Do You Have Indian (Native American) ...
Outdoor man

Cynthiana, KY

#21 Sep 5, 2008
spitfire wrote:
Hello I am also CHEROKEE Indian (maiden) mix I have blood line in me from CHIEF RED BIRD I will also be at the pow-wow at the optimist club this weekend for FRI-SAT-SUN I am looking to try to get my Indian Number i was told to talk to Tom Jones but don't know how to find him or where to start. Hope to see a big turn out.
Just ask someone when you go in the gate if Tom is there or how to get up with him.
COOl

Hopkinsville, KY

#22 Sep 6, 2008
I went to the Indian Fastival last night.It was enjoyable. The dances were nice and the hoop dancer was amazing!!!!!!!!!!Live buffalo and good things for the kids to see and do. I'm glad they do that.
London

Mount Vernon, KY

#23 Sep 6, 2008
TeePee Tamer wrote:
Well I guess I am about to get some crap started by the next lines. The African Americans are always talking about being abused and mistreated. In my opinion and its mine only the folks that were mistreated on this earth were the Native American Indians. They were forced off the land they hunted and were put on Reservations. The Native americans were our first settlers of this land and I am friends with Tom Jones and his son Shannon.Now Im not saying that African Americans were not mistreated, they too were treated very bad. The Native American was here first, and Pushed off theyre land and that is my opinion and mine only.
Yes, that's crap! I mean, I totally agree with you saying that the indians were abused and I think it's a crying shame; they definitely were! BUT how can you say that going over to African and kidnapping people and forcing them to come to American to work in slavery, is not as bad? Let alone the abuse that they endured the whole time! I am Miss Whitebread America, but I can definitely see the abuse to both races and both situations are horrible!
the present

Cynthiana, KY

#24 Sep 6, 2008
I think it's awful too, but not one living person today can change what happened back then. Africans can move back to Africa any time they want. I don't mean that in a mean or demeaning way. I'm simply saying that they have their freedom just like everyone else in the United States. There is nothing keeping them here today. The people who are living today should not feel guilty for what happened back then. Many of us didn't even have relatives who lived in the United States at that time. Plus, most people who lived here during that time did not have enough money to be able to afford to buy a slave. You don't hear women standing around whining because for years and years they were forced to work like slaves under the thumb of men without having any rights such as voting. I think we need to concentrate on making this the best country possible for today and the future.
the present

Cynthiana, KY

#25 Sep 6, 2008
The Indians are a completely different matter from the one discussed before. They were definitely treated badly. However, they have been given large tracts of land and I believe at one point even monetary reparation. I don't think that it could have been enough. However, they do have the benefit of living in the country and achieving whatever they want to go for. Once again, people living today are not responsible for what happened.
crying eyes

London, KY

#26 Sep 7, 2008
Indians today are living on lands that most white people didn't want. My ancesters were forced to give up thier heritage and homes so white people could get what they wanted. It all comes down to greed. As far as haveing monetary reperations, most come from the casinos on the rez's.
There are Indians from the Sioux tribe living in the 2 poorest counties in the U.S. In South Dakota. Many do not have running water and the basics are few and far between. Please check out www.FriendsofPineRidge.com for more info to substantiate this and see if there is something that you can do to help.
They make requests for donations for just about anything from school supplies to fabric.

Since: Sep 08

Mayfield, KY

#27 Sep 13, 2008
I agree with you,teepee tamer.Native Americans are too strong and proud to cry about their past.White and Black races could learn a lot from them if they opened their minds and realized that their history lessons were not always accurate.
mist in wind

United States

#28 Sep 30, 2008
I am trying to trace & claim my native american indian roots...for me and my children. Do the DNA blood test meet the requirement to be joined to a tribe?
pocolamie

Jersey City, NJ

#29 Sep 30, 2008
ted wilson dish tech wrote:
I agree with you,teepee tamer.Native Americans are too strong and proud to cry about their past.White and Black races could learn a lot from them if they opened their minds and realized that their history lessons were not always accurate.
They could teach you a lot about the art of survival too. They can live it without a sweat. Can you build a campfire and cook on it without any pots or pans? One indian told a story at the festival how he was taken from his mama when he was a little boy. Taken by the white man's welfare system, because (their ways of life was supposed to be unhealthy). And he always questioned why they did that, because they had been living like that for thousands of years. He said he was cheated out of his culture, because those survival skills were stolen from him. Then later on in life, he learned all those skills and found his mama. I cried when he finished telling his true story. Here are some Indian stories: http://www.ewebtribe.com/NACulture/stories.ht...

