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I Am Native American (blackfoot)

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    Hi!

    I honestly don't really know anything about the Blackfoot people but I'm related to them from my fathers side. I'm not sure how exactly though. I really wish I knew more. I feel like I don't really belong where I am now and it seems that a change is in order. Does anyone know...
    GryffindorGirl896 GryffindorGirl896 13-15, F Oct 16, 2009

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    I don't know too much about Blackfoot, but I do know that my Grandfather's Grandmother was full blooded. We have a very old picture of her. She was so beautiful!
    lovekiersten lovekiersten 18-21, F May 20, 2010

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    Native American

    My grandfather on my mother's side was a blackfeet indian. I never met my grandfather but wish I had. My mother told me in those days when she went to school the children were cruel as they would tell her that her father was a black man and not an indian. I don't know if my...
    angelsrluvd angelsrluvd 51-55, F 5 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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    I Am a Dreamweaver

    I am a Native American Blackfoot and am proud of it.  My great grandmother was 100% blackfoot.  I never got the chance to meet her and I have only recently discovered family that knows of her resting place.  I will soon visit her burial site.  My entire life...
    LightOfTheMoon LightOfTheMoon 16-17, F 14 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    Sheriff Surname

    I am trying to find out if the Sheriff surname is among those listed with the Blackfoot?
    bobbyjo465 bobbyjo465 41-45, F Jan 17, 2010

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    I Am Part Blackfoot

    My Grandfather was 50% Blackfoot and 50% Cherokee, I have found this out just recently, after a sister did research and contacted Aunts and sisters. My Mother was born to a Cherokee mother part of  the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. I am proud of this heritage and I will be...
    lingerieme lingerieme 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2011

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    cupcake365 cupcake365 16-17, F Nov 29, 2013

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    Mixed~

    I have been told that I decend from a Native American Blackfoot Grandmother. This fact has been debated in my family for years. I hope this is true, I adore the nature religions and have a deep respect and awe for all aspects of nature. My once coal black hair is now silver, but...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F Aug 17, 2012

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    Her Name Was Alice

    Well Roarke...we have more in common... lol  I am also part Blackfoot... and believe it is the best of me... Like many others, my  Grandmother, fathers side was Blackfoot and married into a German family... everyone always said I was more like her than anyone in the...
    bomboolay bomboolay 61-65, F Nov 7, 2009

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    I Wish To Know

    I am not sure just how much of my lineage is Blackfoot or Sioux for my family never have given me a straight answer. I have been searching for answers since my elementary school days when my birth father told me that his late father was pure blooded Native American and was born...
    Jdlb1kikki Jdlb1kikki 22-25 1 Response Jul 29, 2011

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    Genocide, Hate, Native Americans, White People, All Races... Please Lend A Ear

    I just read a post that has really made me sick to my stomach... As someone who had a great grandmother whom was full blooded native american and a german mother I see from both sides of the fence.... Why is there still hate for one another? Don't we all want a normal earth for...
    ravenaura77 ravenaura77 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    Roots...

    In this fast paced world we sometimes forget our roots. I would love to visit a reservation with my sons. I have roots to the Blackfoot Indians. It would be a soul awakening experience...
    belle1977 belle1977 31-35, F Sep 28, 2009

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    Maybe My Pinky?

    My great, great, great grandfather ran away with the daughter of the chief.  or so the family legend goes.  there is a record of thier marriage.  they had children and lived a long life together.  so i am what 1/45 black foot?  lol.  but im still...
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    A Child of the Stars

    My grandmother was 1oo% Blackfoot.I never had the honor of meeting her.She passed away on the reservation when my mama was just A child.Being  raised in my home was an honor in its own right.Always being taught to love honor and respect mother nature and all her wonderful...
    weepingwolf weepingwolf 26-30, F Aug 29, 2009

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    Blackfoot Or Blackfeet

    Just so you all know... there are two different Native American tribes Blackfoot or Blackfeet.  In these posts I've seen a few people mention Montana and Blackfoot... or Blackfoot and Blackfeet together. Just tring to let you know there is a difference so you don't get...
    TheOtherMe TheOtherMe 26-30, F 11 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    MY Great Grandmother

    Hello,        My name is Cassandra Doran.I am a 14 year old Female. My great-grandmother Selena Lacounte was half Blackfoot and half French. My grandfather Melvin Doran Sr. was a quarter native. My dad told me about the tribe maybe three years...
    EverAnAngel93 EverAnAngel93 16-17 Mar 22, 2008

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    My Grandmother

    I was told by my cousin that my Grandmother was a Blackfoot Native American, he said this in a low whisper, as if it was a big secret. My grandmother had long silver hair and high cheekbones, she was squat and sturdy, she was kind and good. When I asked my father he was not happy...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 6 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    The Long Walk 2

    Greetings. Anyone who wants to read or post stories that are not on mainstream media is welcome to do so on the EP group... "I dig The Underground News". Here is todays news. www.earthcycles.net/ peaceout
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F Feb 17, 2008

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    Cherokee-blackfoot Stories

    Cherokee-Blackfoot stories Back in 1991 i moved to Chattanooga from Minneapolis. Two years later i was invited to join in the founding and development of the Chattanooga InterTribal Association (CITA). Recently (ca.1997) an education graduate student at the local university told...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 13, 2012

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    I'm so happy I found this!

