Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage / Edition 1

Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage / Edition 1

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by William Loren Katz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0689809018

ISBN-13: 2900689809018

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Though they have never appeared in a school text, Hollywood movie or a TV show of the Old West, Black Indians were there as sure as Sitting Bull, Davy Crockett and Geronimo. Their story began at the time of Columbus, ranged from North American forests to South American jungles, and the jewel-like islands of the Caribbean. The first freedom paths taken by runaway

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Though they have never appeared in a school text, Hollywood movie or a TV show of the Old West, Black Indians were there as sure as Sitting Bull, Davy Crockett and Geronimo. Their story began at the time of Columbus, ranged from North American forests to South American jungles, and the jewel-like islands of the Caribbean. The first freedom paths taken by runaway slaves led to Native American villages. There black men and women found a red hand of friendship and an accepting adoption system and culture. The sturdy offspring of Black-Indian marriages shaped the early days of the fur trade, added a new dimension to frontier diplomacy, and made a daring contribution to the fight for American liberty. Early Florida history was determined by a powerful African-Seminole alliance that fought the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines to a standstill for forty years. Like other intrepid frontier people, these dark Americans braved every peril for a slice of the American Dream-freedom, a safe home, family happiness and a piece of one's own land. In the chronicles of the Americas their long, arduous quest for freedom is still a neglected chapter. Through careful research and rare antique prints and photographs this book reveals how black and red people learned to live and work together in the Americas to oppose white oppression. Here is an American story that reveals a little-known aspect of our past and shatters some myths.

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ISBN-13:
2900689809018
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Edition description:
1st Aladdin Paperbacks Edition
Pages:
208

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1If You Know I Have a History9
2They Fled Amongst the Indians20
3Between the Races We Cannot Dig too Deep a Gulf33
4The Finest Looking People I Have Ever Seen49
5We Are All Living As in One House63
6That You Know Who We Are76
7He was Our Go-Between89
8Their Mixing is to be Prevented100
9Like the Indians Themselves114
10Blood so Largely Mingled126
11The Finest Specimens of Mankind141
12No Bars can Hold Cherokee Bill154
13The Greatest Sweat and Dirt Cowboy that Ever Lived169
Acknowledgments189
Bibliography191
Index195

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Black Indians 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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MR. Katz in my opinion has taken a step that will bring him much admiration- Anyone who doesn't have a problem with reality would like to know the truth. Documents HA!!!! All you have to do if you really want to know is ask the older generation of blacks and they will tell you that history is not what it has been painted to be, most of these older blacks speak of their grandmothers being slave- Indian and grandfathers being slave-black and most children of this reunion resulted in black children with indian blood and don't forget white children of indian blood because their parents were owned by the slave master and he had his children in the mix also.. At least my family and many others are the result of the mixing and it not a bad thing but history has made us ashamed to be associated with anything or anyone other than the images that are depicted in our history book. IT is already documented Go to a major college bookstore and you WILL see BLACK INDIANS on its shelves and tons of other history books that the average person does not want to have any knowledge of...