“Black Indians: An American Story” (as seen on ABC) brings to light a hidden heritage of America’s past ‐ the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. Narrated by James Earl Jones, “Black Indians: An American Story” explores what brought the Native and Black Native Americans together, what drove them apart and the challenges they face in the 21st century.
- Award of Distinction, Indian Summer Festival 2005
- Cine Golden Eagle 2002
- Crystal Award of Excellence, Communicator Awards 2002
- Best Documentary, Native American Music Awards 2002
- Aurora Gold Award 2001
A society that wants to build the future must know its origin, its real Native American heritage, as it was.” But what if Native American oral histories had been lost, forgotten, hidden, or denied?
“Black Indians: An American Story,” explores the issue of racial identity among Native and African Americans. This in-depth documentary examines the native ancestry and the coalescence of these Indian tribes in American history. Discounted, and often ignored by mainstream America, these minority peoples have often shared a common native history. However, with their heritage ignored and their contributions denied they are all but invisible at the dawn of the new millennium.