From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up. Dramer's effort is framed by the African-American experience, rather than the Native American, which is a real anomaly for this series. Topics include Crispus Attucks, the relationship between escaped slaves and the Native peoples of the southeast who gave them shelter, slavery of blacks by the Five Civilized Tribes, black cowboys and scouts, Indian involvement on both sides of the Civil War, the status of black Indians under both tribal and federal law, and biographical sketches of several notable African Americans of the late 19th century?but no Indian leaders. Black-and-white photographs add little information, but provide some visual support. Libraries that own William Katz's Black Indians (Atheneum, 1986) can skip Dramer's book.?Lisa Mitten, University of Pittsburgh, PA
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