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The Black Americans suing to reclaim their Native American identity

Updated: Apr 23



Johnnie Mae Austin and her grandson, Damario Solomon-Simmons, can tell you everything about their ancestry.


They can go back as far as 1810, the year Solomon-Simmons’ great-great-great-great-grandfather, Cow Tom, was born.


With undeniable pride, they recount the man’s feats of bravery during the civil war, and his leadership within Oklahoma’s Creek population.

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