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Linda wrote: Yeah, whatcha been up to?
Just more medical stuff to deal with. I was getting ready to respond to myself, if no one did. :p
Don’t you have to live in Canada to be Metis? Yes I know what the word means.
I want to wish a Happy Birthday to my dear friend Linda. Sorry so belated, but you know I’m always late.;)
Test! I just wrote a long post & it didn’t work. 🙁
If in fact your ancestor was placed with nuns to care for her, then I’m sure she wasn’t alone. Possibly this is a story that has yet to be told.
Tom wrote: These two links provide some background into the Metis people of Canada.
I am not suggesting that people go for any kind of rights, just that if the ESDA would become a group of people with and NDN identity then we need somesort of criteria to follow, aswell there is obviously many different areas with people on this forum that could be described as divisional bands etc.
After reading some of the reseacrh presented on the web regarding the Saponi people they consisted of 12 head men, therefore there maybe 12 divisions or atleast 12 areas where descendants may have relocated or stayed., just something to consider looking at if the ESDA formlulates!
Tom are you Metis? Just wondering because a good friend of mine is.
I really like the name change. It’s more of inviting & friendly. Good job! 🙂
First there were Eugenics records, now we have DNA records. How far have we really come? Open up your eyes, we don’t need no stinking DNA tests to tell us who we are.
If you don’t embrace all of your culture/ancestry you’re disrespecting yourself.
I’m not in the mood to celebrate, so I’ll just turn off the news in July, stay indoors and reflect on what this anniversary truly means.
Thanks to the media, politicians, and Tavis Smiley Jamestown 2007 is now just about slavery of Africans. Welcome to the new Virginia. If our people don’t stand up for themselves now we should hang our heads in shame.
Embrace & respect all of your ancestors linage. If one’s heritage is very diverse then you just have more to love & learn than others do. 😉
I replied to your private message regarding the Phelps, Turners, & North families. Out of the surnames you listed the ones above are the only ones in my line.
My mother’s family consists mainly of:
Going (too many wives to prove this one):confused:
WalkerOctober 8, 2005 at 2:24 am in reply to: And we wonder why we can't find any records on our families #24473
Bill Childs wrote: Can anyone be ‘certain’ as to who torched the courthouse full of “Those Records” when the perfect opportunity during a war arose?? 🙂
I would have thought of it.
Lot’s of courthouses were burned but many of those were not in a ‘line of march’ .
Think about it.
Many courthouses were burned but some records exist that were normally kept in those courthouses.
As far as the Monacan’s are concerned the Buffalo Ridge Cherokee’s aren’t one in the same. Plus how can they be? Since one group is called Cherokee and the other isn’t. 😉 I’ve stated this a few years back ,so those with a good memory excuse me repeating myself. The Buffalo Ridge went to the Va. Council of Indians and tried to get recognized by the State, however they were turned down even though they had the required documents. The Va. Council of Indians changed the requirements for getting State recognition after the Monacan’s became recognized. So, that left the Buffalo Ridge out in the cold so to speak. Was it intentional so they could deny them their rights? Yes it was. I was told point blank over the phone, “The Buffalo Ridge Cherokee Indians are too dark”. It’s a race issue, some our own people can’t even step out of racism how do we expect others to treat us any better? :confused:
I realize you come from Ok, and as you stated you are new to Virginia research. So how about us telling you what we know, what little we have left to remember? All I can say is this Virginia prior to 1835 was a part of the Cherokee Nation. All of the Cherokee’s that lived here at the time of the boundry change were no longer looked at as Cherokee. They were by blood, but they couldn’t be a part of the Cherokee Nation unless they moved out of Virginia.
My family is from the Amherst area, and my grandmother told me that we are Cherokee, she never mentioned any other Tribe. I am going by the old ways and believing what my grandmother passed down to me. He words may not be proof enough for you, but honestly at the point I have come to in my life’s journey it doesn’t matter what others think. I would and never have questioned what you are, because I respect you.
Deborah aka coheelady