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I Am Native American (cherokee)

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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 Jul 17, 2014

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    Cherokee

    hi shrona I am part cherokee  and my great grand daughters name is cherokee. Glad to be your friend too. thanks  I found this and want to add it to my comments.          Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youths rite...
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4 66-70, F 21 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    peppit peppit 36-40, M Nov 28, 2015

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    I am half Cherokee from my mothers side.

    My father is Irish. But I look more like my mother. I know some of the history of the people, but I would really like to get to know more, visit the places my ancestors lived and learn more about how they lived.
    MuseGrl4 MuseGrl4 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    KalonaAyeliski KalonaAyeliski 36-40, F Jun 20, 2014

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    ARE You a Undocumented, Disenfranchised Cherokee?

     It has long be prophesied by our ancestors ("The Return of the Buffalo"), see the Woodland Buffalo that were present when the first white men arrived in the new world, that the new century would bring forth many people of Cherokee blood that want to rejoin the...
    NvyaYona NvyaYona 51-55 28 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    A Pale Native American ^w^

    You can tell by almost everything I do, that I am a Native American, except I am paler than snow. O.o I have an inner love for drum sounds, and nature. I love my background and ancestors. <3
    GreatKindOfDifferent GreatKindOfDifferent 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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    This is a cherokee story My ancestors were

    Indians and was in the Cherokee tribe Some of their story involves wolves Read the picture to see the story
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I am not of Native American origin

    but I have developed a great love of the Cherokee people and their wisdom. I feel a great tragedy was bestowed upon the Cherokee people inflicted by my ancestors. Although it was not done by my hand, I still feel guilt for the sins of my fathers and their fathers. Had they...
    Illuminatetheworld Illuminatetheworld 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 10, 2014

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    Vdadolisdodi, Unetlanvhi She is His only

    adageyudi, The only one You have ever allowed Him to Really care about, to ever really love. You've given Him completely selfless love; If anyone foolishly thought otherwise, They just need to take one look at Him anigiliyogv, danalihv, naquu. And yet she does ganelv in...
    KalonaAyeliski KalonaAyeliski 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 23, 2014

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    From a young age, I had always loved native

    american culture, so when I did more studies into our family's geneaology and discovered that we are in fact mostly native american it was like all the pieces connected!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7, 2014

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    My grandfather was half Cherokee

    and I guess he passed those traits on to me.
    Funkystronglover Funkystronglover 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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    The Bringer Legends

    I remember the stories agidoda would tell, the Bringer stories. I don’t know if someone else knows these as well? If you do, I would like to discuss them with you. He would tell me their tales often and ask me what I thought. I was young then and not interested in the world as...
    OgoNay OgoNay 46-50 Sep 20, 2013

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    My great grandmother was Native American,

    and she blessed my father and I with these slightly slit eyes. A lot of times people will ask me if I'm chinese or Japanese or something. I wonder if they ever saw a Chinese, or Japanese person before since I look nothing like, but oh well. -shrug-
    Lechette Lechette 18-21, F Dec 1, 2014

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    The Oklahoma Cherokee Is Attempting To Expel Slave Descendants From Tribe

    You know i thought i new all things Indian but of all places to learn something new my dad prints out the latest breaking news from Yahoo (reuters).  The title reads Second Largest U.S. Indian tribe expels Slave Descendants.   A little background for all of those that didn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 24, 2011

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    Recently I found out

    that I'm 1/4 Cherokee! Which isn't surprising except for the height part (I'm 6" tall) but by the high cheekbones. almond eyes, thick dark hair, and the color of my skin in the summer after spending 2 days on the beach. I guess I can get college payed for now, and, when I have...
    pgtg13 pgtg13 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 3, 2015

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    adageyudi gesv gvnidiyu ale udatiyu adageyudi

    gesv vtla yigvyugo’i adageyudi gesv vtla yagegwago’i atla utli yudegwvhisdo’i adageyudi gesv alidvdisgi nigesvna
    PaleFox PaleFox 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2014

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    By Blood

    By blood I am Native American. My grandmother was half Cherokee, but I have no physical features that would lead one to believe that I am anything but a white man from Europe. However, I have always had an affinity for nature - an appreciation for it, and a sense of wonder at how...
    Zanato Zanato 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 27, 2007

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    My great-great-great grandma was full.

    Therefore, my great-great grandma was half, my great grandma was one-fourth, my grandpa is one-eighth, my dad's one-sixteenth, and I'm one-thirty secondth. Math rules.
    MrsCarlileAtYourService MrsCarlileAtYourService 18-21, F Jun 8, 2014

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    Ayv asvnasdi nasgi, nihi adanedi,

    Igvnisisgi nihi alisgolvdodiviTla tsa gwan ta gado usdi etikaiele didanediTsalisgolvdodivi udanelv itsula ayv.Tsagohusdi anadadvni ale ayv hinegi, "Wado."Nihi gesvgi udvnvisdi udanelv tsvsaTaline Ayeli ayvAyv ugatidvgi ganvhida udohiyu!Wado, gvlvquodi gohusdi anadadvni.Wado...
    KalonaAyeliski KalonaAyeliski 36-40, F Jun 14, 2014

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    We are half Cherokee

    but you wouldn't be able to notice if you looked at me because I'm so pale. My mother, brother, and sister are more dark complected than me. I've learned a lot of the Cherokee tribe, it's amazing and a lot of history.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    tammic tammic 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

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    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Jul 30, 2014

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    My grandpa is full blooded Native American

    Cherokee and my grandma is Irish and Scottish they are both from NC. But my other grandma is polish and English and my other grandpa is Hungarian they are both from Ohio. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    Oh my god, no you're not.

