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“Just a littlebit”

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Nov 14, 2012
 

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As most of you know...

On my maternal side I'm First Generation Irish American

On my paternal side I'm Second Generation Irish American as both my Grandparents arrived as a form of Indentured Servants offspring, my grandmother on the boat coming over and my grandfather in Ireland but his parents die on the boat and Ellis Island put my 4 year old grandfather on an Orphan Train to Montana.

So my ethnic heritage is certain....it's Irish! It's half Green from my maternal side and half Orange from the paternal.

What I'm wondering is how so many Americans have either some Cherokee in them or they're related to Pocahontas. I heard it all the time growing up in California in the 60's and 70's.

Wouldn't that make most people related?

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Nov 15, 2012
 
It would if it were true. But it's not.

It was common practice for a while for a man to call his wife his "Cherokee princess" (Pocahontas, I'm not sure about, but it's probably true for that, too.) The children of the family would hear this and believe they had Cherokee blood. But it was actually nothing more than an endearment.

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Nov 18, 2012
 
Panache wrote:
It would if it were true. But it's not.
It was common practice for a while for a man to call his wife his "Cherokee princess" (Pocahontas, I'm not sure about, but it's probably true for that, too.) The children of the family would hear this and believe they had Cherokee blood. But it was actually nothing more than an endearment.
I would like to thank you for answering me....I tried to research it but came up without finding an answer other than a rude joke usually relating to sex.

It was the kinda thing when I was growing up one person would say it and then before you'd know the rest of the room would be saying it except me and I just wanted to know how or why it started.

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