Also, we have the Caribbean and the recent immigrant African communities. In order to understand how this land came to be what it is, we must know its history.
In truth however, the Africans and Caribbean peoples have been coming here for nearly 150 years and blending in, over time, with the Africans already here. This is a story of Indian and African resistance to white colonial rule in Louisiana during the earliest days of French occupation. We must not dismiss the genocide against Indians and Africans or the clever and fierce resistance that Indians and Africans put up in the wake of an unholy tumult perpetrated by Europeans.
(Thy Black Man.com) Contrary to popular belief, African Americans are by no means a homogeneous population.
Most lacked the knowledge or energy required even to gather nuts and berries or to scoop up the bountiful shellfish that proliferated in the waters around the Gulf of Mexico.
Soldiers at the forts considered a good day’s work was getting drunk by noon and then talking an influential Indian into supplying women to satisfy their sexual appetites.
Hence, their children, “,” had to be Black and Native American.
For example, Jean Baptiste Pont du Sable, who founded Chicago was a Creole.
Indians watched cautiously from a distance, out of sight of the intruders.
Leaders from several Native towns in the vicinity finally got around to approaching the foreigners in the spring of 1699.
American Indians had never been exposed to the diseases Europeans brought with them, and consequently lacked the immunities Europeans had built up over countless generations of exposure. Further, Indian religious leaders and Elders complained bitterly when young people in their towns began to rely on European trade goods guns, knives, iron kettles instead of making their own tools in the traditional way.
The proselytizing of Christian missionaries was especially reviled.
In South Florida we have the Bahamian people who have for centuries been crossing over from the nearby Bahama islands, the most populous of which, are north of Miami.