Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage

Book – Non-fiction. By William Loren Katz. 2012. History book for ages 10 to adult that traces relations between Blacks and American Indians since the time of the conquest. Time Periods: All US History Themes: African American, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements Black Indians The classic Black Indians has been updated and reissued. This startling and readable work of people’s history chronicles both the attempts to keep black people and Indians divided in the Americas, and their efforts to unite. As one French colonial document…

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Black, Native American and Fighting for Recognition in Indian Country

Enslaved people were also driven west along the Trail of Tears. After a historic Supreme Court ruling, their descendants are fighting to be counted as tribal members. Ron Graham’s father, Theodore Graham, center, as a youth with his youngest sibling, Rowena, on his lap, in a photograph from around 1912. Mr. Graham spent decades assembling documentation showing that he is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.Credit…via Ron Graham By Jack Healy OKMULGEE, Okla. — Ron Graham never had to prove to anyone that he was Black. But he has spent…

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