I tried to authenticate the above citation floating on Facebook, but I could not. What i did find was that page 290 refers to the Delaware Nanticoke Indians who at one point identified as Moors, but there is no general statement that states” That among the reputed ancestors of the Aboriginal American Indian population (Natives) are Moors and Turks. The citation above also fails to identify which Handbook of North American Indians the citation is alleged to have been taken from, as there are several Handbooks discussing different regions of America.
“Although the native people initially showed a desire to deal peacefully with the intruders, contact inevitably led to conflict. … the Spaniards’ view of the Indians was strongly influenced by previous experiences with the Moors of Spain and the Aztecs and warlike Chichimecs of central and northern Mexico.”
Source: Handbook of North American Indians: Southwest
“The pahkome were divided into two groups—the Moors and the Christians; and the fiestas were organized into two distinct, but duplicate and articulating, parts, associated with the colors red (Moors) and blue (Christians).”
Source: Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 10
“As America sought to assimilate American Indians, intermarriages became more acceptable and frequent. … and Creoles, Dominickers, Irish Creek, Issues, Lumbees (Croatans), Moors, and Red Bones (Price 1953; Gilbert 1946; Berry 1963).”
Source: Handbook of North American Indians: Indians in contemporary society
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