Matthew Roberts

Region: West

An excerpt from a book I'll never write:

My grandmother on my father's side was half Cherokee Indian, so I've been told. Though we never met I've seen her likes in a black and white photograph. She was short, sturdy and had dark skin; tinted red I cannot say. I heard somewhere once that non-white persons and folks, not obviously Negroes, were considered Indians or Native Americans. I wonder. Is that the case today?