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"I can believe things that are true and I can believe things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not."

–Sam to Shadow, Chapter Thirteen

Samantha Black Crow gives Shadow a ride while driving through Illinois and drops him off at Ibis and Jacquel Funeral Parlor.

BackgroundEdit

Sam is spiritually cynical for someone who claims to believe in so much. She lives life with fierce confidence and openness, selling the chainsaw art she carves by the roadside for extra money.[1]

Significance in narrative Edit

Main article: Samantha Black Crow/Novel

Significance in series Edit

TBD

Appearance Edit

Sam is described as "confident, engaging, headstrong, and has a free spirit personality."[2]

Gallery Edit

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Pictures

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  • Devery Jacobs] (Samantha Black Crow) and Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon) BTS
  • Kawennahere Devery Jacobs (Sam) BTS

Notes and trivia Edit

  • Devery Jacobs was a fan of the book before being cast[3]
    • She is Kanien'keha:ka and grew up on a reservation[4]
    • Although she is queer, unlike Samantha Black Crow (who is Cherokee), she does not identify as Two-spirited since that term is not used within her Kanien’kehá:ka community[5][6]
  • Jacobs almost lost the role due to a filming conflict but she wrote a letter to American Gods production that convinced them she was their Sam[5][7]
  • Samantha Black Crow makes her first appearance in "Muninn," the third episode of Season Two[8]

References Edit

  1. https://deadline.com/2018/06/american-gods-season-2-dean-winters-mr-town-devery-jacobs-sam-black-crow-kahyun-kim-new-media-starz-neil-gaiman-1202402680/
  2. http://deadline.com/2018/05/american-gods-sakina-jaffrey-recur-season-2-casting-search-1202386932/
  3. https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/american-gods-sam-black-crow-combines-belief-and-agnosticism-for-season-2
  4. https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/archive/ghoul-power-actress-devery-jacobs-discusses-her-badass-new-movie-c_NdjXwoDESCpY5ODqUDuw/
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://www.thetvjunkies.com/cardinal-devery-jacobs-interview/
  6. https://www.pride.com/tv/2019/3/27/meet-actress-playing-indigenous-bi-badass-american-gods
  7. https://twitter.com/neilhimself/status/1003803355272044544
  8. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/01/american-gods-season-2-ricky-whittle-interview-character-posters
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