I Have Native American Ancestors

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    But My Husband Does. ...

    But My husband does. His family is from the Cherokee band that split from the Trail of Tears and moved into East Texas. He is very proud of his Native American heritage. His Cherokee name is Two Hawks. We often see two hawks flying around us. They tend to follow him and he...
    labyrinth labyrinth
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2007

    A Mixture of Different Tribes

    im actually a mixture of ethnicities but a major one is native american. as from what i was taught by my mother and father the native american blood comes from several tribes. cherokee, micmac or maybe its micmaw, and algonquin are the ones i know off the top of my head. please...
    Genabi Genabi
    May 9, 2009

    I have Choctaw ancestors

    who later mingled with Africans and gave me my dad eventually, same as my Chinese ancestors who eventually mingled and gave me my mom. I used to have a huge problem, when I was in grade school and high school, with the accounts of life in the history books. I even learned about...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Feb 17

    My Family From Sides Are Out From The Past.

    once before anybody came here to sabine there was a town called osage town.  the people where just ever day farmers. the had homes and long houses and a pow ground. after those  kind showed up  all we had  was a few people left here. lots we killed, others where taking a way...
    maxey12cheryl maxey12cheryl
    46-50, F
    Apr 26, 2011

    I Have a Greatgrand Parent On ...

    I have a greatgrand parent on each side of my family tree. Both are Cherokee.
    thebook thebook
    36-40, F
    Apr 20, 2007


    Even though my middle name is Sioux exactly, I have Apache running in my vains. So my Father is half and my grandma and great grandma are both full Apache. Now my kids got Apache in them as well as Choctaw from my husband's side of the family. I am proud of it, to be Native...
    VannieSioux VannieSioux
    22-25, F
    Nov 15, 2012


    Well, my most recent indigenous ancestors are actually Native Mexican.  However, since the people who lived in Mexico in the 1300s were descended from the Pueblo and Cochise of the American Southwest, I too have Native American ancestors! :D
    istruggle istruggle
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Jun 16, 2008

    The Past Is Present and Will Be the Future

         On my fathers side I am Cherokee and my grandfather married a lady from Denmark. My Mother is Irish and Scottish. I was raised by Native American standards and celebrate my heritage daily. I even have a pet with a Cherokee name. The Native American blood...
    moonwalker moonwalker
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2008

    My Dad's Family Is

    Chippewa/Ojibwe. I am trying to find out as much as I can about that side of my family.
    truthseeker28 truthseeker28
    31-35, F
    Oct 3, 2012

    I took a DNA test through ancestry.

    com and they said I have 8% Native American blood. My mother is from South America as well as her parents and their parents and so on. My father's family has been in America since the 1600s. So how do I find the connection???
    Cassyellis Cassyellis
    26-30, F
    May 30, 2015

    Both Parents

    Both of my parents have Native American blood running through their veins. My father has Cherokee and my mother has Pawnee.
    hollyrock66 hollyrock66
    41-45, F
    Jul 20, 2008

    I'm Blackfeet... ...

    I'm blackfeet... The chief of my tribe even gave me names at different times in my life. :)  My first one was Aponi meaning butterfly and my second (when I became a woman) translates to "She Dreams."
    Bonjourchic Bonjourchic
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2007

    Bird Was The Name.

        My grandmothers' parents were Native American. The pictures I have seen are such BEAUTIFUL photographs! I think Native Americans are such beautiful and exquisite people; not to mention the true Americans of the US. I can go on and on about this...
    EccentricOne EccentricOne
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Dec 2, 2009


    On my mother's side is Native ancestry. My great-aunt has done loads of research and genealogy. She was actually able to pull up several pictures of my Native American great-great-great-great grandmother, who was part of the Ojibwe tribe. She lived in Quebec in the mid-1800s...
    LenoraLouise LenoraLouise
    18-21, F
    Jul 10, 2013


    My great grandmother was full blooded Choctaw maiden, my grandfather was a full blooded Irish man.  This was a volitale combination.  So yes my family can drink and fight like there is no tomorrow and over the generations and years they have set out to prove it.
    allofus allofus
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2009

    Cherokee and Blackfoot

    My family is Cherokee and Blackfoot. I don't know much about our family history I know as far back as my grandfathers father on the Cherokee side. I know that his father killed a man and changed our last name. No one know what our last name is so it's hard to find out anything...
    Derekswife Derekswife
    26-30, F
    Jun 10, 2007

    While talking to my grandma about my ancestors

    I found out that I'm related to Little Bat Garnier(google it) he's the man in the white suit. It's amazing to find out about my ancestors:)
    fallout07 fallout07
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2014

    My Great Great Grandmother Was removed from

    Her home with her Cherokee family from the Area Near North Carolina and Forced to Move West on the Trail of Tears. She was picked up on the Trail and Taken in by a White family in a Area in Eastern Tennesse My Mother has told me many stories of her spending time with her...
    Langdon78 Langdon78
    36-40, M
    Sep 17, 2015


    My ancesters were Seminole. got mixed in with Cherokees...then the white man...they stole our land then stole our genes.
    BrighterDaze BrighterDaze
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2012

    A Sliver

    When the Trail of Tears was forced on the then reforming to the US Governments expectations and getting the shaft anyways Cherokee, my great grandmother several times removed left her family to marry my great grandfather.  She had to change her name, appearance and background to...
    NotYu1979 NotYu1979
    31-35, F
    Apr 8, 2012

