Chief Powhatan, famous Powhatan, whose daughter was Pocohontas. During his reign, colonists and natives mostly got along.

Chief Powhatan, famous Powhatan, whose daughter was Pocohontas. During his reign, colonists and natives mostly got along.

Traditional winter home with earthen roof in the village of Oconaluftee in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Cherokee

Traditional winter home with earthen roof in the village of Oconaluftee in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Cherokee

"Kweti, wife of James Hornbuckle, Cherokee, 1888." Some folks living in the southeastern U.S. may have hidden Native heritage. Here's a genealogical narrative that illustrates how some people hid their Native heritage to escape persecution based on their race.

"Kweti, wife of James Hornbuckle, Cherokee, 1888." Some folks living in the southeastern U.S. may have hidden Native heritage. Here's a genealogical narrative that illustrates how some people hid their Native heritage to escape persecution based on their race.

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