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Re: East Asian Ancestry
In Response To: Re: East Asian Ancestry ()

http://www.asianamerican.net/article10.html

EAST INDIAN SLAVES IN COLONIAL AMERICA:
AN UNTOLD FACET OF AMERICAN HISTORY

AN EXCERPT:

Archival records of the 17th and 18th centuries, examined by this writer over a period of 10 years, provide us with unequivocal evidence that men, women and children from the Indian subcontinent were brought to the colonial settlements, via England, as indentured servants and slaves. And their progeny, through intermarriage with Europeans or Africans or Native Americans, merged seamlessly into the African-American population.

These records, along with the genealogies of certain American families that trace their origins to colonial America, lead us to East Indians and their mixed race descendants indistinguishable from today's mainstream American population. Moreover their Euro-American names -such as Fisher, Dove, Bentley, Dunn, Mayhew, Creek and Hayfield, - mask their ethnic background, making it even more difficult to ascertain their origins.

All this evidence comes from U.S. government documents, in the light of which the history of Indian Americans and of Asian Americans will need revision and re-orientation. It also proves that, along with African Americans, Indian Americans too are heirs to that abomination known as slavery in America...


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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