19 thoughts on “Native American Information

  1. Chuck McDowell says:

    I am Scottish on my Dad’s Side and Cherokee on my Mother’s Side, my Mom’s Family is Well Documented by My Sister Charlotte McDowell Baker and I Charles L. McDowell lll, when I was about 32 yrs old I met a Navaho man called Joe Foster he was a very nice guy and we got along together as brothers, Joeseph Fostered Parented Children and taught them all the things they needed to know to be in the World. I told him I was working on my Family;s History and Geneology and he said.” Uhh, you are a “Spirit Stalker” and the name just stuck with me even when I didn’t even realize it had! Years later I discovered that all of Mother’s Kin’s Surnames were on several of the Cherokee Rolls, and found Cousins ,Aunt’s, Uncle’s were on various Rolls but None of the Grandparents were, it was because they had a White person living in the Household and therefore the White person was considered the Head of Household so the weren’t taken away on the Removal although some of my Family went the majority of them did not. I the State of Ga. if you were Cherokee or Creek and didn’t go you had to cover yourself up grow beards, never Dane or Celebrate as a Native American, Act like White People, send your Kids to School or they would come and take your Children away, repeat offenders would be dragged-of and murdered never to be seen again. There wasn’t any talk within the Families about being Native because they feared what they would do to you, these laws were in effect into the 1970’s in Ga. ,S.C. Al.,Tn. This is why a lot of Natives were never on the Rolls, they would have been murdered! This has been a cruel fate of my Families.

  2. Greg Gutierrez says:

    As you very well know, the transition of our great country from Native American to its current mixture has many casualties. The injustices continue even today.
    My Father was Robert I. Gutierrez. He lived his entire life knowing only a few things about his ancestry. He knew that the family said they were of Cherokee descent, that they came from Arkansas, to Shreveport, and that his grandmother had been separated from the tribe. His grandmother was Molly Garza Martinez (my great grandmother). She told of being sold off of the reservation in Arkansas at age 14 for the debt of a horse. She said her family was very poor and would have been in trouble with the local authorities if she was not given up.
    The man who bought her never allowed her to speak anything other than English, he got her pregnant, then several years later, left her. Her daughter’s name Mary Garza, later Mary Garza Gutierrez, then Mary Garza Gutierrez Hammer. Mary married the first time at age 15 and gave birth to my father, Robert I Gutierrez. Robert passed away four years ago at 85 years old. His life was always filled with uncertainty. People equated his dark skin and Spanish sur name, to being Mexican. He always refuted that. He was proud that his heritage was that of a Cherokee Indian, since that was what he had always been told by his family.
    After his death, I had a DNA profile completed. Of course, he had been correct. My profile shows 21% Native American and the rest is mixed races.
    I am not seeking anything as far as benefits or rights from the Nation, only a feeling of belonging that my father never had. It would be of great comfort to say I have been recognized as a member of the Great Nation. Since there are no records of my great grandmother’s existence, and all of my older relatives have passed away, is there any chance of belonging to the Cherokee Nation?

    Pictured here, my dad and I.

    Gregory Paul Gutierrez
    4503 Tutbury Ct.
    Amarillo, Texas 79119

  3. Andra Ceballos says:

    I am looking any family related to Jose M. Mendivil or his dauther Pilar Mendivil Olea.

  4. Betty Rice says:

    I am looking for any information on the Gardner Green family. I would like to know what tribe he belonged to. I have found his lineage connected to my family on my mothers side and believe that he was called Chief Red Wolf and was Cherokee. Thank you for any info that might help me.

  5. Cheryl Southerland says:

    My father’s mother was Cherokee. Her name was Eva Ollie. My father’s father was Blackfoot and Scottish. He was a Southerland. I know grandma Eva was from north Carolina and grandpa was from POwder SPrings in Tennessee. My mother is Cherokee, CHicksaw (did I spell that right?), Irish and Dutch. Quite a mix. My mother has mentioned the name Jenkins who was over 7 feet tall. That’s about all I know. I wish I knew more about my heritage. How do I connect with my people, so I can know who I am?

  6. June Simmons says:

    I would like to join a tribe. My ancestors were Black Foot and Chippewa.

  7. Billie Sturgis Sr says:

    I would like to know what native american tribe my ancestry is from ,I can’t afford ancestry.com ! I would like to know where I can turn to find out my ancestry .

    • Huitzilli says:

      Well ancestry will not tell you exactly what tribe you are from.. ask family for information if any good luck.

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  9. Nancy Rosenbrahn says:

    My wife and I love Darren’s music and we are so pleased at the success he’s having. It’s happening to the best person ever !!

    • GlynnEtta Martin says:

      They are mine also do you know the date that Morning died or any imformation will be appreciated.

      • Sandra Baldwin Burst says:

        They are my grandparents also. Morning Natanoah died in Virginia in 1880 according to ancestry.com.

      • I also am half native and am trying to learn as much about my culture including native young. Where can I learn this. Is there a translation native English dictionaries available in Ontario canada

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