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I Am Native American

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    Indigenous To Americas - My mother is an Arawak and my father is part Arawak. You know, the first people to see Columbus, and dam.n near wiped out by sick, disgusting, diseased...
    nikkiab86 nikkiab86 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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    My Heritage - My great(x6) grandfather came over from Ireland, right before the American Civil War. He ended up joining the Union and at one point served under General Sherman...
    ShyCrow ShyCrow 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    im Mohawk and souiex and maybe a few other tribs not sure.
    Returnoflordtyrant Returnoflordtyrant 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Losing Russell - I am taking the death of Russell Means a little hard today. Our native community has lost a true warrior. Russell was dedicated to the fight for American Indian...
    MmmBabi MmmBabi 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    Even Just a Little -  When I was younger I thought I was just a normal Filipino girl because I was born in the philippines and so did both my parents. Little did I know I had...
    krystlelane krystlelane 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    Why Is Everyone So Afraid Of Native Americans? - A few people I've met on the astral plane have serious concerns about native Americans in the form of awkward feelings towards them...
    TheTristman TheTristman 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    I'm half Native American (Seminole) and half African (Botswana). My mom is full Native American, but I never got to experience any form of culture. Really wish I did. :/
    Zacarabear Zacarabear 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Ancestory - I was born in the Appalachian mountains... the Cumberland Gap to be exact..."Land of the Blue Mist" home to the Cherokee people... many from this area are...
    Awakening Awakening 31-35, F 18 Responses Mar 15, 2008

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    Native American And I Think I Squandered It... - Full-blooded Native American, Navajo and I love it. All my life, I've only gotten the Native experience only during the summertime...
    Tomok93 Tomok93 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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    I Am Native American - I'm kind of mixed.I'm not really sure exactly what race I am. My dad is half native American and half Hispanic a mixture of different ones as well as being 1...
    supergirlz supergirlz 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2013

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    I Am Half-Chickasaw - I am half-Chickasaw through my birth mother. Are there any other Chickasaws out there? I want to learn more about my heritage, outside of what I can find out...
    Breizh Breizh 18-21, F Aug 13, 2013

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    My Sisters Birth - when i was younger i told my mom i wanted to go down stars and play with my sister my mom asked me what sister you don`t have one. wow was she wrong a week after...
    onondagahawk onondagahawk 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    I'm 3/4 Laguna. Not from California haha. Being native has made me the person I am today, growing up participating in my native culture. It has also put me in the stereotype of...
    eponcho eponcho 22-25, M Jan 28

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    My Great Great Grandmother - Was a Mic Mac from New Brunswick
    thehummingowl thehummingowl 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2011

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    I am from BC Canada, a part of the Shawl people. I haven't learned much of the arts and things like that, my family is all about the wilderness and survival, hunting, fishing and...
    ThrillOfTheHunt ThrillOfTheHunt 22-25 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I love culture. I am African American and am Native American on my mother and fathers side. My mother is African American and her maternal grandmother is black and Lumbee and my...
    Blatinasrock Blatinasrock 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    Curious About Heritage - I've been curious about my Native American roots ever since i found out my grandmother is half Hopi but i lack such things as contact information and she...
    kai2 kai2 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 5, 2013

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    Native Roots - My great grandmother on my father's side was almost full blooded Cherokee. Such a beautiful woman she was. Unfortunately, I have almost no connection to my native...
    FadingSilhouette13 FadingSilhouette13 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    You're Full Of It!!! (and I'm Not Talking About Blood) - I think a lot of people who claim to have Native blood are full of something other than what they claim (you know what...
    DrSampIe DrSampIe 26-30, M 13 Responses May 7, 2011

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    It Doesn't Work Like That - Having a great grandparent, or even a grandparent who was Native does NOT make you Native “NDN”. It makes you 1/8 or 1/4 NDN. If you are less than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    Walking With The Spirit - i have 4 tribes of native blood in me.. i am cherokee /black foot / navajo and chippewa.. i was a little baby and my mother and father lived in other...
    thunderrider thunderrider 31-35, F Aug 6, 2013

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    Have Some Questions About Native American Heritage - I knew since I was a little girl that I had some Native American blood in me and I have to admit it's not much, only (if my...
    Lorie336 Lorie336 31-35 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    Learning - I am Cherokee on my dad's side. My Great Grandmother was full. There are pictures of her that my relatives have. I wanted to learn more about her. I found out no one...
    GalileosFinger GalileosFinger 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Who Am I ?? - i remember on my mothers side thats also full cherokee .. most people think just because a indian looks black does not mean they are native.. for years i always...
    thunderrider thunderrider 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    The Stories Daddy Told Me - When i was younger my father would tell me stories about how things happened. I remember going to Sunday school (church) and I also remember raising my...
    LikeBrokenRecords LikeBrokenRecords 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    Human Wolves - im anishnawbe from Ontario Canada and my family speaks ojibwe. for a long time theirs been so many streotypes that still exast today im not really berthed by it...
    animalHero4ever animalHero4ever 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    I'm 50% Native American! Split between Chickasaw, Choctaw & Mississippi Choctaw :). But while I'm here I want to mention my name; people keep messaging me assuming I'm from...
    brooklyn18 brooklyn18 16-17, F Feb 16

