of World War II, not a single incident of espionage or treason was found to be committed by Japanese Americans. The difficulty of committing treason while incarcerated cannot alone explain this absence of wrongdoing; Japanese Americans living in Hawaii were spared relocation because of the logistical difficulty of transporting a third of the state’s population to the mainland. With their numbers exceeding the entire Japanese population on the mainland, Japanese Americans in Hawaii proved an essential part of the state’s labor force and defense.”

Read more: http://www.momomedia.com/CLPEF/history.html

%d bloggers like this: