Re: Free Negro vs. Mullato
We probably aren't all clear yet, but I was referring to the *Mulatto means Indian and white mix in some cases* rumor that people I have had the displeasure of being contacted by recite, and who argued against the idea of having Black ancestry in spite of having Mulatto or even Black ancestors as enumerated on census..Any time anyone, Black, Indian or white says anything about Mulatto meaning Indian and white mix, it rings the *rumor alarm* in me.. And 99.9 percent of the time, it is not a person who claims any African ancestry who repeats the rumor.
I asked you if you could verify the statement that Indians who claimed being Indian were hung,, Indians in general were killed all over this country..hung, shot, diseased, starved, burned, etc just because they were Indian and were to be eradicated..Claiming not to be Indian would'nt make a difference if a person was Indian.. Half breed Indian/white often sided with whites and were used against Indians by whites..Mainly to take over and control whole Nations once they figured out that trying to kill off all the Natives on the continent wasn't going to work..
The historical references you refer to might need to be looked at more closely to see who decided that someone called Mulatto in the past was actually an Indian or an Indian/white mix who feared being hung if admitting to being Indian.. Lots of people try really hard to change history with their references when writing a book on history..Some go to great lengths to do so for their own perceived benefit..
So I am sorry if I offended you, as that was not my intention..