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From Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty Is The Future Of America by Shanna Collins

in which we relied on each other’s strengths in order to evade invasion from the U.S. military.

White settlers constantly watched Africans and Natives engage with each other in fear; in the Caribbean, revolutionary slaves in Saint Domingue were using machetes to chop off the heads of French colonial masters, only to rename the island Haiti in honor of the indigenous Arawak people who previously inhabited the island before genocide; in Puerto Rico, a Taino female chief and her partner, a former enslaved African, had established the largest Afro-descendant maroon community in the West Indies, successfully evading the British invasion for decades. For whites,… in which we relied on each other’s strengths in order to evade invasion from the U.S. military.

White settlers constantly watched Africans and Natives engage with each other in fear; in the Caribbean, revolutionary slaves in Saint Domingue were using machetes to chop off the heads of French colonial masters, only to rename the island Haiti in honor of the indigenous Arawak people who previously inhabited the island before genocide; in Puerto Rico, a Taino female chief and her partner, a former enslaved African, had established the largest Afro-descendant maroon community in the West Indies, successfully evading the British invasion for decades. For whites, any collaboration we endeavored in with each other was dangerous, and they intended to stop it.

The cultural clashes that later occurred as a result of settler manipulation served to eradicate …