Any Indians here?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lead, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    My wife just sent her paperwork off to Oklahoma again(they're very picky about the birth certificate), to apply for membership in the Cherokee Nation. She's not full blooded, but enough to qualify. Her dad had joined a few years ago.
    For her, it's mostly a matter of pride in her heritage, and a link to her ancestors.
    If it goes through, we're gonna see about our kids too.
    Now if I could just find something like that for a good Irishman, oh yeah, I remember, it's called a bar!
  2. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    It's diffucult task trying get all the docs.

    My fraternal grandmother was full blooded Potawatomi.
    The problem I have had is that she was adopted by a white family.
    I have her birth certificate however it shows her adopted parents.
    That way it's was recorded so there is nothing I can do or submit to the band.
    Anyone I could get affidavits from are long gone.

    Good luck in your endeavor.

  3. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Huron / Iroquois way back in the family.
  4. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    2 men + mom.
    1 man gave me life.
    1 man gave me a name.
    Man that gave life = mostly Indian, never met him.
    Man that gave me name = not Indian, did meet him.

    Enough Indian in me to qualify, IF I could prove it.

    Never could grow a beard for some reason. Hmmmm
  5. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    One eighth. Eastern Woodland. My ancestors, Abenaki from the St. Francis area of Canada.
    I spend a great deal of my time during the spring, summer and fall reliving my favorite period in history and celebrating my heritage by living as my ancestors did during the mid 1700s.
  6. ksswamprat

    ksswamprat New Member

    Dec 1, 2005
    1/2 Creek 1/2 Mongrel

  7. Light Coat

    Light Coat New Member

    Cherokee and Arapaho; not enough to worry about. Enough to qualify; but, just look to darned white for it to not be rediculous.
  8. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    Update- The cards came in the mail yesterday. She's now a member of the Cherokee Nation. She's pretty happy. It sure took a long time!
  9. HiPowerKid

    HiPowerKid New Member

    Jun 21, 2005
    NW FL
    Not any Indian blood in me as far as I know, but if you go back far enough . . . . we're ALL related. And (looking around) that can be a pretty scary thing!:eek:
  10. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    Full blooded
    Hinze 57 here can tell you a thing bout where I came from but it wasn't from under a very big rock or I wouldn't have made it out.
  11. polishshooter

    polishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    I was down in Durant OK a few weeks ago next to the 'New" Cherokee Casino, and they had a Billboard up showing the Cherokee Nation "Chief" and "Assistant Chief welcoming us. (I didn't know they HAD "Assistant" Chiefs, but there he WAS big as life!;) ) (Is that an elected position, or do you still have to earn it by counting coup? Just wondering....)

    But we all commented how it REALLY looked strange that the Head Chief of the whole tribe was blonde and blue eyed, heck he COULD have been Polish for all we know!:D
  12. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    My great grandmother on my dads side was a full blooded crow. I guess she had a thing for white guys? :D

    Most white people in this country do have some indian ancestory in their lineage.
    In fact now that i think about it my dads aunt supposedly had traced the family tree back to Pocahontas. I don't know weither she was goofy or if she really did have the proof. But by now i wonder how many people actually are decendants of her? Alot i would assume.

  13. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    My greatgrandmother was 1/2 Missourri Blackfoot. What ever I have in me is by the trickle-down method. My dad was full blood Chzech. First gen American which make me 2d Generation American on my pop's side. My mom's side been here forever it seems.
  14. cec

    cec New Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    New Hampshire
    Very diluted but I have Apache in my blood line (Great Great Grandmother). My Finnish and Lituanian sides come out more.

    My wife has Cherokee and Iroquois.
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