    ! My great grandmother has told me that we were Native American and ever since then I've been researching as much as I could and found out we were from the Blackfoot Tribe. ! I've been trying to trace back t ancestry or just learn more about it in general but a lot of places...
    ProbllyNot ProbllyNot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2014

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    Im 25 Percent of Blackfoot.. Want to Know More About Family

    HI  Im 25 % of BlackFoot Family.. My grandma live in North Dakota (Fargo).. My Mom born there also.. They moved in california when my mom was 5 or 6 years old.. I would like to know who is relative is my grandparent Mildred Larson and Bill Larson, My mom is Diane...
    Kalena7 Kalena7 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2008

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    Cooking!!

      Is the Pemmican still a dish very much present in the Blackfoot culture today?   In Canada the Blackfoot traditionally use Saskatoon berries to make the pemmican. Is this still very much used today? And if not for what reason?   If anybody can answer this...
    blackfootcooking blackfootcooking 18-21 Apr 1, 2009

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    my grandmother was a blackfoot.

    she married and white man and was removed form the tribe.( as far as we know) .. but the court house burnt down in the town 2 or 3 times through the years and all the records were either messed up or not remembered.. so i cant get it all straightened out.. and they have her name...
    ruforme ruforme 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2013

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    I Am Proud Of My...

    Native American heratige. I was lucky enough to know my great-grandfather, who taught me a little of what he knew. I would love to find out if there are any full-bloods left in my family. :-)
    amberreflections amberreflections 41-45, F Feb 10, 2012

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    My father was full blooded Native American.

    He was a mix of Cherokee and Blackfoot.... Love my heritage.
    SilveradoTexas SilveradoTexas 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 17, 2014

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    I Want To Know More

    When I found out that I am a great percentage Blackfoot I was so excited. I know my history as an African American. I know my lineage and where I come from. As a Blackfoot I don't know as much. I crave to know more. To someday meet others who know. 
    LostInTime20 LostInTime20 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2011

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    Hello!

    By blood I am blackfoot. My grandpa always told my mother when she was young that our family used to live in Montana but somehow the government split their reservation ground up and moved it into Cananda. My grandpa joined a Navajo tribe when I was very young and married a...
    songno1sings songno1sings 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 28, 2008

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    Blackfoot

    my grandmother told my that i am a princess becuz her grand father was a medicine man is that true
    metalchick metalchick 31-35, F Jul 23, 2008

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    I am one big mixture of things .

    I was told by my Aunt who keeps up with our Family Tree, I am European, Mediterranean & Native American . Specifically, Blackfoot & Raritan Bay (Can't spell that) . Lol & On my Fathers side I am again European & Native American, I can't remember what two tribes I was told off...
    Kayleney Kayleney 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    I have always been mesmerized by Native Americans.. Their culture, their wisdon, everything!! haha I always kinda figured I'd end up marrying a native american girl :)
    Tripp93 Tripp93 18-21, M 5 Responses May 8

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    I feel judged when I say I am Native American because people don't believe me cause i'm so fair skinned i'm also an Alaska native but I mean look at my picture I look like a white...
    MarleyShitkaDavis MarleyShitkaDavis 13-15, F 3 Responses May 1

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    hello im Native American from the Navajo tribe.
    KValentine17 KValentine17 22-25, M Apr 22

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    I am native american-Canadian.(Cree, Saulteaux and sioux.). My Spirit animal is a bear. I was given it at 12. Strong history in my background.
    AmbitionWithaClearVision AmbitionWithaClearVision 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Hello everyone. I am a proud Native American girl from the Haliwa Saponi Nation.  I posted this because it is often assumed that I am of different race, which is fine as long...
    NativeBoxerGirl NativeBoxerGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses May 4

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    I've recently gotten into reading / studying about Native American arts and culture and have fallen in love with their traditional music. Listening to it eases me in a spiritual...
    SummerSolace SummerSolace 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    How would I find out about this? My dad told me that he is half Cherokee and half white and that my grandpa is 100% cherokee and I have to say my grandpa looks native to me as we...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M Apr 28

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    I believe this could be true
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M Apr 22

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    American accents are so lame, I wish we all talks like British people, they have cool accents
    abercrombie99 abercrombie99 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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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...
    wohaliunega wohaliunega 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 23

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    A letter to American people, From an Iraqi born. I would like to show gratitude for America and the American people for being a great nation and helping me have a life when taking...
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    I don't understand why people get so offended when certain black Americans like myself don't want to be addressed as African. African people actually from Africa don't consider us...
    ReneeTay ReneeTay 18-21, F 15 Responses Apr 27

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    I am a proud American. Born and raised in the USA. My nationality is 75% American Indian. It's the Stars and Stripes. The red, white and blue. Blood sweat and tears. American...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I live in Cyprus what American Politic did along with British Politic in 1974 with Turkish when Cyprus was suppose to go back to Greece. During Geneva talks there 2nd attack with...
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    I am American I'm also black ... So that makes me a black~American and that's something totally different ... And that's cool too
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