I Am Part Cherokee

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 145 People

    Adopted At Age 6, Too Late To Completely Assimilate, Ha...

    Raised by a wonderfull Family who had been very open about my linage. After doing the 30 year career in I.T. decided to "prove it". Ancestors on Mothers side (unknown "Full Blood" Father) include the Harvey, Davis, Hudson or Hutson, Womack and too many to mention here. All...
    johnk789 johnk789
    51-55, M
    Jul 24, 2012

    A Little Background

    My Grandfather was 50% Cherokee and 50% Blackfoot , my mother was born on the reservation in Oklahoma. I am proud of my native history and heritage, I will be traveling out to the reservations, and researching more and meeting relatives. I have always known I was part native...
    lingerieme lingerieme
    51-55, M
    Nov 23, 2011

    Makes Sense

    Always I have felt comfort from the earth.  I never understood owning object.  It made no sense to me.  Honesty, values and protective of family and those weaker define me.  The playful breeze and smiling moon were always friends as a child and even now...
    typoquene typoquene
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2010

    I'm not sure how much cherokee blood I have in

    me. My fathers fathers parents were both cherokee. My great grandfather was almost full blooded, and my great grandmother was also a large part.
    ben243 ben243
    22-25, M
    Feb 5

    Part Cherokee

    My great-grandmother was Cherokee.  I've always felt pulled towards the culture and spirituality, but have not had the chance to experience it first hand. 
    lyra lyra
    26-30, F
    Jul 20, 2007

    Well I'm 23% Cherokee My great grandma was

    full Irish I'm American I have some immigrants in my family from long ago some came from Germany and some cam from Other places I don't know much about my family
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    13-15, F
    Aug 28, 2014

    My mothers Grandmother was full blooded

    Cherokee, and her grandfather was half Cherokee, so yup that makes me at least a bit Cherokee too. And the good thing that I like about the Cherokee Indians is that even if you only have one drop of Cherokee blood in you they'll let you in their reservation. You know why...
    justlovelexi justlovelexi
    16-17, F
    Jan 8, 2014

    My brother and I are part Cherokee Indian.

    My mom side of the family is. My maternal grandfather was half Cherokee and half black. My maternal great grandmother was 100% Cherokee. My aunt told us about her and they would call her Mamie I thibk that's how they spell it. I wish I new more about my Cherokee indian ancestors...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    Part Cherokee

    I am part Cherokee and part Dutch.. they call me a cheap squaw!! he he he I am very proud of my heritage on both sides, I practice more of the Native American Ways, and I love collecting Native American things, my daughter makes 3 dimensional dream catchers they are so beautiful...
    Mystic44 Mystic44
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Aug 30, 2007

    Trail of Tears

    Somewhere up my lineage on my father's mother's side (perhaps her grandmother on her mother's side?) was a full-blooded Cherokee. She was found on the trail of tears after the rest of the nation had past. She was wrapped in a blanket in the arms of her dead mother. She was...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2007
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou
    13-15, F
    Jul 12, 2014

    My Grandfather...

    I loved my grandfather so much. He died in 1989 but here this week for some reason I have missed him alot. I don't know if it is cause of the crazy weather or what. My grandfather was Cherokee out of Virginia. I remember walking with him, and laughing with him. He used to tell...
    jinan30 jinan30
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2013

    wish I knew more about my Cherokee Ancestors.

    The only thing I know is my PawPaw was half Cherokee. He could Make things and had relics of our family history. My mother now has few of those relics. She has an eye bone and a drum he made. she also hold his ashes which around his Urn hangs his hand made medicine bag. I...
    missmaymay missmaymay
    22-25, F
    May 28, 2015

    My great-grandmother on my mama's side of the

    family was full blooded Cherokee Indian. My mom told us about it a couples years ago and we didn't even know we were part Cherokee. One of our aunts told us that they called her Mami however they spelled it. Mami was my Mama's grandmother. We got the high cheek bones. :-)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 17, 2015

    15% Cherokee

    My Great Grandmother was full blood Cherokee. Her name was Alice Marie. I do not know her last name yet still waiting to hear from my fater. I just found all of this out 2 days ago. I am blonde with fare skin and blue eyes. My mother has dark brown hair and green eyes wih brown...
    bunny1982ai bunny1982ai
    26-30, F
    Dec 30, 2008

    Just Found Out

    I just found out a few months ago that my biological maternal grandfather is Cherokee. Not full blood she said like 45 to 50 percent, but still, that's pretty significant. I always was fascinated by native American culture and now I know why. It saddens me though that he will...
    SlowAutumnWind SlowAutumnWind
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2008

    Eastern Band?

    My entire family grew up in the NC mountains. My great-Grandfather was maybe half Cherokee. I wish I could know for sure. My now 92-year-old (senile?) Grandfather denied it a few years back; but heck, he denies so many things we know to be true.
    robcrimson robcrimson
    51-55, M
    Nov 3, 2013

    Cherokee

    i am only a littel cherokee from my moms dad mother i dont know much about that side of the family
    metalchick metalchick
    31-35, F
    Jul 24, 2008

    Why is it do hard to believe

    that I have Cherokee, African and Irish blood?? It's not that uncommon of a mix.
    alexis05 alexis05
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2014

    I'm Part Cherokee

    All I really know about my heritage is that my great grandmother's grand or great grandmother on my mom's side was full blood Cherokee, and a couple generations before her, or so, maybe a little after, there was some more cherokee - a sherrif in tennesee -. I don't know much...
    Maxine13 Maxine13
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2007

    Rick, Linda, And Chicago's Finest

    Note: I am not Cherokee Indian, but my brother-in-law (Rick) is half-blooded Cherokee and British. This story is about him, my sister, and their encounter one night in Chicago. For a year after my sister and brother-in-law were married, they lived in the River North section of...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Sep 24, 2013

    A Little About Me

    Im 3/8 Native and 1/8 of it is cherokee for sure. My mom was 1/4 Cherokee 3/4 white and my bio father was half Native American half mexican. I look more white but only cause of my skin tone. i have more Native American features though. I want to learn more about my Cherokee...
    zlaneshsilverfang zlaneshsilverfang
    18-21, M
    Jan 1, 2011
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