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I Am Native American

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    loriial loriial 18-21, F Feb 5, 2015

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    likezwizerz likezwizerz 31-35, M Sep 30, 2015

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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 dignity and rights. Russell was a tireless activist, a strong voice, a brave voice. Russell and his family came to...
    MmmBabi MmmBabi 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    I'm 1/4 Karuk & Shasta on my dad's side of the

    family. Since I know much more about my mom's side of the family (the mixed-european side), I have become fairly curious & want to learn about my dad's side. Unfortunately, based on what I learned, quite a few people on my dad's family are born-again christians -- and I am...
    carriewolf12 carriewolf12 26-30, T Jan 23

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    Ceelce Ceelce 31-35, F Dec 6, 2014

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    My native name is Mishkwanikwud(Red Cloud) I'm

    a part of the Crane clan of the Ojibwa Indians from Northern Michigan
    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 5, 2015

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    Californialexiiiiiii Californialexiiiiiii 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    I'm an easterner. My tribe,

    Saponi, disbanded in the early 1700s. So, I don't get any respect from the colonial government or from western indians who just started having relations with the colonists here in just the past 150 years. My people began having relations with the colonists in the 1600s. Don't...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M Aug 13, 2015

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    I wish I knew more of my heritage.

    I do not claim myself as Native American, that would be disrespectful since I haven't any proof. All I have aside from photos, family talks, and clairvoyance is that my grandparents on both sides had Native American (Choctaw and Cherokee) blood. Supposedly a branch of my family...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 16, 2015

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    Krazy Wolf I'm Santee full blood ( Santee The

    Southern Division of the Sioux Nation ) 😗😏😎🎸🎶🎼🎉
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 25, 2015

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    Native American Racism

    "Black people yelling "racism!" White people yelling "reverse racism!" Chinese people yelling "sideways racism!" And the Indians ain't yelling ****, 'cause they dead. So everybody bitching about how bad their people got it: nobody got it worse than the American Indian. Everyone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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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 because half the people that say it never say it to my face just behind a screen, but never once have I been ashamed of...
    MyraTomPhil MyraTomPhil 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    I am 25% Northern Cheyenne.

    My grandma was full blood, dad is half.
    cobalt997 cobalt997 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I went and saw the medicine man last night.

    . There was a group of about 20 of us (I personally don't like that many people there) when he spoke to me he told me my life of struggles was over and now. My spirit guides were showing me different phases of the moon... Meaning enjoy the ride the moon is always beautiful,,,.. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 10, 2015

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    A grandfather was watching his grandson

    while his tribe was out gathering and hunting. In this time there was much warring among his people and neighboring tribes. The elder seeing in his youngest grandson a need for peace among the conflicts and pilaging. Noticing the way his grandson daily worked with bows, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jun 30, 2015

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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 find out? I know my grandfather has the Native American blood and he is originally from Arizona but I don't know much about it...
    InRuins InRuins 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    Apache to be exact. My Dad is 100% Apache

    and my Mom's European (German). During my childhood, my grandmother (on my Dad's side) would tell me old traditions and legends. It was awesome. I know how to everything my grandma knows how to do.
    BakinBaker BakinBaker 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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    I love my heritage. I'm African American

    and I'm Native American on my mother and father's side. My mom is black and her maternal grandmother is black and Lumbee and my Mexican American father descends from the Pima, Navajo and Mayans. I even have relatives living on reservations and family who participate in Pow Wows...
    Blatinasrock Blatinasrock 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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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 AMERICAN BLOOD IN ME AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THAT PART OF MY HERITAGE.
    bigc420 bigc420 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 8, 2008

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    I'm from the Apache tribe.

    Both my parents are Apache, my grandparents are Apache and my great grandparents were Apache. It's safe to say I come from a long blood line. My grandmother is a shaman in our small village and I'm next in line for shaman. We celebrate the solstices (summer, fall and winter...
    MarcelineTheQueen92 MarcelineTheQueen92 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    FindingKiaraJ FindingKiaraJ 16-17, F Jul 16, 2015

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    My great grandparents were Apache,

    my grandparents are Apache. And my Dad is Apache. My mom is French ironically. My whole life I was raised by my grandmother. And she would feed me good food while telling me stories and legends about spirits, demons, and omens. While my grandpa taught me remedies, healing...
    rawrandstuff92 rawrandstuff92 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I'm half Native American.

