blackraincloud: Reading about African-Indian acquisition of English in the US from the book Black English by JL Dillard. Basically, Dillard theorizes that, once they were brought to the northeast, Africans taught the already-enslaved Indians pidgin English. So that the english indians spoke sounded “Black.” And that same pattern happened elsewhere, as, we already know, Blacks were the main...
Martha Redbone →
“Martha Redbone’s role as a leading voice in contemporary Native American music is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian who have collected and presented her work and she is beloved by music connoisseurs everywhere.” [Submitted by: touchtheskybutterfly]
Being Taino today means relating to a reality that has been acutely denied over...– José Barreiro, indiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas, p. 36. (via a-lostbird)
In the Caribbean, a thirty-year resurgence of Indigenous identity has challenged...– José Barrerio, indiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas, p. 35-36 (via a-lostbird)