I Am American Indian

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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

    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
    Jul 5, 2015

    Why Were There Indians at The First

    Thanksgiving?Every American schoolkid knows the story of Thanksgiving, and in their classroom pageants they always have two types of people: Pilgrims and Native Americans, wearing either cardboard hats with buckles on them, or construction-paper feathers attached to headbands...
    BadPam BadPam
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Nov 22, 2014

    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

    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

    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...
    3 Responses Jun 1, 2013

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Aug 27, 2014

    ladyhawk,I am American Indian

    I am 3/4 oneida and 1/4 ojibwe, am very proud of that fact,growing  up though was tough,  if you are a bit different from others, you are a target, for thier pleasure of meanness, anyone who has been predjudist against understands where I am comming from, the only...
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Apr 17, 2010

    American Indian Philosophy Has Much To Teach Us

    Some time ago, I bought this beautiful book - "Touch the Earth" - by M. C. McLuhan, you can find in on Amazon.com for a few pennies. It's words have touched my soul, and wish to share this with all of you. This is the feedback: Native American philosophy has much to teach us...
    3 Responses Jun 1, 2013

    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

    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
    sirnatural sirnatural
    41-45, M
    Dec 17, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    My Tribe

    I am related to the Sioux tribe. From what I know (haven't really looked into it much) they live(d) in a cold area. My nan tells me that her grandma was married to the chief. She said that I could count as a Native American princess in a sense from this. I asked her because I had...
    MidnightMeraki MidnightMeraki
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 26, 2013

    To All My American Indian Friends .

    ..NAMASTE !! I hope you are all doing good :)
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    1 Response Apr 13, 2016

    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
    5 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    70+, M
    Jul 15, 2014

    I am whole body massage expert,

    well decent knowledgeable i do offer complete massage. I do offer complete massage only for women & girls at ur place home service Hotel and guest house. There is complete massage I am fit handsome well knowledgeable good looking.. am sure my massage ll give you 100% fully...
    surender007 surender007
    26-30, M
    Sep 4, 2014

    Having Nice Cheek Bones

    I'm a senior in high school in a small town, population of 2,000 and everyday I get asked why I look different. People are constantly poking my cheekbones and asking why they're so smooth. Or I'm getting asked why I have such dark eyes, hair, and skin color. It gets really...
    CaitlinFaith CaitlinFaith
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 23, 2013

    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
    6 Responses Apr 15, 2009

    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
    7 Responses Jun 2, 2012

    When the heart is full,

    the eyes overflow.
    surender007 surender007
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 6, 2014

    I'm mixed w Shawnee n Tsalagi (Cherokee) w no

    shame! I'm not 100% Native American but I guess I got a good combination since I've nvr been told I'm ugly lol. I do get annoyed when white guys think I want to get w them just bc they've been watching too much t.v. There's 2 many movies and romance novels featuring natives...
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    5 Responses Jan 24, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    I think I am 1/4 native American.

    I mean I know I have it in me, just not how much exactly.
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    9 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    I’ve been lonely for

    so long, but now I need a girlfriend who is ready to love me.. : <3 
    surender007 surender007
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 7, 2014

    Hey. I am 50% Choctaw native.

    And the other half is Irish. Now that's a mix! ;)
    PKRipper702 PKRipper702
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2014

    I am not now, nor will ever be Justin Beiber.

    I have dark skin, a big jaw, and a hooked nose. I am not enrolled as indigenous, I have no papers so I am no Indian. I still enjoy the same derision. I am an Athabaskan half (actually 1/4) breed. Everyone here in the Yukon can see it. Its not easy to be stuck between. Its like...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2016

    The Chief Who Had Sore Feet--A Mohawk

    Legend This story could be attributed to any number of tribes, but I learned it as a Mohawk tale. In the early days there lived a Mohawk chief who was bothered by sore feet. You see, in those times Native Americans ran barefoot, so the rough woodland terrain could ravage anyone...
    BadPam BadPam
    56-60, F
    Nov 14, 2014

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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Sep 1, 2011

    Yes I am part American Indian.

    I really enjoy learning about this culture as I find it rather interesting. I am also partly Uruguayan.
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    Aug 11, 2014

    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
    emeraldtriangle420 emeraldtriangle420
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    Jan 20, 2016

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    neeraj2 neeraj2
    31-35, M
    Jun 28, 2015


    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
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2008

    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
    3 Responses Sep 22, 2014
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