"Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence." -Mourning Dove (Salish) (Colville tribe and a white father) Native American tribe of the Pacific Northwest.
FAMILY Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans - thus many later became classified as Black Indians
Elizabeth "Betsy" Brown Stephens a Cherokee Indian who walked the Trail of Tears in 1838 ------ Learn and talk about Trail of Tears, American Old West, Cherokee Nation Chickasaw tribe, Ethnic cleansing in the United States