Many of the Yi in Liangshan and northwestern Yunnan practiced a complicated form of slavery. People were split into the nuohuo or Black Yi (nobles), qunuo or White Yi (commoners), and slaves. White Yi were free and could own property and slaves but were in a way tied to a lord. Other ethnic groups were held as slaves.
Auguste François visited their community one hundred years ago,those are black yi warriors,they thought black is noble,even thought their blood is black,and they afen took fair skinned Han Chinese,Tibetans and Huis as their slaves
Nuohuo," meaning "black Yi," was the highest rank of society. Being the slave-owning class, Nuohuo made up 7 per cent of the total population. The black Yis controlled people of the other three ranks to varying degrees, and owned 60 to 70 per cent of the arable land and a large amount of other means of production. The black Yis were born aristocrats, claiming their blood to be "noble" and "pure," and forbidding marriages with people of the other three ranks. They despised physical labour, lived by exploiting the other ranks and ruled the slaves by force.
Though the black Yi slave owners could not kill, sell or buy Qunuo at will, they could transfer or present as a gift the power of control over Qunuo. They could even give away Qunuo as the compensation for persons they had killed and use Qunuo as stakes. So, Qunuo had no complete personality of their own, though they were not slaves. "Ajia" made up one third of the population, being rigidly bound to black Yi or Qunuo slaveowners, who could freely sell, buy and kill them. "Xiaxi" was the lowest rank, accounting for 10 per cent of the population.
They had no property, personal rights or freedom, and were regarded as "talking tools." They lived in damp and dark corners in their masters' houses, and at night had to curl up with domestic animal to keep warm. Supervised by masters, Xiaxi did heavy housework and farm work all the year round. They wore rags and tattered sheepskins, and lived on wild roots and leftovers. Slave owners inflicted all sorts of torture on those who were rebellious, fettered them with iron chains and wooden shackles to prevent them from escaping. Like domestic animals, Xiaxi could be freely disposed of as chattels, ordered about, insulted, beaten up, bought and sold, or killed as sacrifices to gods.
Originally posted by Hanslune
reply to post by Spider879
I'm not sure what you are stating here. Are you saying that the Yi are Africans? The images in the link you provided are of a Asiatic people
Originally posted by LUXUS
reply to post by Spider879
Your image looks like monk Damo, founder of Shaolin Temple, an Indian monk from South India he was not African!
BTW the guy in your video is just pissed because he belonged to a low cast in India, he is lecturing to a bunch of afrocentrics because they are similar, he wants to claim the aryan culture and they want to claim the Egyptian culture...they are one in mind.edit on 12-6-2013 by LUXUS because: (no reason given)
The light skinned people being referred as ''aryans'' had already migrated to that region known now as India during prehistoric times. There is no real evidence for a forced invasion by light skinned tribes. Even if there was one, they would have gotten absorbed into the indigenous population that already was comprised of light skinned people...along with dark skinned people.
The funny part is, when people talk about India, the use Veda as the start of it. The Dravidian existed in the land before Aryan(indo-iranians, not "white") came through the indus valley to settle in the north.
Nobody got pushed anywhere! From what I've read, indian literature contain NO records exist of invasions and migration... We could expect at least the invaded natives to have some record or at least an oral tradition about their so called ''mass migration'' or ''invasion''...but they simply don't seem to exist. As for the caste system, its actual origins are debateable. It was based on labour and the role one played in society, but wasn't necessarily a division by race.
Among vedic knowledge, the northern settlers did introduce the dreaded caste system and other system and the dark skinned people got pushed down to south that is now known as Tamil Nadu.
No such thing happening. Tamil is not ''fading'' away. Tamil is still flourishing with its own literature, music and movie industry.
Tamil, a language that existed during Sanskrit era and still lives. Slowly its fading away with genocide and mixing of Urdu and Hindi in india.
in summary - peaceful smart dark people - violent not so smart whitey
*pops back in, yes, continued "good dark man", "bad whitey" circle jerk, pops back out*