Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage

Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage

by William Loren Katz
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Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage by William Loren Katz

The compelling account of how two heritages united in their struggle to gain freedom and equality in America—now updated with new content!

The first paths to freedom taken by runaway slaves led to Native American villages. There, black men and women found acceptance and friendship among our country’s original inhabitants. Though they seldom appear in textbooks and movies, the children of Native- and African-American marriages helped shape 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.
Since its original publication, William Loren Katz’s Black Indians has remained the definitive work on a long, arduous quest for freedom and equality. This new edition features a new cover and includes updated information about a neglected chapter in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442446373
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 138,311
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

William Loren Katz is the author of forty books, including such award-winning titles as Breaking the Chains: African American Slave Resistance, The Black West, and Black Women of the Old West. He has lectured in Europe, Africa, and the United States; he has been a Scholar in Residence at Teachers College, Columbia University; and he has served as a consultant to the Smithsonian Institute and to school systems from California to Florida and England. He lives in New York City. Visit him at

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Black Indians a Hidden Heritage 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
gally1958 More than 1 year ago
I first read this book at least 20 years ago and was thoroughly intrigued with the information that was presented. This information is missing from our history books and William Loren Katz did an excellent job of sharing facts.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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...