America's Black Indians, a hidden heritage: it was a shock for the Hollywood actor Don Cheadle to discover recently that his great grandfather, William, was enslaved not by whites, as most African-Americans were, but by Native Americans. The descendants of these former slaves are now seeking citizenship in the Chickasaw ethnic group, as their ancestors tried to do without success 100 years ago

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  • Author(s): Goffe, Leslie
  • Source:
    New African. June, 2013 Issue 529, p80, 5 p.