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Black Native American Indians | Portrait of Native Americans from the Cherokee, Cheyenne, Choctaw ... I hear so many people say they are mixed with Native American but don't know their own tribes. I have Choctaw and Cherokee- from Arkansas and Alabama.

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The Five Civilized Tribes of the Southeast Woodlands: The Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole. The nations rapidly assimilated white culture, raised stock, operated large farms, traded extensively with whites, adopted Christianity, owned Black slaves, and were educated at mission schools. It was the "mixed-bloods" who readily adapted to white civilization; the "traditionalists" did not. The Indian Removal Act of 1830, and the Treaty of New Echota, 1835, led to the Trail of…

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Thomas Moore before & after his entrance into the Regina Indian School in Saskatchewan in 1874.

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American Indians were forced into boarding schools, taken away from their families and cultures, forcing assimilation and hardships upon these youth.

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Wife of Geronimo & Two Children, 1880s, Native American Apache Indian

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QUANAH , 1880 Quanah Parker (Comanche kwana, "smell, odor") (c. 1845 or 1852 – February 23, 1911) was a Comanche/English-American war leader of the Quahadi ("Antelope") band of the Comanche people. He was born into the Nokoni ("Wanderers") band, the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, an English-American, who had been kidnapped as a child and assimilated into the tribe.

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Edwardian man sitting on fence by pepandtim, via Flickr

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this is probably one of the most depressingly heart-wrenching photos. Native American children taken from their familis and put into school to assimilate them into white society. The slogan for this governmental campaign '"kill the Indian to save the man". no official apology has ever been issued. Never forgotten.

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Most of the Choctaw left Mississippi and other Southern states on the tragic Trail of Tears, but many Choctaw decided to stay and try assimilation into American culture and life. The Choctaws are split into two distinct branches: the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Both groups faced discrimination and poverty after the Civil War until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

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In 1867, the Canadian government introduced the Indian act, it stated that the native peoples would have to live on reserves, and that the native children would have to go to residential schools, they also had to leave their culture and be more European. The natives were hopeless because of the loss of food source, they agreed so they would have a small amount of land and a chance to be farmers instead of death. Now the agreement has affected many aboriginal lives due to residential…

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