History of Gold Grills
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Capricorn Black

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#1 Mar 16, 2013
People who live down south are familiar with the old tradition of wearing gold teeth. The tradition goes back further than most people might think.There are skulls dating 5,000 years with gold teeth.The ancient Mayans wore gold teeth as a sign of status or standing the community.



In Ghana it is said that once a Muslim makes al'hajj,he may get a gold tooth to signify his pilgrimmage. Louisiana, during slave trading days, imported many Africans from the Senegambia area, which even during those times was populated by Islamic African people.There are stories about how during slavery gold teeth helped to distinguish a "free" Black person from an enslaved one. Once a slave was freed, he/she may get a gold tooth to signify emancipation.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_did_black_bega...
gold teeth go back thousands of year specifically in Africa and south America. gold teeth have always been for decoration or an alternative to removing teeth. blacks in America began using gold teeth in the 1900s for dental reasons as they had little access to adiquite dental and medical car. It also began to become a status sysmbol for poor people.

As time progressed they realized it could be a symbol of wealth or success by having a mouth of gold teeth. then coming out of the first panic after the civil war and for sometime thereafter whites would dig up black cemetaries as a means to get the gold teeth. When you are dead they are no use to you any longer. As the 50ties rolled around this practice began to deminish.

Capricorn Black

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#2 Mar 16, 2013
The same pharaohs of old are now ridin' Box chevys and Caprices..


The act of using gold teeth to show status in society can be traced back to the ancient Mayans in Mexico and to several tribes on the African continent. Gold teeth were sometimes used to show wealth, but they were more commonly used to identify successful hunters or warriors. In the ancient societies, a person had to earn the right to have gold teeth. The presence of gold-capped teeth earned a person respect among his own people and with other tribes as well.

Latin American countries have been flashing gold teeth for centuries.If you look around and other Latin American societies, you will find people who flash the gold incisors.In many parts of Bolivia, the tradition also includes intricate designs on the teeth that represent either family history or some association to the region where the person lives.
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#3 Mar 16, 2013
Nothin new under the sun.
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#4 Mar 16, 2013
Some of yall too white washed to acknowledge this pat of history.

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#5 Mar 16, 2013
You know what, a lot of things we do today are from our ancestors we don't even know it. Because we've lost our history and culture and really don't bother to learn it.
We like to be flashy :)

I find this real fascinating

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#6 Mar 16, 2013
Typo I meant we have always liked to be flashy even way back then.
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#8 Mar 16, 2013
Topix wont let me post this sites link showing pictures of ancient skulls grilled out with different gems and gold.

"According to National Geographic, sophisticated dentistry allowed Native Americans to add bling to their teeth as far back as 2,500 years ago.

An analysis of thousands of teeth examined from the collection in Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History revealed that ancient peoples had semiprecious gems soldered on to their teeth as a pure form of decoration.

The ornamental gemstones (including jade) were attached with an adhesive made out of natural resins, such as plant sap, which was mixed with other chemicals and crushed bones, Jiménez said. He added that the dentists likely had a sophisticated knowledge of tooth anatomy. For example, they knew how to drill into teeth without hitting the pulp inside, he explained. "
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#9 Mar 16, 2013
Aziya Shines wrote:
You know what, a lot of things we do today are from our ancestors we don't even know it. Because we've lost our history and culture and really don't bother to learn it.
We like to be flashy :)
I find this real fascinating
Yep. I love gold myself.We always been like you said,flashy.

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ugly monkkkeys

Logan, IA

#10 Mar 16, 2013
Gold teeth are also a good tool in distinguishing the good for nothing black thug want to be trash from the blacks who at least try to fit in and do the right thing.

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#11 Mar 16, 2013
Cap Black wrote:
<quoted text>Yep. I love gold myself.We always been like you said,flashy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =dzyHmXBbH1gXX
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gold is cool, But i like diamonds.:)
ugly monkkkeys

Logan, IA

#12 Mar 16, 2013
Gold teeth=dont call us, we will call you.
Uncle Ruckus

United States

#14 Mar 16, 2013
Whole lotta niccatry goin' on heah.

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#15 Mar 16, 2013
How the fck is gold teeth a symbol of status to anybody other than hoodrats?

Real men don't even wear jewelry for the most part.
Cap Black

Huntsville, AL

#16 Mar 16, 2013
ugly monkkkeys wrote:
Gold teeth are also a good tool in distinguishing the good for nothing black thug want to be trash from the blacks who at least try to fit in.
Out of those caveman grunts you managed to say this--"from the blacks who at least try to fit in".

Im not that one tryin to fit in with you pink rhesus cave apes.Nothing about yalls dead,lifeless culture is worth copying.

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Since: Mar 13

Jacksonville, FL

#17 Mar 16, 2013
MrAnderson9 wrote:
How the fck is gold teeth a symbol of status to anybody other than hoodrats?
Real men don't even wear jewelry for the most part.
I agree, Mr. A.
Gawga Boy

Conley, GA

#18 Mar 17, 2013
Great thread!

Mr Anderson wants us to be like white people.

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#19 Mar 17, 2013
Hi Cap!
I can appreciate the historical significance but no where in your piece do I see you refer to Africans with a MOUTHFULL of golds.
I see the reference to NA with "blinged" grills but I doubt it was as gaudy as it is today.

I've dated men with A gold tooth...as in one. I have seen men with a mouthfull and...well...no. lol. Let's just say gold teeth no longer equates high status.

Maybe its because I frown upon gaudy/flashy/showboating...jus t my opinion :)
Great info!

Since: Jun 08

Tulsa OK. & Lugano Switzerland

#20 Mar 17, 2013
910disaster wrote:
Hi Cap!
I can appreciate the historical significance but no where in your piece do I see you refer to Africans with a MOUTHFULL of golds.
I see the reference to NA with "blinged" grills but I doubt it was as gaudy as it is today.
I've dated men with A gold tooth...as in one. I have seen men with a mouthfull and...well...no. lol. Let's just say gold teeth no longer equates high status.
Maybe its because I frown upon gaudy/flashy/showboating...jus t my opinion :)
Great info!
What do you consider a person of high status?
What is high status?

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#21 Mar 17, 2013
AAMech wrote:
<quoted text>
What do you consider a person of high status?
What is high status?
I took that from the initial post. Did you not read how golds were used to display wealth and freedom? Therefore, various notions of status?

Since: Jun 08

Tulsa OK. & Lugano Switzerland

#22 Mar 17, 2013
910disaster wrote:
<quoted text>
I took that from the initial post. Did you not read how golds were used to display wealth and freedom? Therefore, various notions of status?
Plane is about to land and have to shut off wifi.
Will reply later.

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