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Forum: Chit Chat 10-06-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Leach
Found additional information: She was born...

Found additional information:

She was born in 1863 and died in 1941. Her name as Henretta Nixon.

Her earliest known Native ancestor was Mary Dixon - originally from Carroll County, VA (Carroll...
Forum: Chit Chat 12-22-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Leach
Found my tribe and clan!!!

I am Cherokee. (Aniwaya/Wolf Clan)

Finally found my Native ancestors through traditional research!

As some of you say a lot, Cherokee seem to be a very well documented people!

Also, I know...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-20-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Leach
What tribe are you part of? :)

What tribe are you part of? :)
Forum: Chit Chat 08-20-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Leach
THank you! I am unsure of whenit was taken...

THank you!

I am unsure of whenit was taken -but I know it was most likely taken where she lived in Georgia. I remember my cousin telling me that my grandfather's grandma was Native American. I...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-20-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 47,188
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Posted By Leach
Looks like the party is in here. Happy...

Looks like the party is in here.

Happy Sunday, brothers and sisters.

Very excited to share that I found a picture of my great great grandma.
Isnt' she lovely?

http://i.imgur.com/i4oFDDo.jpg
Forum: Chit Chat 08-20-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Leach
Finally found pic of my great great grandma

Very excited!

http://i.imgur.com/i4oFDDo.jpg
Forum: Chit Chat 07-01-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
I pretty much did the AncestryDNA test and then...

I pretty much did the AncestryDNA test and then FTDNA, then GEDMatch. All returned similar results.

AncestryDNA has connected me to a few of my Native cousins. Those who are mostly Native...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-30-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
I'm 1/25th based on a DNA test which is subject...

I'm 1/25th based on a DNA test which is subject to error. But I pulled cousin matches on ancestryDna that are 15-30% Native. So it's all a toss up when looking at those numbers. Then of course...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-30-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
And I also believe culture trumps DNA. For...

And I also believe culture trumps DNA. For instance, many biracial black/white people identify simply as Black. Biologically, this is incomplete identification and only half of who they are. But if...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-30-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
You misunderstood me. I didn't and don't see that...

You misunderstood me. I didn't and don't see that woman as someone who isn't Native enough or is a wannabe, etc. If anything I see that DNA testing doesn't match with documentation sometimes. It's...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-30-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
Well my known native ancestors are indeed on my...

Well my known native ancestors are indeed on my mothers maternal side. DNA tests in my opinion aren't the be all and say all because they aren't perfect. But they can be a helpful piece to the...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-30-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
well, duh. Lol That's why I felt compelled...

well, duh. Lol

That's why I felt compelled to take a DNA test. And the results supported the story.
Forum: Chit Chat 06-29-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
"Reclaiming your identity". Those words pretty...

"Reclaiming your identity". Those words pretty much sum up how I feel with this entire journey I've been on for the past few months. From what I know, many mixed blood Black/Native people who chose...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-29-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
It's neither the first or the second. I'm...

It's neither the first or the second.

I'm not called "Buck" in my life, I have never instructed anyone to call me this. This thread was more of a "random thought" type of thing. I was in my bed...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-29-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
I always wondered if Chief was simply a nickname...

I always wondered if Chief was simply a nickname for my great grandmother or her real name. But I confirmed it was her given name through Census Records. The oldest record being when she was just 7...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-29-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
I can understand and respect where you come from....

I can understand and respect where you come from. Although Indian blood is in my veins, I am not an Indian. It's just not the way I was raised, I am far removed from the culture.

I didn't mean to...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-29-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
Maybe there's a misunderstanding here. I always...

Maybe there's a misunderstanding here. I always knew of my Native heritage through oral history but never looked into it. I didn't base knowledge of MY family off of a few observations and a DNA...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-29-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
The replies in this thread show me how...

The replies in this thread show me how misinformed some of you are. I never "admitted" that I was White. Can you find the post where I said that? I am African American.

And me not desiring tribal...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-29-2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
Let me be clear on one thing: I've had a...

Let me be clear on one thing:

I've had a fascination with The Buck way before I took interest in doing Native research or taking a DNA test. I did take a test, and it says that I am 1/25th Native...
Forum: Chit Chat 06-11-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
lollll hey guys:lol:

lollll

hey guys:lol:
Forum: Chit Chat 06-11-2016, 03:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,703
Posted By Leach
Naming myself.

I've always had a deep connection with animals, especially the Buck. I feel as if its such a powerful and majestic creature, yet it is so vulnerable, and strategically hides from its hunters. It's...
Forum: Ancestry and Genealogy 06-09-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,490
Posted By Leach
You're the best! I'm pretty sure the...

You're the best!

I'm pretty sure the ancestors I know of and are able to research were definitely English speaking and mixed blood (African-American + Native).

And you're right, what you're...
Forum: Ancestry and Genealogy 06-09-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,490
Posted By Leach
This makes so much sense. Wow. My family...

This makes so much sense.

Wow. My family lived in North Carolina, had Native names (my great grandmother Chief, her siblings Badger, Leola, etc) and my great grandmother told my grandmother that...
Forum: Chit Chat 01-31-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By Leach
Smile Thank you so much for taking your time to answer...

Thank you so much for taking your time to answer my post :)

I really want to connect to my Native roots and just trying to learn as I go along.
:thumbsup:

You are so gracious.
Forum: Chit Chat 01-24-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By Leach
Wink Beauty of Native American names.

With much faith and work, I was finally able to locate the names of my great grandmother's siblings.

Her name was Chief.
Her brother's name was Badger. (God of Protection)
Sister's name was...
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