I Am Native American (cherokee)

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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!
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    Aug 7, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    68 Responses Sep 27, 2007

    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

    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
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    I love being Cherokee we out lived the Sioux

    tribes. our Cherokee bloodline goes a long way. plus I have four more tribes of native
    jojom543 jojom543
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2014
    reader2003123 reader2003123
    13-15, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    Jun 18, 2014

    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

    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 and my hair isn't straight then i cant be native that is not at all true my mom is 60% native and she is light brown and bright on her legs my dad is like 20% native...
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    1 Response Sep 30, 2013

    KalonaAyeliski KalonaAyeliski
    41-45, F
    Jun 20, 2014
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    1 Response Oct 18, 2014

    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 empathy for all native peoples and the terrible things that happened to them and how unfairly they were treated. my...
    missygirly missygirly
    56-60, T
    8 Responses Jul 7, 2011

    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
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Nov 27, 2015
    tammic tammic
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    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

    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
    41-45, F
    7 Responses May 7, 2014

    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.  WE THE REPRESENTATIVES of the people of the CHEROKEE NATION in Convention assembled, in order to establish justice, ensure tranquility...
    NvyaYona NvyaYona
    1 Response Oct 5, 2008

    I am part Cherokee, I have some on

    both my mom's and dad's side. I know more about my Cherokee roots on my mom's side (my mom's bio dad was raised on a reservation, but I am not sure which). I only know what everyone called my great grandmother , once she married my great grandfather (Lulu). I wish I knew more...
    Breluen14 Breluen14
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    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

    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
    11 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2014

    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
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    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

    I'm a Cherokee Indian :) There are lots of folk

    tales they have and have passed down
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2014

    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...
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    1 Response Aug 24, 2011

    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
    41-45, F
    Mar 26, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2014

    My grandfather was half Cherokee

    and I guess he passed those traits on to me.
    Funkystronglover Funkystronglover
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    Jan 13, 2015

    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 much about him.  It seems like so much history is lost.  I like to do family history and things like that.. but not...
    shadowgirl shadowgirl
    26-30, F
    15 Responses May 4, 2008


    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
    70+, F
    21 Responses Jul 17, 2008

    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

    I am part Native American.

    Mankiller is part of my bloodline.
    Cooltaz Cooltaz
    51-55, M
    Nov 29, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2014

    Cherokee Land

    matwauhowahkah matwauhowahkah
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 11, 2011

    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
    27 Responses Oct 5, 2008

    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
    Sep 20, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    33 Responses Aug 27, 2009
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    1 Response Aug 23, 2014
    kamachulu kamachulu
    26-30, M
    Jul 30, 2014

    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. :)
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    1 Response Dec 11, 2013

    I am cherokee on my father's side through his

    mom. My Grandmother was never on the Dawes Roll and neither was her mother. They lived on the reservation until my Great Grandmother married and they moved to Texas. So we have no proof besides well my Grandma who is still alive walking around and breathing. I do not understand...
    Pebbles1971 Pebbles1971
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2015

    I may be white, but I have Cherokee from

    both sides of my family in me. I am proud of my heritage, as it is thought to be a descendant of the Tribe of Gad from Biblical times.
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    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    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
    Mar 28, 2012
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    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    I am native American,

    all of my ancestors were Native American, my grandparents, my great grandparents, my parents, and my cousins, aunts, nieces, Nephews and siblings. People call me red but In still proud of being a Native.
    Memphis1599 Memphis1599
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2016

    I'm watching a little Downey Woodpecker

    searching for food amongst our trees, so cute, beautiful really! , but his actions are so quick, methodical, precise, his flight magical, like a butterfly, his skill, persistence and dedication ... like that an extreme couponer at the local grocery store... LOL!!. .. : ) He...
    Likewise2 Likewise2
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Mar 1, 2016
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