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5 Things to Know About Blacks and Native Americans

5 Things to Know About Blacks and Native Americans

As images of happy pilgrims and "Indians" play out on TV, take the time to learn a few facts about how we are connected to the original inhabitants of this land

by #teamEBONY, November 20, 2012

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5 Things to Know About Blacks and Native Americans

Gorgeous black indian woman, Kiowa tribe

While Thanksgiving has largely transitioned from a day marking a fictionalized relationship between European settlers (they’d be considered “terrorists” by today’s standards) and the Natives who originally inhabited what came to be known as the United States, the holiday is now primarily focused on time with family, overeating and giving thanks. However, it’s still the perfect opportunity to learn a bit more about the Native Americans and how we are connected to them.

Here are a few important things to know about the relationship between Blacks and Native Americans. Feel free to share these with your little cousin after snatching off the handmade feather headband she made in school and ruining all her racially insensitive fun.



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