|— Pirate —|
|Place of birth||likely Nicaragua|
|Died||March 26, 1733 (aged 31)|
|Place of death||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Allegiance||"Black Sam" Bellamy|
|Years active||1716 – April 26, 1717|
|Rank||pilot of the Whydah Gally|
Julian was a half-blood Miskito Indian who joined Samuel Bellamy early in his brief career. He eventually piloted the Whydah, which was the leading ship of Bellamy's fleet, when he was only 16 years old. Julian was one of 30 to 50 people of African descent in the pirate crew — all were treated as equals.
Julian's life became more difficult after he survived the Whydah wreck in 1717. He was jailed in Boston but apparently never indicted. He was likely sold into slavery, the "Julian the Indian" bought by John Quincy — whose grandson, President John Quincy Adams, became a staunch abolitionist.
A purported "unruly slave," Julian the Indian was sold to another owner and tried often to escape. During one attempt, he killed a bounty hunter who was trying to catch him. He was executed on March 26, 1733.
- W. Jeffrey Bolster - Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail.
- National Geographic - Black Pirates
- "Life aboard the Whydah: A Motley Crew". "Real Pirates" museum exhibit website. Chicago, Illinois: The Field Museum. 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- Weekly Rehearsal (Boston). 19 March 1733.
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