October 12, 2004

I come from an Indian princess...BULL

Native American literature fascinates me. For years, I heard stories from my grandmother of my family's Native American ancestors and have always been proud of my heritage. Unfortunately, once my mother started researching our geneaology, we found no record of a Native American background. Actually, most people think they have NA in their familes and most do not. I can't tell you how many times my mom has shown me comments/entires on her geneaology website stating: "My great-great-great grandmother was a Cherokee Indian princess." or "Geronimo was apart of our family." Gimme a break people. Everyone boasts of their unusual lineage, but that's the point! It's an unusual and RARE circumstance to have (and be able to prove) one's background, especially of NA. Most of their culture was oral, so the chance of having census or birth records is slim to none.
I'm sure some people really can trace their bloodline back to NA and that's great...but how many princesses do you think there really were? And Geronimo was only one guy...he can be related to everybody.

Posted by KatherineLambert at October 12, 2004 01:25 PM
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Katie,

WOW! It's very neat that heard stories that you might have some background with the Native Americans. I think it depends on whether people have or have not immigrated toAmerica or not,to see whether they have some Native American background. I know that I don't have any Native American background, because my family and my background originated in India, then after awhile people began to move all over the world.

-Nabila

Posted by: NabilaUddin at October 12, 2004 04:59 PM
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