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1930 Census workers were forced to make Indians to Negroes or Africans

Updated: Jul 14

1930: Original Delaware Census records in which the census field worker identified Sussex County tribal families as “Nanticoke,” “Mixed,” or “Indian” are illegally crossed out by a census supervisor and replaced with the misclassification “African” or “Negro” when they are filed with the field office.





https://nanticokelenapemuseum.org/learning-center/resources/1248/a-timeline-of-historical-highlight






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