The Civil Writer Magazine

The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, in West Africa, south of the Niger bend, near the city of Bandiagara and in Burkina Faso. The population numbers between 400,000 and 800,000. They spoke of a star that nobody could see not even Galileo with his telescope. Sirius B’, the invisible companion star of ‘Sirius A’ remained unseen for 1000s of years until a large telescope was used to photograph it in 1970. But even before the invisible star was captured in the night sky by the telescope, Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen, two French scientists are reported to have recorded information on the presence of ‘Sirius B’ in the sky from four different Dogon priests. Only these West Africa Dogon people knew the star was there in the solar system without any telescopic assistance. The question is, how would these African people have known this exclusive information without the assistance of some third-world entities who had a broader knowledge of the solar system? 100 percent of the African American religions comes from white men and is held to be factual with no proof. We have failed to embrace are own people for knowledge whether ancient or current because of a slave mentality. As it is with the Dogon people the truth is not held exclusively with white historians. The truth is amidst our own people.