An Ancestry of African-Native Americans

Angela Walton-Raji has been researching African-Native American genealogy for nearly 20 years and is the author of the book Black Indian Genealogy Research: African-American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes. She recently presented a series of genealogy workshops at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the exhibit IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas. Walton-Raji’s ancestors are Freedmen, African-Americans who were slaves of the Five Civilized Tribes – the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole Nations – in Indian Territory, which became Oklahoma in 1907. The Cherokee freed their slaves in 1863, and after the Civil War, the other tribes did the same. All but the Chickasaw eventually granted Freedmen full citizenship in their tribe. Read More

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  1. GOOD AFTERNOON.MY MOTHER IS CLEO ROBINSON.DAUGHTER OF H.J.ROBINSON AND MARY RICHARDSON.SHE WAS BORN 9-5-27 IN ATLANTA,TEXAS IN CASS COUNTY.I HAVE JUST FOUND MY GRANDFATHER H.J.ROBINSON AND HIS PARENTS ROBERT AND VINEY ROBINSON.. ON THE 1900 CENSUS IN GREGG,TEXAS. AS WELL AS JACKSON AND MALINDA ROBINSON.ON THE 1910 CENSUS JACKSON ROBINSON SAID HE WAS BORN IN INDIAN TERRITORY. ON THE 1880 CENSUS JACKSON ROBINSON IS IN GREGG,TEXAS.HE STATES THAT HIS PARENTS WERE FROM THE CHEROKEE NATION. ON THE 1850 CENSUS JACKSON ROBINSON IS IN THE HOUSEHOLD OF BENJAMIN ROBINSON AND FAMILY.IN BENTON,CONWAY.ARKANSAS. HOW DO I GO ABOUT VERIFY THIS INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE CHEROKEE NATION ? THANK YOU

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