Black Indians: a hidden heritage – William Loren Katz, Atheneum, 2012.
Format: Non-fiction, history
What did you like about the book? Katz presents a little known and very interesting facet of the history of American Indians and Black people brought over as slaves. In many instances they formed a mutual bond being tormented and attacked by white people. Some Blacks were accepted into Indian culture and one woman became the commander of a Black Indian settlement.
What didn’t you like about the book?
Documentation is lacking.
To whom would you recommend this book? Anyone interested in American history, particularly the period of early American settlement through pioneer days.
Who should buy this book? Middle schools, high schools, public libraries
Where would you shelve it and why? Non-fiction 900s
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Gardner HS, Gardner
Date of review: 5/5/2012