The real Lakotan woman: Money or Nettie Brazeau Goings
Nettie Brazeau Goings (Money) was born in 1856 at Pine Ridge Reservation. She was of mixed heritage, Lakotan, French and African American. Her father was frontiersman John Brazeau. Her mother was either Brings Blue (Hintoakdi) or Sings. She had children of several mates, one of which was Samuel Goings, one of which was ira Lynch (Linch). One child was Ethel Lynch, my grandmother. Ethel's only child was Dorothy Blake, my mother. This photo is from our album. A copy was given to a museum and…
Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans - thus many later became classified as Black Indians
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