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Black Indian Slave Narrative

Real Voices, Real History

by Patrick Minges

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Few people realize that Native Americans were enslaved right alongside the African Americans in this country. Fewer still realize that many Native Americans owned African Americans and Native Americans from other tribes. Recently, historians have determined that of the 2,193 interviews with former slaves that were collected by the Federal Writers' Project, 12 percent contain some reference to the interviewees' being related to or descended from Native Americans. In addition, many of the interviewees make references to their Native American owners. In Black Indian Slave Narratives, Patrick Minges offers the most absorbing of these firsthand testimonies about African American and Native American relationships in the 19th century.

The selections include an interview with Felix Lindsey, who was born in Kentucky of Mvskoke/African heritage and who served as one of the buffalo soldiers who rounded up Geronimo. Chaney Mack, whose father was a "full-blood African" from Liberia and whose mother was a "pure-blood Indian," gives an in-depth look at both sides of her cultural heritage, including her mother's visions based on the "night the stars fell" over Alabama. There are stories of Native Americans taken by "nigger stealers," who found themselves placed on slave-auction blocks alongside their African counterparts.

The narratives in this collection provide insight into the lives of people who lived in complex and dynamically interconnected cultures. The interviews also offer historical details of capture and enslavement, life in the Old South and the Old West, Indian removal, and slavery in the Indian territory.


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Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher

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  • Release date: June 28, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9780895875013
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  • ISBN: 9780895875013
  • File size: 267 KB
  • Release date: June 28, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9780895875013
  • File size: 4990 KB
  • Release date: June 28, 2013

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Few people realize that Native Americans were enslaved right alongside the African Americans in this country. Fewer still realize that many Native Americans owned African Americans and Native Americans from other tribes. Recently, historians have determined that of the 2,193 interviews with former slaves that were collected by the Federal Writers' Project, 12 percent contain some reference to the interviewees' being related to or descended from Native Americans. In addition, many of the interviewees make references to their Native American owners. In Black Indian Slave Narratives, Patrick Minges offers the most absorbing of these firsthand testimonies about African American and Native American relationships in the 19th century.

The selections include an interview with Felix Lindsey, who was born in Kentucky of Mvskoke/African heritage and who served as one of the buffalo soldiers who rounded up Geronimo. Chaney Mack, whose father was a "full-blood African" from Liberia and whose mother was a "pure-blood Indian," gives an in-depth look at both sides of her cultural heritage, including her mother's visions based on the "night the stars fell" over Alabama. There are stories of Native Americans taken by "nigger stealers," who found themselves placed on slave-auction blocks alongside their African counterparts.

The narratives in this collection provide insight into the lives of people who lived in complex and dynamically interconnected cultures. The interviews also offer historical details of capture and enslavement, life in the Old South and the Old West, Indian removal, and slavery in the Indian territory.


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    Publisher:
    John F. Blair, Publisher

    Kindle Book
    Release date: June 28, 2013

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780895875013
    Release date: June 28, 2013

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780895875013
    File size: 267 KB
    Release date: June 28, 2013

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780895875013
    File size: 4990 KB
    Release date: June 28, 2013

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    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
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  • Languages
    English