*DURING the CIVIL WAR~ (1861 – 1865), there were about 90,000 Black Confederate Soldiers serving the Confederacy.These Blacks were either freemen or slaves.Most majority of this number were volunteers.Majority of them were Labors,logistics+ servants;however,there were a good number of Black Soldiers who were combat units+fought for the Confederacy.
Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.
"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. Many later became classified as Black Indians"