The Chains That Bound Blacks and Indigenous Americans


Blacks and Native Americans share a history of enslavement at the hands of European settlers, said Dr Gerald Horne, professor of history and African American studies at the University of Houston and author of the new book, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean. “The nature of ethnic cleansing in North America not only involved mass murder; it also involved mass enslavement,” said Horne. “You can find, today, Native American DNA all over the world, because they were sent to the slave markets of Turkey, to Madagascar – all over the world.”

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