Some ten years ago I began researching a time travel saga. Knowing that many white slaves were held in cruel bondage in Colonial America, I decided to make that one of the saga’s crossroads.
Then I reconsidered Hoffman’s They Were White and They Were Slaves and matched his disjointed case work up with numerous militarily inconsistent facts concerning the Indian Wars and further delved into the voluminous literature on white Indians.
Then Peter Williamson’s account of his kidnapping, sale, life among the Indians and his return to the slave nation of Great Britain, where he was set upon by the authorities for asserting the commonly held truth that the children of the poor were trafficked in large numbers—an experience that would be analogous to a white person of 2017 Baltimore being locked up and put on trial for asserting that he had been mugged by black men.
This has led me down many a dark path, into the Library of Congress, into the online archives of many University libraries [I have been denied access by one library] where the books under question may only be accessed by professors, themselves vested in the Lie, the Foundational Lie of the United States of America, that this nation was founded by free white men, for free white men, on the backs of unfree black men.
Thanks to tailors and seamstresses researching the history of clothing and many a sissy white man hiding in his guilt-bought cottage and searching for his American Indian ancestors—hoping beyond all hope that he is part Indian and not entirely evil—there is much about The American Lie that is easily disproven, including tens of thousands of still extant wanted advertisements for runaway white slaves, accounts by runaway blacks, and most tellingly, the news that Irish whites and blacks often escaped together from their English-American slave lords.
I was taught that early America was called “The Colonies” and have found that it was overwhelmingly called “The Plantations.”
I was taught that only blacks were enslaved in America, when it turns out that more whites were enslaved than blacks.
I was taught that vast armies of pitiless white soldiers invaded the Native American paradise, importing such sinister institutions as slavery, and have, found, instead, that the first slave holders in English-Speaking North America were Tuscarora, Mandoag and Powhatan Indians who enslaved the survivors of the Roanoke colony, just over 100 souls who had been intentionally marooned by agents of the Virginia Company in order to nullify Sir Walter Rilliegh’s deed to found Plantations in America.
I was taught that the Indian Wars pitted white against red, when, in every war I have studied north of Florida white men and red men fought on both sides.
I was taught, in a nut shell, that Early America was all about race and religion and have discovered instead that it was primarily about class and culture.
I was taught that America was founded as a revolutionary libertarian experiment, and have found instead, that it was simply, brutally and matter-of-factly the extension of man’s age-old drive to hold other men in bondage.
Even though George Washington held his Negro and white servants together in the same barn, and, when he died, was in the process of getting rid of the negroes in favor of Germans—for the latter and not the former could be trafficked in the nation’s capital of Philadelphia—historians now tell us that white servants refused to live with black servantsthat all whites hated blacks. In contrast, there is a clear record of legislation and practice forbidding the housing of whites and blacks of the unfree classes together, for the very sensible reason that most—and by far the largest, being Bacon’s Rebellion—of the slave uprisings in English-speaking America were mixed-race rebellions.
Why was I always taught the Lie?
Could my approval to the deeds of my masters past possibly be that important?
I was taught that my forefathers were devoutly protestant “pilgrims,” yet they were English and Irish slaves, one catholic and the other owned by catholic French Canadians.
I was taught that the pilgrims were free people seeking religious expression, yet two out of three of the immigrants on the Mayflower were white slaves, 12 of them boys, many of them worked to death in the first year of the plantation.
I was taught American History as a boring, full-spectrum Lie, so devoid of the many divisions and dynamics that were part and parcel to the European mother country experience, that its study evinced yawns. It was only my continual fascination with the Indian Wars, and the fact that Eastern Woodland Indians from Florida to New England held out against the European invaders from 1513 through 1814, whereas the famed Plains Indians [which constitute the only aspect of the aboriginal American experience that is generally studied in books or treated in film] only held out from 1847 through 1881. The vaunted Sioux [led by brown-haired and blue-eyed Crazy Horse] went to their doom in a single generation. Yet the Iroquois held out from 1535 through 1783, and were feared in their Canadian retreats by U.S. settlers until 1812. The Shawnee fought from 1621 through 1814 against the Whiteman with whom they shared borders for the entire period. The Eastern Woodland Indians did better than the infamous Apaches while in much closer proximity to the Guns, Germs and Steel of the invaders.
What was their secret?
First, it was no secret but rather such matter-of-fact reality that few period journalists bothered examine the subject.
White Indians are the answer, and will be the subject of the next volume in the Runaway White Boy series, White Indians and Yellow Negroes.