I Am Part Native American

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    Wish I Knew More

    The bare facts are quite simple: my father's maternal grandparents consisted of a French immigrant who married a Canadian native, making that portion of my ancestry about as French Canadian as you can get, and the native blood was especially obvious in my father's brothers. With...
    Nerdgasm Nerdgasm
    46-50, M
    Sep 12, 2012

    I Miss My Dad

    My dad and his brothers grew up living near a reservation. They were mixed blood people. They were very quiet and kept to themselves. My dad was a loner and did not say much. He was highly respected in his town. He had a green thumb and grew prized Strawberries. His favorite...
    Jilly111 Jilly111
    46-50, F
    Feb 6, 2011
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 9, 2015

    You would never know.

    honestly. I'm naturally an ash blonde - im very light skinned have light aqua eyes. and just the past couple years i started tanning without really burning but my skin acted irish for the first 21 years of my life. I guess i have the facial structure of sorts of a native...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2014
    tammic tammic
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    My grandmother would tell us how we are part

    Indian and how our facial features showed our native ancestry. But it wasn't until I was 20 years old that I finally figured out why my dad didn't lose his tan in the winter time. My brother and sister came out with darker complexion than me. It took me forever to understand...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    41-45, M
    Dec 9, 2015

    Though You Can't Tell

    I am one-eighth Native American; that's one-sixteenth Cherokee and one-sixteenth Blackfoot. No one believes me, though. The reason? I'm blonde with green eyes and pale skin. The only Native American "trademark" I have is in my bone structure. For example, I have really high...
    ADreamerWithAPen ADreamerWithAPen
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2012

    So I Am Told

    I think my parents have told me my great grandmother is Cherokee. I have met this great grandmother (who lived to be past 100 and something) but I am not fully sure.  She was senile so I couldn't ask her myself...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX
    18-21, F
    Dec 16, 2012

    1/64 Of Some Tribe, Not Sure Which One

    My Great great Grandfathers grandmother was Indian. So that would be 1.5% for me. My grandmother has some pictures and documentation to prove it. I cannot remember the name, its something definitely native.
    ratburn ratburn
    Sep 14, 2012

    Mostly Germen, and Irish

    but I am most proud to be part Cherokee Indian. Makes me proud to be a part of a heritage that has been here for far more than 239 years. Happy fourth everyone!
    njflyer njflyer
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    I Want To Know

    I am not sure just how much of my lineage is Blackfoot or Sioux for my family never have given me a straight answer. I have been searching for answers since my elementary school days when my birth father told me that his late father was pure blooded Native American and was born...
    Jdlb1kikki Jdlb1kikki
    1 Response Jul 29, 2011

    I sure don't look it

    but my Grandfather was 100 % Cherokee. My Irish genes took over my looks.
    CreatingChristi CreatingChristi
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 26, 2015

    What a fun group! I am Chickasaw.

    I have my CDIB card and receive some benefits. Not many though because I live in Texas. Love my heritage!
    deleted deleted
    Dec 9, 2015

    My bloodline mostly contains German (by three

    generations), English/British (by seven generations), Irish (by five generations from my grandmother's side), Scottish (unknown from my father's side). But then from my grandmother's side, I have Cherokee Indian (about five generations) amd also from her side, I have Creek...
    odessa94 odessa94
    18-21, T
    1 Response Dec 9, 2015
    Spidey0 Spidey0
    31-35, M
    Dec 9, 2015
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