    If you read my Ancestry DNA results which I posted here. You'll find the percentage.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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    Choctaw nation! ....

    .…............. ................. ............ ......... ...... .... ... .. .
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 22-25, F 11 Responses Jan 1, 2015

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    AddictedToSerenity AddictedToSerenity 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 22, 2015

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    Full blooded, lived on the "rez" most of my

    life. I can speak my languages and actively participate in our religious ceremonies.
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    Went to a UNITY conference.

    (United National Indian Tribal Youth) Amazing experience, got to meet so many different types of Native Americans , even ones from New Zealand.
    Elizabethchristinee Elizabethchristinee 16-17, F Nov 1, 2015

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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 every when I go down to the Rez and I feel fortunate that my grandparents own a lot of land for running around. They up until now herded sheep and...
    Tomok93 Tomok93 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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    I am 1/2 Shoshone enrolled with Temoke,

    but my band is pretty small. We have a two part rez., because the stare bought part of our land to build the highway on. We are just now building a casino, though it was halted because county land was accidentally burned when they were removing bush. As many of you know, BLM...
    TellyLuv TellyLuv 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    BobTheUniPonyWakoLover BobTheUniPonyWakoLover 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2015

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    Im native american from the UP of

    michigan chippawa indian. canadian french. single male..56
    Murphylovesmax2 Murphylovesmax2 56-60, M 6 Responses Feb 6, 2015

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    What are some of the most common ans uncommon

    tribes for Americans to have in their bloodline? From what I know I'm Cherokee and Shawnee. I'm starting to research Native American culture because I find it very beautiful
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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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 understand the difficulties of being "native." Yes there's challenges with racism (towards us, towards white people) but living the...
    Setfree23 Setfree23 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Ceelce Ceelce 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    My great great grandparents walked the Seminole

    trail of tears had a son in oklahoma who married a Black Hills woman and had a daughter who married a carribean man and had a son who married a black/irish woman and had me(:
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2014

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    arrowcreek82 arrowcreek82 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2015

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    I love my Menominee people

    and proud to be native American.
    Thund3r224 Thund3r224 36-40, M Mar 12, 2015

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    When I was a baby, my sister was holding me in

    her arms and watching a storm through the screen door. She turned away to sit down, and a ball lightning came through the screen of the door, floated in front of me and then floated through the house and out through the screen in the bedroom window. My brother in law who is...
    ThreeOwls ThreeOwls 61-65, F 3 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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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 never really knew his family. I know that they were of English descent, but that is it. I have two half-sisters...
    Honehe Honehe 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    My love is 23 years older

    than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't quite ready to explore my spirituality. At the beggining of the year we got back into contact and basically fell in love over...
    fergieCC12 fergieCC12 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I am mostly Miwok. I grew up with my tribe's

    culture, and it is very close to me, but I also have smaller bits of other ethnic groups in my blood, such as Welsh and Irish, and I stay out of the sun due to the fact several of my family members have gotten skin cancer. As a result, I am paler than most would expect (when I...
    NeonAshes NeonAshes 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    bigboi1996 bigboi1996 18-21, M Mar 17, 2015

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    I'm sorry, but there's way too many white

    people posting stuff under this thread claiming that they're "Cherokee" and what-not because their great-grandfather was an Indian chief. Seriously...stop. You're not Native American.
    brandonflowers brandonflowers 16-17 1 Response Jul 10, 2015

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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 Earth. As I've grown older, I've adapted many of their beliefs into my own. Raven told me that I am what is called "and...
    SparrowSearch111 SparrowSearch111 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2014

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    Natives be like , gotchya!

    Idk what it means but my uncles always do this haha. (Picture).
    tpc2015 tpc2015 18-21 Mar 17, 2015

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