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    Sufferin' Succotash! My Mohawk ancestors used

    home-grown crops to their benefit in many delicious recipes. The three main staples—corn, beans and squash—were known as The Three Sisters because they were vital in sustaining life. The Iroquois (which included the Mohawks) cooked their food in a large communal pot, from...
    BadPam BadPam 56-60, F 4 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    neeraj2 neeraj2 26-30, M Jun 28, 2015

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    Iroquois Torture As a Mohawk I'm very proud of

    my heritage, even though I'm far from full-blooded. I sympathize with other Native Americans when they take exception to depictions of them as bloodthirsty savages whose aim in life was to torture people. In the movie Black Robe there are scenes of typical torture such as...
    BadPam BadPam 56-60, F 5 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Mohawks Don't Live in TeepeesI'm part Mohawk.

    Watered-down, I have to admit, including the fact that I'm a redhead with freckles. But still the Mohawk blood runs through my veins.Mohawks belong to the six tribes of the Iroquois Nation, whose warriors are said to have conquered more land than the Romans. But one thing they...
    BadPam BadPam 56-60, F 6 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    I am a proud member of the Mvskoke creek nation.

    I was not raised traditionally but I am slowly but surely getting to where I am meant to be. My family is completely Christian, but christianity never felt right to me. A simple thought of the creator, great spirit, whatever you chose to call it, puts me more at ease than the...
    mvskokehokte mvskokehokte 18-21, F Jan 20

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    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    They Will Never Change

    The one's who stole it control it, and now the control is about to come to a bitter end for you white man, and those who bow down to you. Those who think this land is theirs because they were brought here on a ship but don't have any more right to it than you do, they are your...
    nativegirlinamerica nativegirlinamerica 66-70 6 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    I'm Apache and Mexican.

    .. and if you ask my parents they say that Mexicans are Natives too. My parents adopted me but, they're Native too. My dad is Apache, Hawaiian, and Lakota, my mom is Lakota, Cherokee, and Wampanoag (she has some more tribes in her lineage but those are the main ones). I grew up...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Turning Points

    As I sat eating my salad and enjoying my soup at Ruby Tuesdays. I heard from the both behind me in a strong southern accent… “I just don’t understand how she let him beat on her? I mean really what kind of woman puts up with that?” and her lunch partner chimed in with an...
    sckimmy sckimmy 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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    Hey. I am 50% Choctaw native.

    And the other half is Irish. Now that's a mix! ;)
    PKRipper702 PKRipper702 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    sirnatural sirnatural 36-40, M Dec 17, 2015

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    Well, Half Anyway....

    my mom was a full blood cherokee, my dad an average black boy from mississippi. they never talked about my mom's heritage, and for most of my life, i really thought my mom was black. i met my maternal grandfather when i was about five years old for the first time. my first...
    dyvynyty dyvynyty 31-35, F 1 Response May 23, 2010

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    So, Who Are The 'Savages' Now ?

    These are the most beautiful prayers I have ever read: And now, Grandfather, I ask you to bless the white man. He needs your wisdom, your guidance. You see, for so long he has tried to destroy my people, and only feels comfortable when given power. Bless them, show them the...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 3 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    I Am American Indian

    I am American Indian...the first in my family to break the silence and stand up and not fear to say I am Indian now.  Yes my grandmother still fears to tell of her heritage told by her mother she would be thrown in jail or worse if she acknowledged her race.  I...
    whitedovewalkingspirit whitedovewalkingspirit 51-55, F 2 Responses May 14, 2010

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    I was told I have a lot in me,

    though I'm probably the whitest native.
    AfterFall AfterFall 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2015

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    One Stone

    There was a young warrior called One Stone. He had earn the name at a buffalo hunt gone bad. He had one of his stones ripped out by a buffalo horn. He married a woman called Blue Bird, who was the sister of Yellow Bird,a very wise woman. They tried to have children, with no luck...
    1Nasty1 1Nasty1 51-55, M 5 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    The Redskins? Come On!

    The other night I watched the John Stewart show, and saw the heated debate between Washington Redskins fans and a Native American coalition. As a Mohawk I want to side with the Native Americans. Okay, I admit I'm not full-blooded, but there is enough American Indian in me to...
    BadPam BadPam 56-60, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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    Native Pride

    iam proud to be a native american..hell my ancesters killed custer! on my moms side i am rosebud-ogalala lakota sioux. on my fathers side i dont know much execpt... theirs black foot and whoever walked the trail of tears.. i think it was the cherokee or chiyanne? sorry my...
    shadowhuntersoforegon shadowhuntersoforegon 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    I'm registered as Navajo,

    although one half of my family is Navajo, while the other is Hopi. Getting out of my reservation was probably a pretty good idea for me, even if I will really miss the powwows a lot. My mother taught me a lot of our Navajo traditions, though, so I'll always keep that knowledge...
    KarmaCycle KarmaCycle 16-17, F Aug 27, 2014

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    I know both my grandmothers were American

    Indian, my father said that we belong to the Cherokee tribes
    Tess691 Tess691 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2015

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    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2014

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    emeraldtriangle420 emeraldtriangle420 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2014

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    Yes, I'm half Yurok,

    and look it. I only speak a few words of my native language however. I dearly miss the Klamath River and the ocean, as I live in Nevada. For those interested, the tribe has a Salmon Festival in mid August in the town of Klamath Calif.
    pakettle pakettle 66-70, M Jul 15, 2014

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    The Lone Ranger

    One day the Lone Ranger and his side kick Tonto had ridden into the sunset for hours. the Lone Ranger noticed alot of natives all around him, 100's of them and he could see smoke signals. He ask his faithful friend, "Tonto, what does the smoke say?" Tonto replied "Kimosabe, It...
    1Nasty1 1Nasty1 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    Chickasaw & Black Pride!

