Explore the stories of African Native American, Native American and African American ancestors, with many unsung heroes and heroines who shaped American history and the struggle for freedom. Discover many untold stories, historical and literary of Black Indian, (Black Native American), African American and Native American ancestors who are way too often disregarded in school history books.

Who is afraid of Black Indians? Black Indians (Afro Natives) are people living in America of African-American descent, with significant Native American Indian ancestry, and with strong connections to Native American Indian culture, social, and historical traditions. Black Indians are some called Afro Native Americans, Black American Indians, African Native Americans, Black & Native Americans. I Love Ancestry is committed to bringing awareness of the important history of Black Indians in the Americas.

We have divided the stories into categories of ancestral heritage:
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LATEST STORIES OF ANCESTORS

Grandmother Mountain Eagle Woman (1922 - 2000)

Grandmother Mountain Eagle Woman (1922 - 2000)

A Tribute to Grandmother Mountain Eagle Woman "Mommi" (1922 - 2000) by Nataska Hummingbird. Honoring Grandmother Mountain Eagle Woman "Mommi" of Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee African heritage. Grandmother Mountain Eagle Woman was the full walking embodiment of Divine Womanness. Her smile was like sunshine, lifting up the life of anyone blessed enough to pass by her. She was delicate and sturdy, funny and pro...

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Mourning Dove aka Christal Quintasket (1888 - 1936)

Mourning Dove aka Christal Quintasket (1888 - 1936)

Compiled from "Cogewea, The Half-Blood" by Christal Quinstaket (Mourning Dove) and RootsWeb. Mourning Dove aka Christal Quintasket (1888 - August 6, 1936) was a Salish author and best known for her 1927 novel "Cogewea the Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range", which tells the story of Cogewea, a mixed-blood ranch woman on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Mourning Dove was born in a can...

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Jackie Robinson, Baseball Hall of Fame (1919 - 1972)

Jackie Robinson, Baseball Hall of Fame (1919 - 1972)

We honor an amazing  American professional baseball player who became the first Black American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. Robinson broke the color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. Jackie Robinson's life legacy will be remembered as one of the most important in Baseball history. As the 1st major league team to play a Black man since the 1880s, the Dodgers end...

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Te Ata Fisher, Actress and Storyteller (1895 - 1995)

Te Ata Fisher, Actress and Storyteller (1895 - 1995)

Te Ata Thompson or Te Ata Fisher after her marriage, was a superb actress and member of the Chickasaw Nation known for telling American Indian stories. She performed as a representative of American Indians at state dinners before President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1957, and named Oklahoma's first State Treasure in 1987. Te Ata Fisher's influence on the appreciation ...

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Wovoka, Northern Paiute Medicine Man (1856 - 1932)

Wovoka, Northern Paiute Medicine Man (1856 - 1932)

Wovoka (c. 1856 - September 20, 1932), also known as Jack Wilson, was a Northern Paiute Medicine Man who founded the Ghost Dance movement. Prophet Wodziwob, another Northern Paiute is believed to be the first to introduce the Ghost Dance rituals around 1869. Wovoka is the chief figure that reintroduced the movement in 1889. Wovoka means "cutter" or "wood cutter" in the Northern Paiute language.   

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Roman Nose, Cheyenne War Chief (1823 - 1868)

Roman Nose, Cheyenne War Chief (1823 - 1868)

"Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains" by Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa)   This Cheyenne war chief was a contemporary of Dull Knife. He was not so strong a character as the other, and was inclined to be pompous and boastful; but with all this he was a true type of native American in spirit and bravery.  

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TRENDING STORIES OF ANCESTORS

John Brown, The Blackest White Man (1800 – 1859)

John Brown, The Blackest White Man (1800 – 1859)

John Brown was an American abolitionist and a True Hero who used violent actions to fight slavery. During 1856 in Kansas, Brown commanded forces at the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie. Brown's followers also killed five pro-slavery ...

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George Crum, Inventor of Potato Chips (1828 - 1914)

George Crum, Inventor of Potato Chips (1828 - 1914)

Honoring George Crum, born George Speck, of African and Native American Indian heritage. Every time a person crunches into a potato chip, he or she is enjoying the delicious taste of one of the world's most famous snacks – a treat that might not exis...

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Buffalo Child Long Lance, Black Indian (1890 - 1932)

Buffalo Child Long Lance, Black Indian (1890 - 1932)

A Brilliant human being, of African, Native Caucasian heritage that taught society, through his ruse, how foolish it is to judge a human being by their ethnicity. Sadly, the culture that Long Lance lived in was not ready for that message. Born Sylv...

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