I’m not sure if his existence has been proven (it may have been).Stories of Native American ancestry seem to be even more, or at least as, common among African-Americans as they are among white Americans.My grandmother was Blackfoot with very long curls(highly light-skinned), but not in a form of an Afro. S Virgin Islander) and the way her hair grows intrigues me. I wasn’t a fan, but now is listening to a lot of his songs. While this is also hearsay, a descendant of July Gale says here that July was a slave. No other person with the same name and age seems to have lived in Mississippi.It’s entirely possible “July Gale” was a family legend of some sort.Michael’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Joseph Jackson (the son of Israel Nero Jackson and Emeline Williams).Samuel was said to be of partial Choctaw Native American descent (as well as having black ancestry). Israel and Emeline are listed only as “Black” on United States censuses.
That resentment of their black skin must have been taught to him by his father.
Michael went through an abusive childhood at the hands of his father, Joseph.
Many believe that this experience resulted in Michael’s mental instability and often changing appearance later on in his life. Michael’s father has stated that he has Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.
Despite the controversies in Michael’s life, he has always been loved by his fans. Joseph has also stated that he has some caucasian roots.
Michael died on June 25, 2009, at the age of 50, due to cardiac arrest. It has also been said that Michael’s mother has Blackfoot Native American ancestry, also as yet unverified, at least publicly.