IndiVisible: African-Native Lives in the Americas

Publisher:  Smithsonian Books; 1 edition (October 26, 2009)
Year:  2009
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IndiVisible: African-Native Lives in the Americas, is a companion book to the exhibition of the same name which was produced in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Services. Throughout American history, people of combined African and Native American descent have often struggled for acceptance, not only from dominant cultures but also from their own communities. In this collection of twenty-seven groundbreaking essays, authors from across the Americas explore the complex personal histories and contemporary lives of people with a dual heritage that has rarely received attention as part of the multicultural landscape. Illustrated with seventy-five paintings, photographs, and drawings, the book brings to light an epic but little-known part of American history that speaks to present-day struggles for racial identity and understanding.