We Are the Indians

Marriage of Pocahantas and John Rolfe

The conventional view of the settlement of America is
that white Europeans immigrated to North America, 
stole the land, and killed most of the Native Americans. 
The few survivors were driven to reservations, where 
a relative few descendants live today.

This view is partially incorrect. Some murder and 
mayhem did occur, but what happened in many 
cases is that whites and Indians intermarried 
and interbred. The second and third generation 
American was often a hybrid North American, 
carrying genes from European, Native American, 
and African genes.  Continuing immigration of 
white settlers gradually increased the percentage 
of European contribution to the population. 
Our ancestors gradually forgot their origins and 
that they were part Indian.