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Old 05-06-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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Once you found out, di you "become' a member of that tribe?
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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i found out i was cherokee last year but i am not a member of the tribe
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I don't know...because I have a Comanche family, grew up with my Nation and have always been a member. Go figure.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Just finding out does not make you a member of that tribe (Nation). If you want to become a recognized member you must prove you are a direct descendant of a registered member. It's more complicated than that, but that's the short answer to your question.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: FROM Dixie, but IN SoCal
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It wasn't exactly a surprise for me...
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I found out within the past year that I'm part Taino, but I've never met anyone from that culture. I'd like to learn more about it.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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I've always known. My dad's grandmother was Wyandot and he remembered her very clearly. She used to take him on walks and they'd look for arrowheads and things. She'd tell him about her life. He talked about her just as anyone would talk about a grandparent.

(Maybe a little more. He thought she was pretty special. I wish I'd known her.)
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Once you found out, di you "become' a member of that tribe?
For most people they found out they are Native American by looking in the mirror and seeing a Native American looking phenotype.

What's next are you going you going to ask "How did you find out you are Black ?".
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Denver
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When the government threatened to take my land and put me somewhere.



j/k
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I found out within the past year that I'm part Taino, but I've never met anyone from that culture. I'd like to learn more about it.
If you're finding out you're Taino it's certainly via the Carribean. I'm sorry to tell you, but the Taino culture was obliterated when the Spanish brutally enslaved the whole population and through disease. Their decendents are Cubans and Peurto Ricans, but there's no full blooded Taino left and the culture and language disappeared centuries ago, preserved only in written accounts and through archaeology. There still exist tribes that were related to the Taino, however, as they were related to the Arawak peoples, many tribes of whom still survive in South America. If you want to find out about related peoples, lookup the Arawaks. They are not Taino, but they are close, in the way the Polish are not the Slovaks, but they aren't so different when compared to Somali.
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