    99% of the people that are part of this thread are just random Americans (who descended straight up from white pilgrims or other settlers) who are claiming that they're 1/4 this and 1/16 that to feel special.
    brandonflowers brandonflowers 16-17 11 Responses Jul 10, 2015

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    My actual name is Awentis.

    But I prefer to be called Raven. I find my culture to be proud. I grew up on a reservation with both of my parents. Life on the reservation is a little boring at times but it nice and safe so I shouldn't worry. My family and I often have argument about the world outside the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    yes I like to sit on the edge of rolling hills

    talkin to the sky like a schizophrenic native. I like to sing pow wow and dance like a retard. I also enjoy smoking crack out of the piece pipes with the chiefs. Oka.
    CaliforniaGirrll CaliforniaGirrll 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 5, 2015

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    GVGEYUSESDIHasgayah galvquodi ale ageyuhiGvgeyu

    hawiniyu, agiye.Nihi ayohisdi ayv adageyudi ale ulihelisdi.Ayv udelida adanvto danalasgisgv.Gvdodi nihi nunelisv.Nihi udatlvtasdi ayv kawoladesgv aleAgisdi uquedali ale gigvNidvlenvda ayelv.Ayv atalesdi nihi gvdodi atsvsdv;Nihi atalesdi ayv gvdodi ulasigv.Tali. Asquadonvhi...
    KalonaAyeliski KalonaAyeliski 36-40, F 7 Responses May 7, 2014

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    babyboy2887 babyboy2887 26-30, M Nov 28, 2015

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    reader2003123 reader2003123 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 9, 2015

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    My great great grandmother was Chorokee Indian.

    She would have trouble living because I guess people didn't like Indians marrying white people so it was hard keeping a rental home when people found out she was Indian. I don't think we know what her Indian name was because she didn't want people to know she was an Indian, but...
    BushyxTail BushyxTail 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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    How Terrapin Beat Rabbit

    As recorded in the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology 1897-98, Part I. The Rabbit was a great runner, and everybody knew it. No one thought the Terrapin anything but a slow traveler, but he was a great warrior and very boastful, and the two were always...
    PaleFox PaleFox 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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    I Am a Proud Cherokee Woman

    Welcome all who enter into my realm...   I am a Cherokee  Indian...   A Proud Cherokee Woman...   Being Indian comes from the very depths of ones heart and soul, made up of the very fiber of our being.  I am a very strong Cherokee Woman, for the...
    Sharona Sharona 41-45, F 13 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    I wish knew more about my heritage.

    I'm Black but my family is kinda mixed up feature wise and by heritage. I know I have a lot of Native American blood such as Cherokee and Choctaw. Even if I never know how much I still and proud or wherever it is my family comes from.
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M Jan 13, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 18, 2014

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    My Granny And Me

    My granny was full blooded Cherokee Indian. She had salt and pepper hair that went all the way to her feet. Every night before she went to bed she would brush it with an old silver brush and braid it all the way down. It was a ritual almost. She wore floral polyester dresses that...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    Tsalagi Anigeyv Ale Agigau (Cherokee Women And

    The Greatly Beloved Woman)Tsalagi society is made up of seven clans: the Anisahoni, or Blue Clan, also known as the Panther or Wild Cat Clan; so named from the blue medicine that was made to keep children well; the Anigilohi, or Long Hair Clan, also known as the Twister, Hair...
    KalonaAyeliski KalonaAyeliski 36-40, F Mar 26, 2014

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    I am part Native American.

    Mankiller is part of my bloodline.
    Cooltaz Cooltaz 46-50, M Nov 29, 2015

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    Not Cherokee but I am Afro-American/

    Seminole/Shawnee Indian and French. Blessed with High cheekbones and long brown hair and slit eyes
    FindingKiaraJ FindingKiaraJ 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2015

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    On my mothers side I am Native American

    but I wish I could know more about my Cherokee heritage, and if there was a way to learn the language. If anyone has any recommendations, or resources I could use, that would be great.
    languagelover1031 languagelover1031 18-21, F Feb 3, 2014

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    His wisdom is just one tiny attribute of Why He

    deserves all of the love in my heart. He has never been able to feel love before. How could such a precious person Not be able to feel love until now? He, above all others, understands love. He has been so misunderstood, so wronged; He is not a monster, you ignorant people! He...
    KalonaAyeliski KalonaAyeliski 36-40, F Jun 18, 2014

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    Dark Skin, Dark Hair, and Light Eyes! Curse?

         Sometimes when I go places I get stared at and I feel uncomfortable.  I just feel like I don't belong in this body of mine, like I am waiting for the better place.  I don't socialize too much.  I do my business and go home. ...
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F 34 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    I hear all the time how blacks were slaves.

    That's sad but our ancestors were systemically killed I'm pretty sure that's worse.
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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