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#30 Nov 18, 2008
Yes I do. My great, great grandmother was native american, Creek nation. I am black. The native blood is very evident on my father's side of the family. I have a cousin who looks completely native. I look like a cocoa-colored native american when I staighten my hair.
why not

Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

#31 Nov 18, 2008
TeePee Tamer wrote:
My wife is part Indian and strangely enough part bulldog. What time she aint on the warpath shes sitting on her butt growling
That was so funny!

“YHWH prevails Rev 20:10”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#32 Nov 18, 2008
Ultimately all mankind are related, as we all come from Adam and Eve.

I have found Lumbee, Cherokee, and Seminole, German, Irish, and Scottish in my family tree.
little beaver

Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

#33 Nov 18, 2008
TeePee Tamer wrote:
Well I guess I am about to get some crap started by the next lines. The African Americans are always talking about being abused and mistreated. In my opinion and its mine only the folks that were mistreated on this earth were the Native American Indians. They were forced off the land they hunted and were put on Reservations. The Native americans were our first settlers of this land and I am friends with Tom Jones and his son Shannon.Now Im not saying that African Americans were not mistreated, they too were treated very bad. The Native American was here first, and Pushed off theyre land and that is my opinion and mine only.
TEEPEE, THAT'S YOUR OPINION AND THE OPINON OF ALOT OF OTHER AMERICAN INDIAN DECENDENTS LIKE MYSELF. PEACE BE WITH YOU MY RED BROTHER.
Summer

Gray, KY

#34 Nov 18, 2008
Yes, I do.
Skicin

Sullivan, OH

#35 Nov 18, 2008
ex_nihilo wrote:
Ultimately all mankind are related, as we all come from Adam and Eve.
I have found Lumbee, Cherokee, and Seminole, German, Irish, and Scottish in my family tree.
This certainly is your belief and you are entitled to it. The Native Americans, past and present that live "traditionally" certainly do not believe this as there are many Native American Gods. It was the explorers, settlers, and missionaries who tried to convert Native Americans from there beliefs that in no way had anything to do with Chritianity. This is the worst kind of persecution, stealing ones religious beliefs and mirroring those to ones own. My children are both Native American. There mother grew up on a reservation and I can tell you first hand, most stereotypes of reservation life are true. Whoever said the land they were given was land no one else wanted was entirely correct.

“YHWH prevails Rev 20:10”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#36 Nov 18, 2008
Skicin wrote:
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This certainly is your belief and you are entitled to it. The Native Americans, past and present that live "traditionally" certainly do not believe this as there are many Native American Gods. It was the explorers, settlers, and missionaries who tried to convert Native Americans from there beliefs that in no way had anything to do with Chritianity. This is the worst kind of persecution, stealing ones religious beliefs and mirroring those to ones own. My children are both Native American. There mother grew up on a reservation and I can tell you first hand, most stereotypes of reservation life are true. Whoever said the land they were given was land no one else wanted was entirely correct.
The settlers who murdered the Natives also had nothing to do with Christianity.=)

“you will never see it coming”

Since: May 08

lily

#37 Nov 18, 2008
London wrote:
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Yes, that's crap! I mean, I totally agree with you saying that the indians were abused and I think it's a crying shame; they definitely were! BUT how can you say that going over to African and kidnapping people and forcing them to come to American to work in slavery, is not as bad? Let alone the abuse that they endured the whole time! I am Miss Whitebread America, but I can definitely see the abuse to both races and both situations are horrible!
how can you honestly say that their being treated badly today.quit living in the past.thats all said and done.people dont have slaves anymore.history is important,but i believe that people has learned a valuable lesson from the past.we cant go onwith trying to be a united country until we let this go
Skicin

Laredo, TX

#38 Nov 18, 2008
The settlers who murdered the Natives also had nothing to do with Christianity.=)

Perhaps not all settlers, but certainly some, but I did notice the rest you could not refute. Again, they were stripped of thier religious beliefs based on what others thought should be believed and taught. It is now only the true "traditional" Native Americans that have original religious beliefs, which again, inspired many Gods, not just one God. Mine is a one God belief,being Catholic, but I do not believe anyone should be stripped of thier beliefs based on what others feel is best.

“~~Tinknky”

Since: Nov 08

London

#39 Nov 18, 2008
I am one forth Cherokee, my grandmother was full blooded.
Skicin

United States

#40 Nov 18, 2008
Tinknky wrote:
I am one forth Cherokee, my grandmother was full blooded.
Which means you are entitled to any and all BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) benefits. If you want to go back to college, and maintain a certain gradepoint average, there is aid available. If you live on a reservation, healthcare access is no cost. My family has Passamaquoddy in our bloodline, but I am only 1/16. My childrens mother is 1/2 making them more than 1/4 as well. Of course, I prefer them to not live on the rez, there is nothing there for them.

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