Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage

Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage

Atheneum Books for Young Readers (an imprint of Simon and Schuster)
January 2012
272 pages
Reissue Hardcover ISBN-10: 1442446366; ISBN-13: 9781442446366
Reissue Paperback ISBN-10: 1442446374; ISBN-13: 9781442446373

William Loren Katz

CBC/NCSS Notable Children’s Book in Social Studies

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.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. If You Know I Have a History
  • 2. They Fled Amongst the Indians
  • 3. Between the Races We Cannot Dig Too Deep a Gulf
  • 4. The Finest Looking People I Have Ever Seen
  • 5. We Are All Living as in One House
  • 6. That You Know Who We Are
  • 7. He Was Our Go-Between
  • 8. Their Mixing is to be Prevented
  • 9. Like the Indians Themselves
  • 10. Blood So Largely Mingled
  • 11. The Finest Specimens of Mankind
  • 12. No Bars Can Hold Cherokee Bill
  • 13. The Greatest Sweat and Dirt Cowboy That Ever Lived
  • Acknowledgments
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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