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    Hau - Hau. Virgil emaciyape lo. Pine Ridge hematanhan yelo. I am a full blooded Lakota from the Oglala band. I am 15 yrs old and among one of the very few who fluently speaks...
    LakhotaHoksila LakhotaHoksila 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life... "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. "One is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 24

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    I Am Yaqui, Both An American And A Mexican Indian - I am Yaqui, both native Mexican and native American. I have family in the Pascua Yaqui nation in Arizona.  They say my...
    yaquiwoman yaquiwoman 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    I am of the Mohawk and Ojibwè nations
    xOneLovex xOneLovex 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Father Didn't Lie - As a kid growing up our dad always told us that our ancestor was an Indian chief, we all just thought that he was just talking. But after he passed I did some...
    adixman adixman 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 14, 2012

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    Shadow Walker - My grandmother was 1/2 cherokee indian.  She said that I was a shadow walker. Can anyone tell me what that means?
    bast16711 bast16711 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    I Am Cherokee and Kickapoo - I have Cherokee on my great great grandpas side (full blood) and Kickapoo on my great grandma's side (also full blood). I am proud of it...
    vetra vetra 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    I'm Not But My Soul Is - I've always felt like my soul was native. My native friend Turtle used to tell me that I was white on the outside but red on the inside. I considered...
    annabelle334 annabelle334 31-35 Nov 5, 2013

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    My History. - I am eighteen years old and Native American from mostly my father's side. I am from the Chickasaw tribe and I have actually never met anybody else outside of my...
    TokalaSkah TokalaSkah 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    Well Ima halfer between Cree and sotioix From Saskatchewan, canada. HMU if you want to talk native xD
    FirstNations FirstNations 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    A Man Without A Country - When I was very young the age of 1 I was removed from my Shawnee family and placed with an European American family all my life my adoptive mother told me...
    hjlands hjlands 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    I'm Part Native American - And very proud to be so.  My maternal grandfather's mother was 100% Native American, and he was half NA and half Irish.  That means that I'm at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    I am Native American. It has been a massive part of my life growing up and now. When my husband passed away it helped me more to have Native ceremonies and pray to the Creator then...
    deadhead90 deadhead90 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    When I was young, Raven, a close friend of my family took me under her wing. She is half Cherokee native, and taught me a lot about her culture and the ways of her people and the...
    SparrowSearch111 SparrowSearch111 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    An Ancient Heritage I'm Proud Of - My mom is half Native and I'm thrilled about it. It's so awesome to be able to know I have part of the oldest North American culture in me. My...
    CrayCrayBlondie2 CrayCrayBlondie2 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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    Half-breed - I am a mixed blood, but was only raised with one side. My father is white, my mother is Navajo and Cheyenne. I stopped talking to my father when I was 17, and...
    Honehe Honehe 19-21, F 6 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    I Do Not Look Right. - If you looked at my scrapbook of my mother's side of the family, one would notice a little white child. That would be me. I have blue eyes, light brown hair...
    YouRaiseMeUp YouRaiseMeUp 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    It Ain'T All It'S Cracked Up To Be - I'm full blooded Navajo. I know theres a lot of hooplah in being considered native. And I am content with who I am. But I don't think people...
    Setfree23 Setfree23 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    I know I am Native American but what I don't know is which tribe we derive from.... does anyone here know how I would be able to find out? Like, the easiest (less dramatic) way to...
    InRuins InRuins 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    I Am Yaqui, Both An American And A Mexican Indian - I am Yaqui, both native Mexican and native American. I have family in the Pascua Yaqui nation in Arizona.  They say my...
    yaquiwoman yaquiwoman 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    I Am Native American - IM MIXED WITH ALOT OF STUFF. AND IM PROUD OF ALL OF THEM. BUT THE THING THAT SHOCKS EVERYBODY THE MOST IS THAT I AM PART NATIVE AMERICAN. I HAVE NATIVE...
    bigc420 bigc420 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 8, 2008

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    Well...it's in my blood, and can sometimes show a bit in my temper ...LOL! I have been told that my Great, Great, Great GrandMother was a full-blooded Indian, and I have seen...
    lifesinlimbo lifesinlimbo 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 9

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    Does anyone else get asked " Do you live in a teepee?" Even though Oneida, the tribe I am, don't live in teepees they live in long houses
    Aoinosora Aoinosora 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Am Native American - After many years of research, talking with family members, talking with people from the area where my ancestors are from I still am having difficulty proving...
    kkjr88 kkjr88 61-65, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2013

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