A good example of the Malians in the North America are the Nanticokes. The Nanticokes were described by B.S Barton as very dark. This tribe of Black Native Americans formerly lived in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware. They later settled in Wyoming, Oklahoma and Canada.
Revolutionary War, the Nanticoke sided with the British and many Nanticoke
migrated to Canada, while others went into hiding or moved out West. By 1867,
the Nanticoke moved to Kansas with the Lenape. There chiefdoms were called
Monie, Wicomoco and Manokin (,Mandekan ?).
In 1741-51, J.C. Pyrlaeus
collected the Numerals of the Nanticoke. This was before the Revolutionary War.
Around this time the Conoy people joined their tribe.
collected by Pyrlaeus when they were compared to other numerals by Murray in
1873, they did not match numerals in any known Indian language. Brinton found
that they were identical to Malinke-Bambara numerals.
These numerals make it
clear the Nanticoke were descendants of the Malian explorers.
Nanticoke at the Lenape-Nanticoke annual celebration.