Mind you these people, Freedmen intermarried and raised their children up as Native Americans. SMH So many black people walk around claiming Native American heritage. When a good part of them were nothing but enslavers themselves!But that wasn't the majority though, right? The majority of Native Americans were not slaveowners and some tribes actually helped runaways. Not to mention Native Americans and AFricans were enslaved side by side in the early 1600's along the carolina/georgia coastal regions.