If your complexion (or anyone in your family) is similar to that of the copper-colored penny, then your ancestors may have come from the copper-colored races of people the Europeans found in America.  I spent most of my life believing my ancestors came from Africa, because I am African-American.  I learned different once I started researching my ancestry.

The blog posts found here are based on facts I came across during my research.  I am sharing this knowledge to help others become enlightened.  The “Know Better” sections contain information for you to check out yourself.  The “Do Better” sections contain suggested things to do with the information you learn.  Nothing will ever change without action!

Know Better:  If you are not certain your ancestors are from Africa, I encourage you to research your family’s history.  You can start by getting access to census records through ancestry sites on the internet.   Valuable information can also be gained by just interviewing your eldest relatives.

Do Better:  Stop embracing a title just because it was given to you.  Share what you learn with your relatives, so future generations will know the truth about who they are and where they came from.

Let this be the last generation to not know we are indigenous aboriginal to this land.


23 thoughts on “Copper-Colored

  1. I am liking the way you are giving just a little bit of information at a time. If you give to much at one setting, most people will not take the time to read what they need to know, or they will become confuses.


  2. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to research our
    family heritage. I’ll follow you to learn what you learn about us.


  3. Amen! My great uncle was a historian and he’s traced our history back very far. We’ve been here longer than most Europeans. He did not find any connection to Africa either but we had cowboys and indians though.
    Much ❤ for sharing!


  4. Hello, I have been doing some research myself and your blog came up when I googled copper-colored races. Thank you. I now know I am not alone in this journey to knowledge.


  5. I always felt something about me being from Africa a little suspect. Im very much a shiny penny color man and my family is also . I love this info and i am starving for more. Its something very special about all these so called afro american .


    1. More golden nuggets of information can be found by selecting Blog Posts from the menu of this site. Spread the word to help educate people of color in America. We were told our history was lost during slavery, but that’s not true. It was hidden and it’s time for us to find it, reclaim it and reconnect with our rich heritage.


  6. My name is Johnnie McQuarley the Son of OT, Mandy Mcquarley I am a Cherokee Indian Red skin,from Birmingham, Alabama. My Mother told me that I am a Cherokee Indian, and me knowing that I will never be able to be anybody else. I would like my red skin Indian wake up.


    1. Thanks for the comment. In order for copper-colored people in America to wake up, they must first stop letting those (who do not look like them) tell them who they are, then do their own research. It’s great that your family was able to let you know you’re Cherokee!


  7. Thank you for taking the time to get to know yourself and your family and inspiring us to act one in the same. I have Cherokee in my bloodline and want to investigate my family roots as far back as possible. I have always identified myself as African American because i was told that i was. But what i want to ask is; what websites are dependable in giving me factual information about my ancestors history by surname and also my genealogical dna history? Please share with me the exact ones that where helpful to you.


    1. was most beneficial for me. The investment was worth it because I was able to track my ancestors back to the mid-late 1800s using the census and vital records. The son of one of my great grandmothers listed he was Indian on draft records for one of the wars. That was enough proof for me. has great tutorial videos giving hints and tips on genealogical research. It’s like following bread crumbs. You’ll be amazed at what the records reveal. If you want to dive deeper after you’ve gone as far as you can go with the online records, you could go to county courthouse holding records for the last known county your ancestors lived and do further research there for Surnames or any other information you can dig up. For me, I researched (google searches) the last known counties of my ancestors during the time period I knew they were there from the records. As far as DNA goes, I used 23 and Me due to a referral. Be sure to read my post titled Ancestry DNA by the Numbers to get an understanding of how the reported numbers work. Enjoy your journey.


  8. I’ve always felt something was not right with our history and I always felt we so called African American’s were special so I started my journey for Truth. I never asked my parents if they knew where their grandparents were from and if their great great grandparents were slaves. A couple of month’s ago I asked my dad (now 80) if he knew anything about his great grandparents. He said that all he could remember was hearing his grandmother (maternal) saying that her mother was an Indian but he doesn’t know what tribe she was from.


    1. If you’re interested in learning about your family’s history, the best way to start is by interviewing your eldest living relatives. Even if they are siblings or cousins of your parents. Each of their stories can fill in the gaps of the others. You’d be looking for specific details on your grandparents and/or great grandparents, like: their first/last names (and maiden names for the women), their approximate years of birth, the town/county where they lived, whether they had siblings, etc. Obtaining this information will allow you to look for them in census records from the county where they lived. Once you find them, you can follow/trace them back every ten years through the census records and potentially uncover information about their parents. has a YouTube channel that provides free How To videos on Ancestry Research. May you uncover the truth on your journey!


  9. My conclusion brings me to Aboriginal!!!! Thank you sir, just more confirmation let’s keep digging this is the time of the knowing. THX AGAIN.


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