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Black and Red Seminoles, A Proud Matriarchal Society

Estilustis and Estecates – Florida’s Black and Red Cowboys, Cattle Herders, and Underground Railroad Conductors of the South. Long before Florida was a U. S. state, it was home to diverse freedom seekers who found refuge from slavery, established thriving communities and prospered on Florida’s frontier. Florida’ original inhabitants were southeastern American Indians who had […]

Origin of Word Indian Pertaining to American Indians

Do you know the true origin and meaning of the word “Indian” as it pertains to American Indians? Many people have argued that American Indian is not the correct term for our people who are the original inhabitants of the Americas. Many assume that the word Indian comes from Columbus being lost at sea and […]

Truth about Christopher Columbus: A Genocidal Maniac

Many people are very much against Columbus having his own holiday. They feel Columbus Day should be abolished, and that his true history should be well exposed to the public. If you don’t know why that is, I highly recommend you thoroughly research the mans history. Here are a few random facts as well as […]

Declaration of Independence. The 4th of July, 1776

The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 Which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a union that would become a new nation—the United […]

Paul Robeson, An American Trail Blazer (1898 – 1976)

“Paul Robeson at 100 years” Apr. 9, 1898 – Jan. 23, 1976 by William Loren Katz On April 9, 1898 Paul Robeson was born to a family steeped in resistance. His father had escaped from slavery. Young Robeson grew to be a majestic figure in the United States, beginning at Rutgers as an all-star athlete, then […]

James Beckwourth, A Mountain Man to Know

“James P. Beckwourth” Apr. 6, 1798 – Oct. 29, 1866 by William Loren Katz James “Jim” Beckwourth emerges from the fur trade’s early history as “the greatest Indian fighter of his generation.” This was an age when his competitors were Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Jim Bridger, and Kit Carson. In skill, accomplishment, and violence, he […]

Lucy Gonzales Parsons: A Woman For All Seasons (1853 – 1942)

Lucy Gonzales Parsons A woman for all seasons by William Loren Katz (c. 1853 – Mars 7, 1942) A dynamic, militant, self-educated public speaker and writer, she became the first American woman of color to carry her crusade for socialism across the country and overseas. Lucy Gonzales started life in Texas. She was of Mexican […]

George White, African Native American in Congress (1852 – 1918)

“GEORGE H. WHITE” by William Loren Katz The first Black Indian to serve in Congress. The United States among nations of the world can claim some kind of a prize for its ability to ignore some of its most daring and brave historical figures – if they are people of color. The first Black Indian […]

Hominy Indians Defeat New York Giants, December 26, 1927

The Hominy Indians were an all-Native American professional football team, meaning The Real Americans, located in Hominy, Oklahoma. The financiers were from Hominy – the players were from all over. On December 26, 1927, they defeated the National Football League New York Giants who were titled world champions three weeks prior. The Hominy Indians shot […]

Murdered by Police: John T. Williams, Forever in Our Memories

Honoring John T. Williams, a First Nations master carver, who was shot and killed by Officer Ian Birk of the Seattle Police Department on August 30, 2010. While carrying a small, legal folding knife that he used for carving. While the inquest found that the shooting was unjustified Birk remains a free man. We are […]

21st Century Native Movement in the US and Caribbean

Bamboozled No More! We are still here… Us Be Mixed or Full Blood Natives There is a movement beginning in the U.S. and the Caribbean Islands where our American Indian people be they mixed or full blood are waking up to the fact that we all have been bamboozled, and in more ways than one […]

John Brown, A White Role Model and True Hero (1800 – 1859)

John Brown: A White Role Model by William Loren Katz John Brown was born in 1800, and he was executed by the state of Virginia  on December 2, 1859. This year (2006) a PBS documentary film continued an effort that began even before his execution to sully his reputation. Why? He was a white man who […]

Rarely Told History of Native American Indian Slavery

It is not known how many Indians were enslaved by the Europeans, but they certainly numbered in the tens of thousands.  It is estimated that Carolina merchants operating out of Charles Town shipped an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 Indian captives between 1670 and 1715. This was a very profitable slave trade with the Caribbean, Spanish […]

Lumbee Tribe Defeated KKK and Made History (1958)

The Lumbee Tribe made history January 18, 1958 with the Battle of Hayes Pond.  This was the night the Lumbees defeated the KKK and captured their hate filled banner, and in doing so stopped Klan activity in Robeson County North Carolina. By the mid-1950’s the Civil Rights Movement was gaining momentum and the KKK decided they […]

The Lowry Band Of North Carolina

by William Loren Katz Adapted from Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage © Atheneum, 2012 revised edition.  People of African and Native American descent have played a prominent part in North Carolina history since survivors of the Lost Colony of Roanoke in 1585 found a home among the nearby Lumbee Indians and then took in runaway slaves from […]

Lamar Smith, Voting Rights Activist (1892 – 1955)

Lamar “Ditney” Smith was murdered in Mississippi (1892 – August 13, 1955) One of many unsung heroes who died so we could vote…Lamar Smith, a 63 year old farmer, World War II veteran, voting rights activist and a member of the Regional Counsel of Negro Leadership was shot dead on the courthouse lawn in Brookhaven, Mississippi […]
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