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    Hello I'm Native American,

    Mexican and very little Spanish. Discovered my Native American heritage when I was 10 yrs. old. In my English class we read a story about how some boy was learning about his Chinese heritage. After reading the story, the class went to the computer lab and we were assigned to...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 Dec 28, 2013

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    I Am About Half

    my mom was full black foot and my dad 16th black dutch so i am all mixed up but thats ok i love being a mutt and the rest is okie and i am proud of that to i have learned very little about my ancestors and maybe someday i will get more info
    PROUDGRANDMAOF6 PROUDGRANDMAOF6 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 21, 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 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 22-25, M Sep 4, 2014

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    Hi pls Visit First www.

    prakrutimassage.blogspot.com & book ur body massage therapy summer offer active T&C Aply. Neeraj 8600539675
    neeraj2 neeraj2 26-30, M Jun 28

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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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    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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    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

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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

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    GCoppola GCoppola 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2014

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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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    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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    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 13-15, F Aug 27, 2014

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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 3 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    I was told I have a lot in me,

    though I'm probably the whitest native.
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    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...
    KitsuneNinja KitsuneNinja 16-17, F 3 Responses May 26, 2013

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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, a tiny bit, according to my mother.

    Cherokee, I believe. But it's nothing that shows. The German and Irish are what show up. Reddish-blondish hair, light colored (hazel?) eyes, and fair complexion.
    chllaxdude chllaxdude 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2014

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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 4 Responses Apr 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 3 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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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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    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...
    Taumilynn Taumilynn 36-40 5 Responses Jan 24, 2014

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    Cherokee Girl

    My grandmother is a full blooded Cherokee but she was given up for adoption so she didn't really want to talk about her heritage until we got older. I was fortunate that she wanted to go to pow-wows and tribal events so I was engrossed into some of the culture taught the way of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 8, 2012

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

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    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

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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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    The Huron Christmas Carol This is a beautiful

    carol still sung today in English and French, but was written in Huron by the Jesuit missionary Jean de Brebeuf (1593-1649). He was trying to teach the Christmas Story to the Hurons of the Eastern Woodland. Father Brebeuf was very clever to use images that the Native Americans...
    BadPam BadPam 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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

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    I am an American. I'm also 7/11 Indian

    or aka tech support Indian. Doesn't that make me an American Indian.
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T 6 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    Yes I am part American Indian.

    I really enjoy learning about this culture as I find it rather interesting. I am also partly Uruguayan.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 11, 2014

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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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    I can't remember how much I am.

    I am such a mix I forget about half of it.
    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M Jan 11, 2014

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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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    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