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Old 08-18-2010, 08:38 PM   #10
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Black Dutch

As a child in West Virginia, when I asked my father about our family history he would tell me we had a lot of Black Dutch in us but would never say what Black Dutch was. It was like he was afraid to say. That we had NDN blood was said in whispers. Our grandfather was said to have been "adopted", but no one would talk about it. He died in 1936 when Dad was a young teen.

Dad has passed on, but his brother decided to investigate and now recognized as Shawnee and has tribal membership. Seems that many peoples of the Appalachians used this term.
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