    The Cherokee Part/ The Blackfoot Part

    My Great Grandfather was born on a reservation to Black and Cherokee Parents, My mother tells me that he was a butcher and that's what he did for a living, When I asked her what he looked like she said He reminds her a lot of James Earl Jones. My mother  has about 13 or so...
    clutteredmind9 clutteredmind9
    22-25, F
    Nov 27, 2011

    I have native american ancestry on

    both sides of my family. One of my mother's great grandmother was freed mulatto black slave who sought shelter at an Indian reservation. Fortunately, they welcomed her and she stayed and married an Indian man. One of their great Native American granddaughters married a black man...
    CheyenneScott CheyenneScott
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2014

    Mi'kmaq Ancestry

    My great-great grandmother was a full-blooded Mi'kmaq who married a Frenchman. You would never say I have native ancestry to look at me, though (I'm a natural blonde with blue eyes and very pale skin), and I know very little about any native cultures. I always say to myself that...
    nosouvenirs nosouvenirs
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2008

    I Don't Know the Tribe, But...

    If one were to look back several thousand - or even several hundred - generations in one's extended family tree, one would likely find oneself related to almost all of the major human "races" of the world (humans are really only one race anyway, with many 'variants...
    Waiwera Waiwera
    70+, M
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2008

    I Have Native American Ancestors

    I have Native American Ancestors on both sides of my family. My great grandmother on my mother's side was full blooded Cherokee Indian. I also recently found out that on my father's mother's side I have some Cheyenne Indian Ancestors as well. My mother has been researching our...
    cmost cmost
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2007


    The Arapaho (in French: Gens de Vache) tribe of Native Americans historically living on the eastern plains of Colorado and Wyoming. They were close allies of the Cheyenne tribe and loosely aligned with the Sioux. Arapaho is an Algonquian language closely related to Gros Ventre...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04
    26-30, F
    Jul 21, 2008

    My Great Great Grandmother walked the Trail of

    Tears from Florida to Oklahoma when she was 12 years old
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Aug 29, 2014

    My Fiance Is Native American....shoshonee

    He is Very Interested in finding out more about His Ancestors. He has very little information. Can Anyone Help Me? Help Him?
    Goldiesmoon1954 Goldiesmoon1954
    51-55, F
    Aug 1, 2010

    I'm Not Sure what ...

    I'm not sure what tribe, though.  I do know that my maiden name is French-Indian.
    silvermystics silvermystics
    51-55, F
    May 3, 2007

    Yes, I Do.  Some Tell Me ...

    Yes, I do.  Some tell me that I even look like I have a little bit of native American blood in me...  It must be my dark hair and eyes...
    HopelessRomantic HopelessRomantic
    18-21, F
    Apr 20, 2007

    My Great Aunt on my dad's side...

    is 100% Cherokee. I think it's interesting that she doesn't have dark skin, but "white" skin. :) I don't like some of these people on EP being so rude about whether someone has Native American ancestry or not. What? Do you want people to post their personal info. as "proof"? I'm...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 30, 2010

    My Mother When I Was Younge...

    My mother when I was younger use to tell me my dad was part cherokee so yes I believe I have native american ancestor
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy
    22-25, F
    Mar 1, 2008

    National Native American Heritage Month Is

    November. Now I wounder why is it that we were here FIRST, yet a month to get others to understand out heritage is ignored. All February we hear about "African-Americans" People like Martian Luther King, Jessy Owens, George Washington Carver, Madam CJ Walker, Thurgood Marshall...
    ImAGreywlf ImAGreywlf
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 14

    Greetings Family. Is there anybody that's of

    the Seminole, Wampanoag, Mascogos, or Maroon tribes here?
    41-45, M
    Jul 4, 2014

    On my mom's side is Cherokee,

    on my dad side is Iroquois. I wish I could learn more about them but my family is weird.
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor
    16-17, F
    Aug 20, 2014

    To The Non-indigenous Medicine Carrier

    We, in practicing the sacred traditions, through ceremony and ritual, by our action and values, are creating an energetic container where the honoring and resuscitation of ancient power and wisdom can take place. This is of particular importance to the indigenous peoples of this...
    Shandana Shandana
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2011


    My grandfather was full blooded Onandaga Iriquois, and my mother was born on what used to be a reservation in New York state. Since the Iriquois are matrilineal, I'm not considered as being Iriquois by the tribe, because my lineage goes through my mother's father.
    IanMatthew IanMatthew
    56-60, M
    Nov 3, 2010


    I am close to half Cherokee Indian. The Irish from my father's side is more dominant in most of my physical features, but I do share certain characteristics with my mother that are undeniably Native American. I just wish I didn't burn when I went outside in the sun like my dad...
    erocka erocka
    26-30, F
    Mar 13, 2008

    Keokuk Was My ...

    ... Grandfather's name. He was of the Oendaga (I am sure this is misspelled) tribe.  He was the first chief of the Iriquois "Nation." He is burried in downtown Cleveland next to Chief Jacosot (sp.), aka Cornhusker.
    kowpoke61 kowpoke61
    46-50, M
    May 13, 2009

    What Are You Mixed With?

    I have Native American Ancestors.  I have Cherokee in my bloodline.  People often look at me and my daughter's and ask, 'what are you all' or ' what are you mixed with'? 
    Insomniac Insomniac
    51-55, F
    May 26, 2008

    Nope....... ...

    nope....... how abouT naTive chinese and spaniards??? will that do?
    sharlene sharlene
    22-25, F
    May 3, 2007

    How would I find out about this?

    My dad told me that he is half Cherokee and half white and that my grandpa is 100% cherokee and I have to say my grandpa looks native to me as we look nothing alike (if he is Cherokee then I would have been born to an Irish mother and a mixed Cherokee and white father) and he...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 28, 2015

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