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Old 04-06-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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Default Do you have any American Indian ancestry?

I recently discovered that my great grandmother was Cherokee. It was a family secret that was told by one of my aunts on her deathbed. I have read that stories like mine are occurring more and more since there is no longer a stigma associated with being American Indian.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY
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yup, some of my ancestors are choctaw. then again everybody i know that was born here in okla has some indian ancestry.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:36 PM
 
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I'm just a little bit as the family stories tell. My grandmother's great grandmother was a cherokee, so that gives me a tiny fraction of NA blood.

My brother (half-brother) is about 50% Native American. His father is an Aymara from Bolivia. South American indigenous people's are also called Native Americans.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:13 AM
 
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Yeah I have Sioux & Cherokee from my great grandmother, and then some Chickahominy from way way back. My dad is from Oklahoma btw
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:19 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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None that I know of but I am a good portion Quebecois and most french-canadians have some Huron blood. I am avid genealogist and hope to eventually come across some native ancestry just to spice it up a little hahaha.

It seems most people that are only a portion indian are cherokee or other southern tribes. at least from these responses. any specific hypthosises as to why?
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Old 04-07-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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My grandmother was 100% Seminole (Miccosukee) from South Florida.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Central Austin
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^^^ Because Southerners aren't as racist as everyone makes them out to be! In all seriousness, though, I am 1/8 Coushatta, a tribe from the Southern US that was forced to East Texas/Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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None that I know of but I am a good portion Quebecois and most french-canadians have some Huron blood. I am avid genealogist and hope to eventually come across some native ancestry just to spice it up a little hahaha.

It seems most people that are only a portion indian are cherokee or other southern tribes. at least from these responses. any specific hypthosises as to why?

I think Cherokees married outside the tribe more frequently than other American Indians.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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The stigma against having Native relatives just lifted recently?
Most white Americans have a Native or African relative back there somewhere, whether they know it or not. Basically all black Americans have non-African relatives back there somewhere. I think the estimated admixture was around 30% European or something.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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I think Cherokees married outside the tribe more frequently than other American Indians.
Maybe. There also where just a lot of em and were forced long distances, etc...
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