Holy shit, yes! H. Nemesis Nyx This is exactly the kind of thing I’m looking for! Maroon communities (I knew there was a word for it but brain fog!). And that article had been the most recent intonation I’d come across.
I never knew Black people had tried getting all the way to Alaska; that’s fucking amazing. So much lost history. My heart is hurting, because most of what I know is simply our brutalization in all its forms. So it gives me such joy to uncover such hidden treasures.
Oh, thank you so much, love! This is fantastic. Maybe soon, I’ll have enough to add a workshop on unknown Black history to my list of talks!