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I Am Native American (cherokee)

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    Knowledge - I'd love to know more about my heritage. I've tried ancestry websites but they always need money and what not. Some hate because of my views, but I renounce my...
    Avendesora Avendesora 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Her Name Was Martha - Her Name Was MarthaThe beautiful lady in the red pants is my mother.She was half Cherokee, the sad part is she wasdenied her Native American heritage.My name...
    riverdove riverdove 46-50, F 8 Responses May 19, 2011

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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...
    languagelover1031 languagelover1031 18-21, F Feb 3

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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...
    NvyaYona NvyaYona 51-55 17 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    Can Some One Help Explain This Dream - I had a dream and I was in the middle of the woods with a pack of wolves in the dark. Then they came and greated me as one of their own. I...
    demonhunterwolf demonhunterwolf 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    "How Turtle's Back was Cracked" This is what the old people told me when I was a child, about the days when the people and the animals still spoke the same language. Now, in those...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    Stealing The SunLong ago, the Cherokee people lived in a dark world. They had no Sun, or Moon, or light of any kind. It was so dark that that the animals, birds, and insects kept...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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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...
    OgoNay OgoNay 41-45 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

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    Some Wise Words.. - Seven Simple Truths from the Cherokee Adapted from "The Cherokee Full Circle" by JT Garrett and Michael Tlanusta Garrett...
    Vox Vox 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    Not a huge percent but it's enough to really tell. I get confused with being Blasian all the time.
    IvyRed15 IvyRed15 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Legend Of The Cherokee Rose (Nu Na Hi Du Na Tlo Hi Lu I) -                 In the latter half of 1838, the Cherokee People who had not yet moved west were forced to...
    OgoNay OgoNay 41-45 Sep 4, 2013

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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...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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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...
    Illuminatetheworld Illuminatetheworld 41-45, M Jan 10

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    First Strawberries - A variation as told by Bonita Beautiful Meadowlark Sanders First man and First Woman had an argument. First Man said to First Woman, "Why are you so lazy...
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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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...
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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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...
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4 70+, F 20 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    Freedmen....pft. - give it up for tribal sovereignty yo! YEEEEE!! YI!! ------------------------------------------------------------------- Freedmen Descendants' Lawsuit Against...
    YoNa YoNa 22-25, M 10 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    Whoops - I've made a mistake.  1/16th does not a Cherokee make...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 17 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    Cherokee Background - My Grandpas, father was a full blooded Cherokee, who came acrosst from oklahoma. I have not asked my Grandpa too much about my Cherokee heritage, but fully...
    summ914 summ914 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2009

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    CONSTITUTION of the Cherokee Nation - 1827 -  CONSTITUTION OF THE CHEROKEE NATION, Formed by a Convention of Delegates from the several Districts, at New Echota, July 1827...
    NvyaYona NvyaYona 51-55 Oct 5, 2008

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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...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Just Because I Look Different Doesn't Mean Im Not Part Native - i am 1/8 cherokee,1/8 mohawk,1/8 seminole and 1/8 black foot and the rest black I was told because i am dark black...
    AtheistWolf AtheistWolf 16-17, M Sep 30, 2013

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    Bureaucratic Genocide - As I research my history and know more about my ancestors, the more I discover the truth about what the government did to our native tribes, and it makes me...
    tnsugarcane tnsugarcane 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2011

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    I Am 1/8 Th Cherokee - My grandfather was full blood cherokee, I wish I knew more about him.  He died when I was about 5-6.  The sad part is not many people know that...
    shadowgirl shadowgirl 26-30, F 10 Responses May 4, 2008

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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...
    mandyk5918 mandyk5918 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    Mostly Irish, But Part Cherokee - I'm an unusual person ethnically I suppose. At least around this part of Indiana. My father was Irish-American and Native American from the...
    heastonmclloyd heastonmclloyd 21-25, M 22 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    Cherokee Culture - Hello everyone, I am part Cherokee, I don't recall how much I am, however, my great grandmother was 100% Cherokee. I am currently taking a psychology...
    CherokeeJMB2 CherokeeJMB2 22-25, F Oct 7, 2013

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    I am Cherokee -  I am very into my Cherokee heritage. I know my Cherokee name (Adahiwaya) (Young Wolf) as well as several phrases in Cherokee Language.
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122 16-17, F 68 Responses Sep 27, 2007

