I Am Native American (choctaw)

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 638 People

    Quest For Fulfillment and Knowingness

    Up until approx. 9 months ago I had hoped my whole life I was native american.  I found my birth mother last year and indeed did find out I am Choctaw and Cherokee.  What a delight!  I am so happy, but confused as to why it takes so long to get a cdib card. ...
    meeza meeza
    1 Response Sep 29, 2008

    Not Sure of %

    my mothers family is from mississippi,i have always been told that my great great great grandfather was a choctaw medicine man,thats is all i know,i was an army brat and dont know much family history
    dogsoldier13 dogsoldier13
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Jan 4, 2009

    I Need Help... Please

    i am really into my heritage lately and i know that i am Choctaw but my grandfather past away and him and a very old family friend who is in her late nineties were the last to know about our history. i am blonde with blue eyes but everywhere i go i am always asked where I'm from...
    Hanta Hanta
    1 Response Sep 21, 2008

    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 girl from Starbuck's that just ordered a pumpkin spice latte. sighs*
    MarleyShitkaDavis MarleyShitkaDavis
    16-17, F
    3 Responses May 1, 2015

    Black Elk - Oglala Sioux

    Tjhough not a choctaw, Black Elk spoke about the spirit. 'You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles and everything tries to be round. The sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round...
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    Jan 8, 2012

    Proud To Be First Nation

    I recently returned to school after many years of addictions. I have been in recovery for 6 months now and one of the classes i am taking is exploring aboriginal communities. In this class we are required to make a srapbook of our families personal histories. All I really know...
    curtismctavish67 curtismctavish67
    1 Response Feb 3, 2011

    My Family

    My mother's family are from the south.  My grandfather is Creole from Mississippi and my grandmother is Choctaw and black from texas Her father was Choctaw. Now they live in Fresno CA. My grandmother told me some stories about when her brothers and sisters...
    ErickX ErickX
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    Happy Thanksgiving

    My father was half Choctaw, but he never talked about it.  I am sure that he experienced a lot of racism but he never talked about it.  He was born in 1918 in Indian Territory, Boggy Depot, Oklahoma.  A very handsome reddish brown skinned man with thick jet black...
    SSCheerMO SSCheerMO
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Oct 7, 2007

    Fire Water Good

      My great grandfather was an Irish immagrent who was crossing the Oaklahoma territory when his brother bushwacked him took their money and left him for dead.  Some Chawktaw indians found him took him back to thier village and took care of him.  He stayed for...
    allofus allofus
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 19, 2009


    I have found it all but impossible to get my healthcare benefits because I live outside the tribal service area. Can anyone help with ideas? I am dealing with some health issues have found the local health department here to be of no assistance, even with my tribal card.
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    13 Responses Nov 6, 2008

    How I Came To Be Anoli Hiloha

    Love. Love is the greatest so I greet you with Love. My name is Anoli Hiloha which is a Choctaw or Chahta original name. Chahta is derived from Washitaw as was told to me by the Grandmother. I am what we now call African American. I consider myself half Americano and half...
    Anoli7hiloha Anoli7hiloha
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2010

    I Only Know What I Was Told

    I was told by my other family that my grandmother was 100% Choctaw indian.I have no proof she was dead before I was born I never  knew anything other than what they said about her.
    powerranger powerranger
    13-15, M
    1 Response Aug 14, 2009

    I Didn't Know

    A couple of years ago my grandfather got very sick. He thought he was going to die. One day during this time, he called me into his room. He told me that I was 1/4 choctaw. I asked why no one had told me this before. He would not tell me. He also told me not to let anyone in the...
    SD2090 SD2090
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2012

    My Indian Heritage

    I know I have choctaw blood in me i believe it was my mothers grand father that was full blooded. I have some names and dates of ancestors, but so far no one has been able to help me track down my Indian heritage, Hoping to find someone to help me. Thanks, Lisa
    LisaNelson LisaNelson
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2010

    My Indian Heritage

    I know I have choctaw blood in me i believe it was my mothers grand father that was full blooded. I have some names and dates of ancestors, but so far no one has been able to help me track down my Indian heritage, Hoping to find someone to help me. Thanks, Lisa
    LisaNelson LisaNelson
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2010

    "Please Some Body Help Me Find Real Choctaw In Me"

    My faether is half choctaw and afircan american my mother is white Altho I have strong features of being afircan american i do have the native hair and skin ton. I always wanted to find out about this side of me Its hard growing up not nowoing what race to choose I except my self...
    wanda27 wanda27
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2008

    In Search Of Those Who Remember "the Old Ways And Tales" ...

     My name's "Doc" im 49 years old live in east texas and after so many years have found myself full circle again in search of possible answers or should i say direction... The questons I need to ask or get feedback on are uhm....well..not usually the kind that Choctaw people...
    docpain docpain
    1 Response Nov 10, 2010

    Health Care Issue For Choctaws

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    2 Responses Sep 17, 2010

    Words Of Dakota Sioux Holy Man

    ''O ye people, be ye healed, Life anew I bring unto ye, O ye people be ye healed. Life anew I bring unto ye. Through the Great Spirit Father over all do I thus. Life anew I bring unto ye.'' ''Good Eagle''
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    Jan 16, 2012

    I am a quarter Chickasaw

    and a quarter Choctaw, both from my mother. The other half is a mix of English, Irish, Scottish, and German. I am proud of my Native American heritage.
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    41-45, T
    1 Response Oct 11, 2014

    I Feel Bad

     i know nothing of my choctaw ancestory i know more about pima indians my adopted brother and sister are black and pima and i always go to the gatherings its go to have some knowledge of the native american history but it sucks because when all three of us go we always get...
    Fortheloveofshopping Fortheloveofshopping
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2010

    I may not know what percentage

    but my maternal grandmother had Choctaw heritage... in fact her mother looked Choctaw and so did my grandmother. I miss her. She'd say the sweetest things and was so wise.
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994
    22-25, M
    Jan 13, 2015

    Be Proud of Yourself!

    My father was near fullblood Choctaw, mother was Dutch/English. I inherited my looks more from her-blue eyes, light brown hair. I see far too much negativity with some of you-"Not sure" if you're Choctaw, uncertain of yourself. You ARE what you believe yourself to be...
    CoyotePrime CoyotePrime
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2008

    Our Services Were Short

    '''We had no churches, no religious organizations, no sabbath day, no holidays, and yet we worshiped. Sometimes the whole tribe would assemble and sing and pray; sometimes a smaller number, perhaps only two or three. The songs had a few words, but were not formal. The singer...
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    Feb 5, 2012
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