Are the American Indians Really the Black Americans of Today?
The picture, I chose for this article, is labeled California Indians. Now, since you know, I have that public school education, I just want to observe with my simple eyes, that these people look like Samoans. In Oakland, California, where I was raised, we had some tall, burly, and handsome Samoans at Elmhurst Junior High. Actually, the one on the top right reminds me of a hairy woman at my church, who liked to grab and give a prickly kiss to the kids before service. What I am saying is, when I see these people, I feel a comforting sense of belonging.
So, who are these pale faced Indians? The Dawes Rolls have those answers for only $5. Maybe you got single-white-femaled... or squatted on?
When I was a kid, maneuvering my light-skinded self through elementary school, we had a friend called Engay Pace, we all believed, when she said she was part Indian, because her hair was thick and long like the Indians we saw in cowboy movies on TV back then. It only occurred to me that the Indians on TV were white men in make-up and wigs when I was an adult. The Indians, like the Russians, when Wonder Woman came to TV, were something to be feared.
It was television.
Now, I am 51, watching Dane Calloway and some other YouTubers create a similar ripple of disbelief about the notion that some so-called "Blacks" are actually American Indian. All I know is, most of the kids in my elementary school said they were part Indian. Usually, they said they had an Indian grandmother. Now, I want to be clear in saying that I had no knowledge of slavery at all. I only learned about Africans from Tarzan movies, and never was it told to (us) children of the 70's, that we were African. I learned about slavery from the movie Roots, based on the novel by Alex Haley.
Anyway, I have a lot of questions, especially since I am doing my own genealogy right now... Like, could the term Slave Ship, have been redefined over time, as in a game of telephone played with two plastic cups on a string? Perhaps a slave ship is not an ocean vessel, but a relationship, wherein one person agrees to work for a small amount of money, quarters and food. Such a commitment might cause farm owners and his/her staff to consider the role of the man who is not a physical threat, except by virtue of his seed. Fuck that, show me the slave ships that transported more than 4 million Africans to America by power and force.
I do not have the answers, so I have composed the following questions for you to answer for yourself. Without the assistance of textbooks and your formal education, I would love for you to tell me your thoughts on the following:
What was the Virginia Company?
Is America a corporation?
Who was here when the Europeans arrived?
Where are the slave ships? (They can find dinosaur bones, but not slave ships?)
What did African slaves eat while on the ships for months?
If American Blacks came from Africa, Should Africa also pay reparations?
When evidence of human trafficking is Africa keeping on the relatives they are believed to have trafficked here?
Why is Africa hardly ever mentioned in genealogical records and never on the early American census?
If 90 percent of Indians died of disease, how did the American Indian Wars continue to 1924?
What is race? Why is race a thing?
The 1790 census mentions free Whites. Free from what? Free from whom?
Part of me thinks the original "slaves" of color were children, sent by families who believed they were to be educated and cared for.
Sooo... after seeing that Black men were well-endowed, they brought European women... in the same year?
"In 1619, “20. and odd Negroes” arrived off the coast of Virginia, where they were “bought for victualle” by labor-hungry English colonists. The story of these captive Africans has set the stage for countless scholars interested in telling the story of slavery in English North America."
"Tobacco brides. In 1619, 90 young single women from England went to Jamestown to become wives of the men there, with the women being auctioned off for 150 pounds of tobacco each (to be paid to the shipping company), as that was the cost of each woman's travel to America.  All 90 of them did indeed become wives."