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    Cherokee - My grandmas dad was full blooded Cherokee. My grandma had jet black beautiful hair and green eyes. Which is rare. I have almost her black hair and green eyes. Everyone...
    Candimarie91 Candimarie91 22-25, F May 31, 2013

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    Svnoi Asgitisdi The Great Spirit said, "Your Angel must rest now. His Spirit is at war for You, Agigau." "But Great Spirit," I pleaded, "He is my strength, as the pine tree...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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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...
    Sharona Sharona 41-45, F 13 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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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...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    I'm Cherokee No Matter Who's Blood I Have In My System - Hello I'm new to this form. I have cherokee on both sides of my family I am 2 parts cherokee, part Irish on my grandfather...
    BlossomingRose76 BlossomingRose76 31-35 4 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    I'm Cree! Creenadian! Woohoo!
    Outoftheashes87 Outoftheashes87 26-30, F Mar 6

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    I'm Native American from Northern Canada
    Mchard55 Mchard55 51-55, M Mar 25

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    White Crow - December 12, 2009 - Saturday  Taeo White Crow Current mood:  thankful...
    taeoeateota taeoeateota 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    I Need Help With This Topic - My family and I did the ancestry.com thing, to only find out we are Cherokee/ Irish mixture? How did this come about because I can't find my great...
    cherokeemomma cherokeemomma 26-30, F 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    Cherokee Morning Song - A we n' de Yauh ho!
    OgoNay OgoNay 41-45 Sep 21, 2013

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    Tsalagi Lore - On Mother Earth, we practice Karma whether we know we do or not. Doing good, walking our Path without Ego, seeing need and filling the void. Or, we don't. That is...
    SilentBluemoon SilentBluemoon 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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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...
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F 34 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    Cherokee Passion - I am one-eighth Cherokee, with Scottish and Irish blood, too.  Born in Virginia and raised in Ohio, I have lived all over the U.S. during my...
    silkengypsy silkengypsy 56-60 3 Responses Feb 21, 2009

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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...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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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...
    Zanato Zanato 19-21, M 6 Responses Dec 27, 2007

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    Mixed Blood - Though I have a lot of different ancestry, I am most proud of my Indian blood. Growing up I was always sad that I didn't have more of the Indian look. My oldest and...
    TalkingFawn TalkingFawn 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 10, 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...
    GreatKindOfDifferent GreatKindOfDifferent 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Dida'latli' Ti - Sgë! Nâ'gwa tsûdantâ'gï tegû'nyatawâ'ilateli'ga. Iyustï yonega tsilastû'`lï Iyu'stï kwaganah ditsadâ'ita. Tsûwatsi'la elawi'nï tsidâ'hïstani'ga. Ts...
    OgoNay OgoNay 41-45 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    My Great-Great-Great Grandmother was a full-blooded Cherokee. I know very little specific information about my ancestry but I'm thankful for my heritage because trying to find more...
    ConfusedAutumn96 ConfusedAutumn96 16-17, F Jan 4

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    I Want To Be Like You.... - I have always dreamed of going to live with the native Americans because it's more natural and I'm not the person that is into business and complicated...
    naturesbeauty naturesbeauty 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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    Tsa-La-Gi Gv-Ge-Yu-Hi Ni-hi A-ga-li-ha a-da-nv-to, U-li-he-li-s-di u-gi-tsi-s-gv. Di-tsi-ga-to-li ka-nu-yo-la-di?a I-gv-ni-si-s-gi gv-ge-yu-hi. Ni-hi Ka-no-gi-s-di a-da(nv...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    My Father Said So - I remember as a kid my father would say he was part cherokee indian and he would say look at my high cheekbones. I also have high cheekbones and grew up feeling...
    missygirly missygirly 56-60, T 8 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    Cherokee Land - MY GREAT GREAT GRANDMA MARY CLOUD 100% CHEROKEE SHE WAS PART OF THE NUNNA DAUL ISUNYI MEANING THE TRAIL WHERE WE CRIED IM VERY SADEN EVERYTIME I THINK OF THIS TIME...
    matwauhowahkah matwauhowahkah 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    I Am Native American (cherokee) Gvgeyusesdi Hasgayah galvquodi ale ageyuhi Nihi Tsigeusv hawiniyu, agiye. Nihi ayohisdi ayv adageyudi ale ulihelisdi. Adanvto danalasgisgv...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26