by Lonnie Harrington
Both Sides of the Water: Essays on African-Native American Interactions examines specific events regarding the relationship between groups of indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere and people of African descent. Covering historical and contemporary times, the book covers events in the Americas, Caribbean, and Africa. These relations are placed in context and explored against the backdrop of social/political circumstances that have influenced and continue to influence these interactions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1952 of African, Seminole, Cherokee, Choctaw, and Shawnee ancestry, Lonnie Harrington has independently researched African-Native American relations since 1972. He was a member of the Torn Pages Project, a coalition that examined African-Native American relations, and is a current member of the Northeastern Native American Association of Queens, New York. He serves as group historian and has chaired powwow committees. From March 1992 until October 2003, he was a member of the Drum Circle Singers, a Native American drum group. He lives in the New York City area, working as an arts administrator, musician, lecturer, and storyteller.
(2007, paperback, 146 pages)
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