Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many Black Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans - thus many later became classified as Black Indians
Mary Edmonia Lewis (ca. July 4, 1845 – ca. 1911) was the first African American and Native American woman to gain fame and recognition as a sculptor in the international fine arts world. She was of African American, Haitian and Ojibwe descent.
Matice Wright, the Navy's first African American female naval flight officer. http://www.griphop.com/
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Aida Overton Walker
Aida Overton Walker (1880-1914) was an African-American vaudeville actress who performed alongside her husband George Walker. She was considered one of the best female dancers of her time and called "The Queen of the Cakewalk". The Cakewalk was a dance developed from the "Prize Walks" held in the late 19th century, generally at get-togethers on slave plantations in the Southern United States.
Exhibition d'une algérienne nue au Djebel par des soldats Français