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Friday, June 4, 2010

Common roots and Common struggle: Native American and African American.

Indivisible is a website relating the lives and experiences of people who share African American and Native American ancestry.
It briefly explains their journey “from dispossession to sovereignty, traveling theUnderground Railroad, keeping to the Good Red Road”.The website demonstrates how this story became invisible but their common native roots and struggles are indivisible.
My favorite parts are the family portraits and similarity with Native African roots. After all, African and Native tribes share similar concepts about animal spirits, the guiding presence of ancestors, oral traditions, a living world, and extended family relationships.
And in my opinion, the woven baskets and beads art crafts are very similar.At the end,we are all distant relatives.

1 comment:

  1. Nice...I once saw a documentary with a similar theme called: From Florida To Coahuila: History Of The Mascogos. It was about Black Seminoles who resettled on both sides of the Mexican talk about a cultural mix...we most definitely are all distant relatives...good stuff!



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