The first freedom paths taken by runaway slaves led to Native American villages, where black men and women found a red hand of friendship and an accepting culture.
The offspring of Black and Indian marriages shaped the early days of the fur trade, added a new dimension to frontier diplomacy, and made a daring contribution to the fight for American liberty.
The author explores the little-told story of black Indians, defined here as people with dual African and Native American ancestry or African Americans who lived primarily with Native Americans. Using fascinating biographies and detailed research, Katz creates a chronology of this hidden heritage during the settlement of the American West.
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse (January 1, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces