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Old 06-12-2011, 08:25 PM
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Location: New Albany, IN
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Five generations ago there was one Native American woman who married my first Irish ancestor in the USA. She was Lakota from SD. Of course I don't consider myself part of any Native American tribe.
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Of course I don't consider myself part of any Native American tribe.
That's good, because they don't consider you a member of their tribe either, and legally, you aren't, unless you register and get a tribal ID card.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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That's good, because they don't consider you a member of their tribe either, and legally, you aren't, unless you register and get a tribal ID card.

Now that is bull****e, you don't need a CDIB to be First Nation, but you do need one in certain instances. How many of us go around asking each other to show our CDIB? *smh*
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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My grandmother is full blooded Wayuu (Colombian N8v). I also have some Taino heritage from mother.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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That, my friend, is what is known as a sweeping generalization or an absolute. Just like other sweeping generalizations/absolutes, it simply is not true as written.
Actually it is true. Despite what white people might tell you because of the things they hear from their parents or grandparents, most of them don't have any Native blood. Most Americans in general, black or white, have little or no Native in them. I can't tell you how many white people I know who swore up and down they had a Native grandmother somewhere down the line, only to find out it was just a family myth.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Simi Valley
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I'm 1/8 Lenni Lenape from Southern New Jersey and also have Montauk and Mohawk from New York.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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My daughters father is a native american. How do I find what tribe she possibly blongs to. All I realy have is his name and his SS number. any kind of help would be nice. thank you
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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My daughters father is a native american. How do I find what tribe she possibly blongs to. All I realy have is his name and his SS number. any kind of help would be nice. thank you
Sorry, but I don't think you have nearly enough information. When it comes to current genealogy, names don't mean much. SS numbers mean even less.

I suspect the only real way is to ask the father or a member of his family. From your post I'm guessing this isn't an option.

Condolences, and best wishes,

-- Nighteyes
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Sherwood
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Carib!
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Land Of Moose, Blueberries, and Chickadees
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I just found out, in the last two months, that my great, great grandmother and great grandmother were Choctaw Indians.

I had no idea!

I don't know anything about them with exception that the family all lived in the OK area at the time.

I don't know what that makes me...what like 1/16th or even less but apparently I've got some Indian blood in me even if it's not much. Kind of fascinating to me and sure does answer some questions about some beliefs I have that were never taught to me.

Am trying to learn as much as I can but sure would love some more information if anyone knows anything.

Edit: So now we are talking about names to prove anything...sigh.

Ok, great, great grandmother went by the name: Arrie

Great grandmother went by the name: "Fannie" Siotha

Grandmother went by the name of: Wonema

And no, it's not a "myth". Correction though, Arrie lived in GA area before moving, Siotha lived in AR before moving and Wonema came from OK.

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