The official site of William Loren Katz and Black Indians
Why can’t Black History Month be any month? At your college, museum, library or school?
Drawing from his forty books on African American History, William Loren Katz offers such powerpoint lectures as:
Black Women of the Old West
Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage
The Lincoln Brigade
The Black West
Black Indians Celebrated in Native American Heritage Month
NPR “explores shared black and Native American heritage with William Katz, author of Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage, and Shonda Buchanan, an English professor, who is of North Carolina and Mississippi Choctaw Indian ancestry.” Please listen to the radio program or read its transcript here.
Black Indians — Revised, Expanded and Updated
The expanded and updated edition of Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage brings the Native American and African American alliance that for four centuries challenged the European conquest and slavery into the 21st century with additional research and documentary and photographic evidence. The new edition reveals the story of the African guides and translators of the colonial era who became valued contacts with Indigenous peoples, examines the African and Indian alliance known as the Pueblo revolt of 1680 that ended Spain’s rule of the southwest for a dozen years, introduces Francisco Menendez and the 1738 Black Indian community that defended its liberty in Florida against British incursions, and much more.
Please click here to view a complete list of books by William L. Katz.