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I Am American Indian

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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 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 Cherokee Heritage, and i would like to learn the language....can anyone help me??
    mrsal mrsal 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2007

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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. Ukte Cin Heon etanhan waktaya un po; tipi okna itancan kin tohan kli kta slolyayapi sni, htayetu, nais...
    LakhotaHoksila LakhotaHoksila 13-15, M Sep 22, 2013

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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"... Im not sure this could help me find out my tribe is... but my Animal Spirits Are 4 wolves a lioness and i think i have a...
    Angelcats11 Angelcats11 13-15, F 2 Responses May 26, 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 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 13-15, F 5 Responses May 26, 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 6 Responses Jun 1, 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 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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    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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    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 here. It was there home. They never lost it. It was taken from them and it should say that in the history book. Thats...
    RickUSA RickUSA 51-55, M 8 Responses Jul 1, 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 and was given information to study that was mostly incorrect. So like my grandmother I told her of the books we had to study...
    firstautumnmoon firstautumnmoon 61-65 2 Responses Dec 31, 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 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 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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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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    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 intrigues and inspires me. And I want to share with people the beauty of the old way.
    TheFreestone TheFreestone 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 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. Lots of perks available, including jewelry by Navajo, Hopi and Taos Pueblo artists. Help us save our ancient societies by going to: http://goo.gl...
    NativeWords NativeWords 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 9, 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 needed to get a trim about 4 inches. They had a woman come in to give us free haircuts. She sat with me for 20...
    shikoba shikoba 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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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 feeling the " I am different" feeling I feel when I am called an "American Indian". I am...
    imlulu imlulu 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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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 1/4 Native “NDN” then you most likely have very little knowledge of the culture. There are exceptions to this, I will admit...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    4pride4 4pride4 26-30, M Jul 18, 2013

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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

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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 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'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 22 Responses May 5, 2011

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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. I want a new name.
    LakhotaHoksila LakhotaHoksila 13-15, M Aug 12, 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 learning about his Chinese heritage. After reading the story, the class went to the computer lab and we were assigned to...
    QueenofdaJungle QueenofdaJungle 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    GCoppola GCoppola 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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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 6 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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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!) siblings but it has been worth the wait. Last month, we all gathered at my brother's home in OK and celebrated our...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2008

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

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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't have darkened skin or roam around with a feather behind my ear, my claims are dismissed as a tall-tale of some sorts. It's rather irritating...
    CloudsConnected CloudsConnected 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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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 are a target, for thier pleasure of meanness, anyone who has been predjudist against understands where I am comming from, the only...
    UNDONE1 UNDONE1 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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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 Jackson Mayfield was on the run from Tennessee because he believed that he may have killed a man he shot for...
    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 14, 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 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 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 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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    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 70+ 6 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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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 10 Responses Jan 21, 2011

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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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    Me Too!

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

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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 anything because he racist. Dumb I know.Eventually one of his brothers does a lineage tree and discovers the truth. I...
    Dollbaby02 Dollbaby02 26-30 Aug 15, 2013

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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

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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 2 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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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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    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. I couldn't understand why we couldn't be honest. Why we had to deny it. I still don't understand.
    Rubenne Rubenne 51-55, F 5 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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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 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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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 tongue? I used to speak Lakota but I only remember a little of it. Very sad.
    LakhotaHoksila LakhotaHoksila 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Im almost half American indian and i can sometimes since the future since things in people and Extremily rarely dream the future. i think that's why i always loved the earth and...
    Returnoflordtyrant Returnoflordtyrant 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ​My Fellow Americans:In 2014, Native Americans Are The Forgotten And Enslaved Race Of People Confined Within The Boundaries Of Their Ancestral Land By The United States Of...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I do, I love all the instruments. I love all music, but Indian music is very interesting. I love Chori Chori Gori Se. I dance in bed, I like lay down in bed, with my laptop and my...
    Jakeuk Jakeuk 16-17, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone! I want to share my experiences and get some feed back on what you think of this. It's been almost a year since I broke up from a bad relationship (cheating). And I...
    saranichole28 saranichole28 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    We Are The 99 Percent And Our Voices Will Be Heard!!!!A monarchy is a form of government in which the office of head of state is usually held until death or abdication, is most...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Unless one is dealing with an American fusion dish (including pizza, IMO), then American food is pretty devoid of flavor. And soooo salty!
    jerseystitch jerseystitch 51-55, M Apr 10

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