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Old 10-21-2011, 07:10 AM
 
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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.
Choctaw here too! Family born in OK, also moved to MO, AR and TX. Choctaw and Cherokee according to the Dawes Rolls.

We are way down the line though...past the 1/32nd mark, so officially unable to call ourselves O-fficial.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Choctaw here too! Family born in OK, also moved to MO, AR and TX. Choctaw and Cherokee according to the Dawes Rolls.

We are way down the line though...past the 1/32nd mark, so officially unable to call ourselves O-fficial.
I'm certainly not official, either and would never claim to be. I'm more English than I am anything else, (also some Irish and some Italian, (I have been told about the Italian but that is the bio father's side and I have hardly any information from there...so who knows), basically, I'm a mutt).

As I stated in a post above, I was adopted and was always told, by my adoptive parents who had quite a bit of information, that I was 1/2 English, 1/4 Irish and 1/4 Italian.

Never did anyone mention Indian or Choctaw.

It was after I started researching my heritage that I found that. Imagine my surprise!

I set out to find my lineage, where I came from, who were my relatives, where did they come from, were there any interesting stories, could I find photos, did I look like anyone, etc.

I highly identify with Irish culture and I always had some beliefs that I strongly feel that I have only seen attributed to nations/clans/tribes, (I don't know the correct word), I've read about. I won't go in to those because that's not what this thread is for but they were very strong...I can only say they were so strong that it felt wrong NOT to think and act and believe these ways.

Anyway, the point is, I did not seek information to MAKE me have this in my genealogy, it came as a complete surprise. And I didn't believe it at first because no one said a thing to me my entire life. But every single piece of information I find, most specifically on my great grandmother, Siotha, says she was Choctaw. So while I would never claim to be Indian or Native American, I can say, it's in my lineage, it, in all truth, does answer some questions for me with why I believe or "feel" certain things and I do have some of it in my blood even if it's a small percentage.

I would never claim something that did not happen to me or mine, but it looks like some things did happen and I'm extremely interested to learn more about it.

We can read books and stories all we want, we'll never truly understand, but I want to learn as much as I can and try to identify as much as I can so I can understand as much as I can. If that makes any sense whatsoever. I'm not always that good at getting what I'm actually thinking down on paper.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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I highly identify with Irish culture and I always had some beliefs that I strongly feel that I have only seen attributed to nations/clans/tribes, (I don't know the correct word), I've read about. I won't go in to those because that's not what this thread is for but they were very strong...I can only say they were so strong that it felt wrong NOT to think and act and believe these ways.
A historical/cultural tidbit. The Choctaw had, and still have, a special affinity for the Scots and the Irish. (Why else do you suppose there are so many Scottish and Irish names on the rolls! ) The three peoples have a lot in common, historically and culturally.

Here's another tidbit:https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/michael/...ctaw/irish.htm
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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, 02:17 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, 12:03 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, 08:30 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 10-17-2011, 05:36 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, 07:23 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 10-19-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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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
Best option is a DNA test. They will tell you exactly what tribe.
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