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STORYTELLER: LOCATION: Guyana YEAR TOOK PLACE: 1900s
TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN: Guyana HOW HEARD:

Henry Louis Gates should not be so confused about his ancestor named Redman. Most likely the term Red-man came from Red-Negro: a mulatto with African features but with light skin reddened by the sun. Since the slaves and slave masters in Guyana/ West Indies and the US came from the same places in Africa and Europe, respectively, the tendency to use certain nomenclature would be similiar.





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