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Originally posted by OhBlackButterfly:
I posted earlier:
And that is EXACTLY, imo, what black women with long black hair look like to me ---- black females with some indian mixed into their African ancestry.


And since when did black women have to mixed w/Indian or whatever to have long hair? I don't get it. Some of you act like it is IMPOSSIBLE for an African woman to have long hair w/out admixture. That is just white racist ideaology.





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Originally posted by OhBlackButterfly:
As early as the latter years of the nineteenth century, ethnologists cited the deep relationship between African Americans and Native Americans. James Mooney in 1897 noted: "It is not commonly known that in all southern colonies Indian slaves were bought and sold and kept in servitude and worked in the fields side by side with negroes up to the time of the revolution... Furthermore, as the coast tribes dwindled they were compelled to associate and intermarry with the negroes until they finally lost their identity and were classified with that race, so that a considerable proportion of the blood of the southern negroes is unquestionably Indian."37 In his 1937 doctoral dissertation, James Hugo Johnston asserted, "The end of Indian slavery came with the final absorption of the blood of the Indian by the more numerous Negro slave. But the blood of the Indian did not become extinct in the slave states, for it continued to flow in the veins of the Negro."


The Indians aren't extinct; they are just in small numbers. And according to Henry Louise Gates, only a small percentage of black Americans have Native American ancestry; he may be wrong, he may be right.


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Originally posted by OhBlackButterfly:
As Native American societies in the Southeast were primarily matrilineal, African males who married Native American women often became members of the wife's clan and citizens of the respective nation.


Half true, half false. False, because many Native American women who had children w/African men didn't take their African husbands back w/them to their tribes; many stayed w/their black husbands and raised their children as African-American. That is why there are so many AAs who are clueless to which tribe their Indian ancestors came from.



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Originally posted by OhBlackButterfly:
During this period of transition, Africans and Native Americans shared the common experience of enslavement.25 In addition to working together in the fields, they lived together in communal living quarters, began to produce collective recipes for food and herbal remedies, shared myths and legends, and ultimately intermarried.


But the majority of the African slaves never even came in contact w/Native Americans because by the time slavery became fully institutionalized, the majority of Native American tribes were wiped out...literally.

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Originally posted by OhBlackButterfly:
The intermarriage of Africans and Native Americans was facilitated by the disproportionate numbers of African male slaves to females (3 to 1) and the decimation of Native American males by disease, enslavement, and prolonged war against the colonists.


Hmm...that is interesting. I knew that there were more black men than black women on the plantations, but I didn't know that the number was so disproportinated.
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