    I  have always been proud of who I am! It bothers me when people suddenly are Native American when they did not claim to be when I was in school! Let me share what I am.My great great grandfather was Irish and Ute and Chickasaw Indian. My great grandma was a proud Chickasaw...
    longtallsandy longtallsandy 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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    MOHAWK CORN SOUP This was a staple of my

    Mohawk ancestors. It's a lot of work, but the results are more than satisfying! “Corn soup” is really a misnomer, because corn is only one of many ingredients that make up this dish, which is really more of a stew than a soup. The following recipe makes a substantial amount...
    BadPam BadPam 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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    From no teeth to fixed teeth in 3 days.

    . Swiss technology requires no cut for placement of dental implants; no artifical bone grafting no sinus lifts and multiple surgeries The entire surgery for all teeth takes approximately 90 minutes under anesthesia and is pain free. This technology is possible even in...
    rohanvirani rohanvirani 31-35, M Aug 3, 2015

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    A Visit To CaughnawagaYesterday I took a

    delightful day trip with my fellow church parishioners to the towns of Auriesville and Fonda, New York, which are about forty miles west of Albany. Although the bus trip was basically religious in nature, I was fascinated by the lifestyle of my ancestors, the Mohawks, in the mid...
    BadPam BadPam 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    My mom is half Sioux Indian( my grandfather)

    and half Korean( my grandmother). As a baby she was put up for adoption so I have never met them but one day I plan to go to the Sioux Indian reservation area and hopefully connect with that side of me.
    Karate100 Karate100 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2015

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    We'll Take Manhattan!

    Americans, especially New Yorkers, are familiar with the 1626 purchase of Manhattan Island by Peter Minuit for a pathetic $24. But there is much more to that story, and we must understand what was going on socially and politically at the time.Peter Minuit was the governor of New...
    BadPam BadPam 56-60, F 6 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    I am American Indian.

    My family didn't want to share all of this with me but i finally learned and am very proud. I knew it deep down and had dreams about it since a little girl but used to get beat for talking about it so i stopped. Also saw little person when i was little. He followed me for years...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I Am A Dab Of Mohawk

    My family is very big on ancestry, and it was long known that one of my great-great-great-grandfathers married a girl from the Mohawk tribe, one of the Iroquois Six Nations. At first my family thought she may have been Oneida, but the Oneida are more to the Central New York area...
    BadPam BadPam 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    onestarrynight onestarrynight 56-60, M Oct 16, 2015

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    Chitimacha Indian.

    One quarter's worth. I would say that I'm "proud" to be an Indian, but the truth is that I don't know very much about my Indian heritage. I know the basics. I've been to the Chitimacha "museum" on the reservation and my father grew up there but I have never really gotten to...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 20 Responses May 5, 2011

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    I Love My Native Blood:

    My mother raised me to love the native within me. My great grandmother was Creek and great grandfather was Cherokee. To my mother, the blood within her father (my grandfather) was all that mattered. She would always call me her little indian girl. In first grade, I had to...
    KrazyAuntKim KrazyAuntKim 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    Im Such A Nasty Girl.

    im such a nasty girl , i think about men and there ***** and seamen alot, i mean it i am so obsessed with sucking and swolling , my hairless ***** gets so dang wet , im not kidding , ever since i was a little girl , preteen arond 9 i guess , i have had a problem with...
    kimbrellykelly kimbrellykelly 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    I’ve been lonely for

    so long, but now I need a girlfriend who is ready to love me.. : <3 
    surender007 surender007 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2014

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    I'm a quarter Creek Indian.

    My grandfather (my mom's father) was full Creek Indian and was an actor. His name is William Sampson if you've ever heard of him :)
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    My mom touts something about one of her

    grandmothers being a full blooded Creek (spelling?) Indian, but I consider myself white, obviously, from the minimal native blood.
    Godlevel Godlevel 18-21 2 Responses Dec 16, 2015

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    Give Me Hope

    Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery, teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my Sacred Space and love beyond my fear, and thus Walk in Balance with the...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2012

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    Wheres My White Indians At? You Know Who You Are Lol

    Those ppl who have indian blood and have been raised to be proud of it, but get laughed at if you go out in the real world and say your indian? How do you feel about this? it seems for instance if you had a parent or grandparent who was black, no one would deny you being black...
    hairtostay hairtostay 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 21, 2011

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    When the heart is full,

    the eyes overflow.
    surender007 surender007 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 6, 2014

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    Well...

    I know I'm a weeeee (very tiny) bit Cherokee on my mother's side... And, on my father's side, I'm also a weeee bit Commanche. According to my grandmother, Quannah Parker is one of our ancestors. I'm not exactly sure 'what' he is, as far as being a great-great-uncle/grandfather...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 3 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    Amongst other lineages,

    I have Powhatan, Cherokee, Shawnee, and Cree in my bloodlines. I am even a descendant of Chief Moytoy of Tellico. Being a type of mutt, I do not quite look the part of an Indian-descendant. It has been asked, "What makes an Indian?" Some people think that it is a certain blood...
    wohaliunega wohaliunega 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

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    I think I am 1/4 native American.

    I mean I know I have it in me, just not how much exactly.
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 8 Responses Dec 16, 2015

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