I Am 1/8 Th Cherokee
My grandfather was full blood cherokee, I wish I knew more about him. He died when I was about 5-6. The sad part is not many people know that much about him. It seems like so much history is lost. I like to do family history and things like that.. but not much information exists. I am very proud that I am at least a small part native american. Does anyone else have this problem..when you are part native american what is your true name really? My last name is assimilated. I don't know how it came into being. I don't know if due to pressure to assimilate my ancestors just picked something or what. I sometimes wonder what it would be like for my great grandfather to be alive so I could ask him about his life and people. Its like a big part of me has always been missing. I try to learn as much as I can about the people, the culture, but I live in an area where I am there aren't many cherokee. I am glad to have joined this community.