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In 1866, the Cherokee nation signed a treaty with the US government recognizing those people of African heritage as full citizens.

While Thanksgiving has largely transitioned from a day marking a fictionalized relationship between European settlers (they'd be considered "terrorists" by today's standards) and the Natives who originally inhabited what came to be known as the United States, the holiday is now primarily focused on time with family, overeating and giving thanks.However, it's still the perfect opportunity to learn a bit more about the Native Americans and how we are connected to them.Here are a few important things to know about the relationship between Blacks and Native Americans.Feel free to share these with your little cousin after snatching off the handmade feather headband she made in school and ruining all her racially insensitive fun. How We First Hooked Up: The earliest recorded African and Native American contact occurred in April 1502, when the first enslaved Africans were taken to Hispanola; some Africans escaped to Santo Domingo.In other words, our variances in complexion and hair texture are more likely to be attributed to our White ancestry (which most of us have via slavery, even if we cannot trace it back on our family trees) than the "Cherokee" heritage so many of us have been claiming for so many years.

While Thanksgiving has largely transitioned from a day marking a fictionalized relationship between European settlers (they'd be considered "terrorists" by today's standards) and the Natives who originally inhabited what came to be known as the United States, the holiday is now primarily focused on time with family, overeating and giving thanks.

However, it's still the perfect opportunity to learn a bit more about the Native Americans and how we are connected to them.

Here are a few important things to know about the relationship between Blacks and Native Americans.

Feel free to share these with your little cousin after snatching off the handmade feather headband she made in school and ruining all her racially insensitive fun. How We First Hooked Up: The earliest recorded African and Native American contact occurred in April 1502, when the first enslaved Africans were taken to Hispanola; some Africans escaped to Santo Domingo.

In other words, our variances in complexion and hair texture are more likely to be attributed to our White ancestry (which most of us have via slavery, even if we cannot trace it back on our family trees) than the "Cherokee" heritage so many of us have been claiming for so many years.

Unless you have documented evidence, please stop telling people that Grandma Mary Louise Jenkins was "full-blood Indian" just because she rocked long, silky plaits her entire life.