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I Am American Indian

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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...
    hairtostay hairtostay 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 21, 2011

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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...
    nativegirlinamerica nativegirlinamerica 70+ 6 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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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...
    shadowhuntersoforegon shadowhuntersoforegon 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    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...
    CaitlinFaith CaitlinFaith 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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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...
    KitsuneNinja KitsuneNinja 13-15, F 5 Responses May 26, 2013

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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 16-17, M Jan 11

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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...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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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...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    Ok Here A Story : Imagine It Were To.Be True That There Really Is A Gold? Egg? Goose Layin Around!! And We All Have A Share Of It? But This Not Knowing In The End Work For...
    4pride4 4pride4 26-30, M Jul 18, 2013

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    GCoppola GCoppola 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Unknown Of My Tribe - I have a tribe that im related to, i think i might be Pure blood of my tribe or even half.. but All I know about my tribe is that it's name starts with " K...
    Angelcats11 Angelcats11 13-15, F 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Mitakuye Oyasin - Hau kola. Virgil emiciyapi. I'm an Oglala from the Lakota nation. I speak some Lakota from the Pine Ridge dialect. I was born in Pine Ridge. My name is Mahpiya Zi...
    LakhotaHoksila LakhotaHoksila 13-15, M Aug 12, 2013

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    I Am American Indian - There are more people that are American Indian than they may know. My granddaughter recently had to do a project on the life style of the American Indians...
    firstautumnmoon firstautumnmoon 61-65 2 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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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...
    Elwing Elwing 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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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...
    sckimmy sckimmy 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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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...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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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...
    QueenofdaJungle QueenofdaJungle 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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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...
    1Nasty1 1Nasty1 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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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...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 6 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    Part Seminole, Part Irish.. I'm A Mutt. - Almost anyone that somehow becomes aware that I have Native American ancestry in my roots immediately calls me a liar. Just because I don...
    CloudsConnected CloudsConnected 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    Choctaw - I have always has an issue with needing to have long hair. I seem to meditate by braiding it. A couple of years ago I left an abusive relationship, went to a shelter. I...
    shikoba shikoba 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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    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...
    UNDONE1 UNDONE1 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    Hau - Anpetu Otoiyohi Hinhanna Cekiyapi Woecon Kin: Rite One Wicasa Wan kin Hinhanna Cekiyapi ca Wowapi Wakan Oekle kin lena etanhan, wanji nais tona cin kin, tokaheya wawa kta...
    LakhotaHoksila LakhotaHoksila 13-15, M Sep 22, 2013

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    Cherokee - I think "I am an American Indian" stretches it just a bit. I am the great granddaughter of a full blood Cherokee indian maiden. My great grandfather Andrew...
    yobananaboy yobananaboy 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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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...
    dyvynyty dyvynyty 31-35, F 1 Response May 23, 2010

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    Life > Koyaanisqatsi I am part Sioux and this word is Hopi but it has come to mean so much to me. I do not live in such a way that I might live a Koyaanisqatsi life. The old way...
    TheFreestone TheFreestone 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 8, 2012

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    Surprise. - I am close to 1/16th Indian. I did not know this for a long time, apparently my mom's Dad's grandma (or maybe great-grandma) was Cherokee. My Grandpa never said...
    Dollbaby02 Dollbaby02 26-30 Aug 15, 2013

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    Lakhota - Any Lakota here? I'm tired of being the only lakota here
    LakhotaHoksila LakhotaHoksila 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    Me Too! - Mississippi Choctaw and Creek.
    PowerFromThought PowerFromThought 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2013

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    Noshame - When I was little, my parents told us about our ancestors, oit heritage. Then they pass around those questionnaires at school, and my parents always made me put Caucasian...
    Rubenne Rubenne 51-55, F 5 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    Lakhotiya Woglaka Po! - Hau-hello Taku eniciyape hwo/he?- what is your name? Robert emaciyape lo. My name is Robert. Don't u think all Indian children should speak their native...
    LakhotaHoksila LakhotaHoksila 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    Homecoming At Last! -   I was adopted at age 2 and never got to know my biological family until my early twenties. It has taken all this time to get to know all 7 (yes..SEVEN...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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    It Was Never Lost - It just kills me when people talk about who discoverd america. Was it spain , the viking. Well let me set the record stright it WAS NEVER LOST. The indian were...
    RickUSA RickUSA 51-55, M 8 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    Native American Language & Culture Benefit - Hello All- I'm involved in the NatAmGoGo campaign at Indiegogo which benefits a Native American language and culture foundation...
    NativeWords NativeWords 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2013

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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...
    1Nasty1 1Nasty1 51-55, M 5 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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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...
    chllaxdude chllaxdude 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    It Doesn't Work Like That - Having a great grandparent, or even a grandparent who was Native does NOT make you Native “NDN”. It makes you 1/8 or 1/4 NDN. If you are less than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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

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    Proud to Be.... - I am proud to be an American Indian. I like that name better than "Native American". I feel anybody born in America is "Native". I like...
    imlulu imlulu 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    ? - My great-grandfather was full-blooded Cherokee Indian...He lived on a reservation most of his life,but i guess he used to get beaten so he ran away...I am VERY proud of my...
    mrsal mrsal 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2007

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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...
    longtallsandy longtallsandy 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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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...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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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...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 22 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...
    KrazyAuntKim KrazyAuntKim 46-50, F 2 Responses 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...
    kimbrellykelly kimbrellykelly 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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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...
    whitedovewalkingspirit whitedovewalkingspirit 51-55, F 2 Responses May 14, 2010

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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...
    PROUDGRANDMAOF6 PROUDGRANDMAOF6 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2012

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

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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 4 Responses Mar 5

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