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I Am Native American

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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 descendants of the Cherokee people or the Scots-Irish...and some of us both, and then some. My kinfolk are some...
    Awakening Awakening 31-35, F 18 Responses Mar 15, 2008

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    I am mixed blood. My mother is mostly

    European (American, but European ancestry.) She is also 1/16th Cherokee and "pretends" to follow the Native American beliefs. She is dating what she calls a Medicine Man, I personally believe that he is a hoax. She is a manipulative woman who swears that this man has put her on...
    SgtsLittleGirl SgtsLittleGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I was raised white...

    taught to disregard my heritage. Looking to reclaim my Native heart...I am Leni Lenape
    skk1966 skk1966 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Losing Russell

    I am taking the death of Russell MeansĀ a little hard today. Our native community has lost a true warrior. Russell was dedicatedĀ 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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    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

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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

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    tom paul[spottedeagle] set the path

    for warriors and ill follow that narrow infamous path.
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M Sep 15

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    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 10

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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 3 Responses Feb 26

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    My father was full blooded Native American.

    He was a mix of Cherokee and Blackfoot.... Love my heritage.
    SilveradoTexas SilveradoTexas 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    yall ever hear of oka crisis?

    yea we need more natives willing to fight for their rights like this instead of banging drums singing pow wow for their rights. we have no more warriors i believe.
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 6 Responses Sep 9

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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 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 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 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...
    animalHero4ever animalHero4ever 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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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 3 Responses Mar 25

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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 least 1/8 Native American, but it's actually more, because on my dad's side, we're totally French Creole, and there's a lot of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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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 19-21, F 6 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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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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    AwesomePossum17 AwesomePossum17 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    missing first nations women = still genocide

    going on . no first nations women = no more full blooded kids . and the "am i next" campaign is riducoulus imo ! xD
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M Sep 10

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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!). The most popular is Cherokee. Funny thing is, most of these people don't know any of their families names!!! I get offended, but partially just have to laugh...
    DrSampIe DrSampIe 26-30, M 13 Responses May 7, 2011

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    HI...Native Americans.

    .NOw I am trying to get American accent.Can anyone help me?by chatting on the phone or skype or facebook or here...:)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 6

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    I may be a blonde boy,

    but my great grandmother was in fact native american, i believe I am like 25 percent native american, I hate it when my history teacher says "we kicked them out of their homeland" im like "excuse me? did you say "we"?"
    sharpshooter721 sharpshooter721 18-21 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 1

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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 4 Responses Jan 31

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    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M Sep 19

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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 grandmother was a shape shifter and both a curandera (healer) and a bruja (witch).  Both, my mother and I are curanderas.  My son and my...
    yaquiwoman yaquiwoman 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Everybody keeps saying I should cut my hair,

    even my family, except my dad, he and I aren't close, but we share the same feelings...... It sucks being half native in a dominantly white society.....
    JubilantDayz JubilantDayz 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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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 evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 24

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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. I'm only 1/16th Native American but it's obvious enough to any native whose family is 1/2 or 1/4 or more that I am also. If you have a scare about...
    TheTristman TheTristman 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    I Am Hopi and Shoshone

    I am 1/4 Hope and 1/4 Shoshone. So im half Indian. I am also 1/4 Irish and 1/4 Mexican. I am all mixed up. I can look like either or. I can pass as Mexican and Indian. I love who I am and am proud of all the races I am. It makes me unique. Some say Im not enough blood...
    turtlezrule turtlezrule 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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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 3 Responses Jul 15

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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'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 5 Responses Sep 30

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    ill be a leader . a modern day luios riel

    and iron conferdacy... change is good I may be young but im years ahead of others my age.... most natives probably dont even know who luios riel is ... thats sad..
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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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 something more than meets the eye. When I was still a kid I was not really exposed to different cultures, just my own...
    krystlelane krystlelane 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    first nations be like .

    . our treatys and rights getting taken away ? better grab a drum and start singing...
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M Oct 7

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    Since most of our culture is gone right .

    Why don't we Remake what's left of it? We are always talking about "renewal and refreshing" , idk that's was just a thought of mine.
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    The Way of the Warrior HONESTY AND JUSTICE Be

    acutely honest throughout your dealings with all people. Believe in justice, not from other people, but from yourself. For the Warrior, there are no shades of gray in the question of honesty and justice. There is only right and wrong. POLITE COURTESY A Warrior has no reason to...
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M Sep 14

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    steeleo steeleo 16-17, M Sep 19

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    Seneca Indians

    I have traced back to Seneca Indians, apparently they lived in Pennsylvania and New York, I come to a stand still, would like to know more about them!
    thiswaterman56 thiswaterman56 56-60, M 5 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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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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    I am Apache. My parents are Apache,

    my grandparents are Apache and my great grandparents were Apache. I come from a long line
    MarcelineTheQueen92 MarcelineTheQueen92 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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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 4 Responses Jan 8, 2008

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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 my mom found out she was pregnant and not only that but she had a girl i have no idea how i knew this i had only been...
    onondagahawk onondagahawk 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    im cree sioux and saulteux,

    respect this combination XD lmao
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 9

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    steeleo steeleo 16-17, M Sep 19

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    Apache to be exact. My dad is 100% apache

    and my moms French. When I was little my grandma (on my dads side) would tell me legends and old wive's tales while feeding me haha. The best grandma ever. I try not to smile with my teeth showing because I've heard that they terrify people. I also get really dark in the...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92 18-21, F 5 Responses May 29

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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 pictures of her. But no one seems to be able to tell me which Indian Nation she belonged to. I am very interested in my families...
    lifesinlimbo lifesinlimbo 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 9

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    Yes I have blonde hair and blue eyes.. I get so annoyed when people bash pale folks for claiming their heritage. Don't dishonor my grandparents by telling me I'm not indian enough...
    mrsdavid1975 mrsdavid1975 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    Is it offensive if I post here as a Seminole descendent ?
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    He loves this side of me alot
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