African Native Americans or Black Indians? Explore a selection of ancestral stories and videos of Black Indian ancestors. Celebrate many stories of the African Native American struggle for freedom which are way too often left from our school history books. We celebrate the many Black Native American unsung heroes and heroines who contributed to history in America and around the world.

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…
George Bonga, Ojibwe and African heritage (August 20, 1802 – 1880) was a fur trader who was one of the first Americans of African descent born in what is now…
Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed "Pops" in the later years of his career was an American professional baseball player of African and Seminole…
Mary Edmonia Lewis (July 4, 1844–September 17, 1907) was a talented American sculptor of African/Haitian and Ojibwe heritage. She is the first credited Black American Indian female sculptor in the…
Quantah' Rose Eleazer Samuels was a direct descendant of Shinnecock and Unkechaug American Indians and long a champion of their struggles and of her right to tribal land. Samuels fought…
Diana Fletcher was the daughter of an enslaved African who ran away to seek freedom in Florida, and a Seminole woman who died on "The Trail of Tears," the forced…
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix, (Nov. 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) is a legendary American musician, singer and songwriter of African, Irish and Cherokee heritage. He…
Ho-Tul-Ko-Mi-Ko - aka Chief Of The Whirlwind, Aka Silas Jefferson of African and Creek heritage By Angela Walton-Raji . "Silas Jefferson was a dynamic leader of the Muskogee Creek Nation,…
"GEORGE H. WHITE" by William Loren Katz Adapted from Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage © Atheneum, 2012 revised edition. The first Black American Indian to serve in Congress. The United…
Bill Pickett, the inventor of bulldogging, was a legendary cowboy of African and Cherokee heritage. He began his career as a cowboy while in grade school. Pickett soon began giving…
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…
"Lucy Gonzales Parsons: A woman for all seasons" by William Loren Katz Adapted from Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage © Atheneum, 2012 revised edition. A dynamic, militant, self-educated public speaker…
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…
Island Smith was an herbal doctor practiced in Oklahoma in the early 1900s. He drew his spiritual power from both Black and American Indian traditions. He was a celebrated African…
"James P. Beckwourth" by William Loren Katz Adapted from Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage © Atheneum, 2012 revised edition. James "Jim" Beckwourth emerges from the fur trade's early history as…

African Native Americans or Black Indians? People who call themselves "Black Indians" are people living in America of African-American descent, with significant heritage of Native American Indian ancestry, and with strong connections to Indian Country and its Native American Indian culture, social, and historical traditions. Black Indians are also called African Native Americans, Black American Indians, Black Native Americans and Afro Native Americans ...

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