The following perspective was written by Lisa Cypress (above) Presiding Clan Mother Advocate and Historian of The Accawmacke/Gingaskin Indians.
We were here before Jamestown, and we helped Jamestown.
We were peaceful yet were still pushed off our land to the First Reservation in the Nation in 1640, the Gingagskin Reservation/Prison Camp! Which is and has been occupied illegally and also has a park called Indiantown which we are suing for now! In addition we are suing PNC BANK for occupying our land.
In 1640 The Virginia Colony changed our Name from Accawmacke Indians to Gingaskin.
Why did they Change our name to Gingaskin? What is Gingaskin it has no meaning or no root in the English Language?
Answer : They Changed our name to Gingaskin because Gingaskins is an ANAGRAM which means NIGGASKINS! As per their name we have always been Negroid in Appearance.
We are Indians who are Negroid in appearance and have always been Negroid or copper colored Indians with Tightly Curled coarse hair.
We have geneology and court records proving who we are and that we have been suing for our land since 1641! Northampton county has the oldest continuous Court Records in the USA.
I have just filed suit as Accawmacke Indian and Descendant of the Reservation allotment who’s land has been stolen for over 200 Years! Accawmacke.org
We have historical evidence and documented geneology and proof most of us have 41st grandparents from the Accawamakes which in all means I alone have over 100 Grandparents who are Accawmackes in total. a drop of European and no documented Africans!
Lisa Cypress RN BSN MSN
Presiding Clan Mother and Advocate and Historian of The Accawmacke/Gingaskin Indians
The Accawmackes of the Eastern Shore