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  • in reply to: Shepherd last name heritage questions #36558

    DStrait
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    Hi!

    You stated that your NA Ancestors lived in MD and also noticed Collins was one of your family surnames. Were you related to a Mary Collins, who married Phillip Evans Jr. in MD? Phillip Evans Jr. was Blackfoot (Saponi) and I believe Mary was also. This would have been around 1750. I would appreciate any help you could give me on this. Thanks!

    Dale

    in reply to: Shepherd last name heritage questions #36560

    DStrait
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    Techteach, Thank you! Just thought I would give it a shot!

    in reply to: Saponi Thumb #36431

    DStrait
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    Jennifer, remember the last time we talked about having extra digits? We got in trouble! lol! Would be interesting to find out that is a ethnic trait among our People.

    in reply to: The passing of Painted Horse #36378

    DStrait
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    My prayers go out to her family!

    in reply to: Hello All!!! #36306

    DStrait
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    Welcome to Saponi Town! Do you have any of your other Ancestor’s names and places where they lived? If you do, we can help you out with your research. You will no longer be confused, but informed. Again Welcome!

    in reply to: Hello All!!! #36329

    DStrait
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    The names I was talking about would be the Natives names you are seeking. I do know Collins and Gibson are of Saponi origins. The reason you want to know where they lived, is to see if any Saponi lived there also. You might want to make a list of your ancestors names, dates of when they were born, lived and died and where they lived. I think you definitely have a connection to the Saponi.

    in reply to: Hi I'm a new member #36279

    DStrait
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    Hi Marc!

    Welcome to Saponitown! You will find that this is one of the best websites out there. I have learned a lot here and you will too. Have a good one!

    DStrait

    in reply to: New Saponi Tribe #36341

    DStrait
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    I agree with you about Saponi Town providing a sense of community to us. This site is probably the most positive Native sites out there. But something virtual will never take the place for real human contact. A Tribe for Native people was family and it was our way. We all have a longing to be part of a real family. If not it leaves a big hole in us.

    in reply to: New Saponi Tribe #36323

    DStrait
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    I submitted a reply and when I hit the submit button, it disappeared.

    in reply to: New Saponi Tribe #36325

    DStrait
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    Syd, I got your messages and when I replyed, it disappeared. If you want you can semd me messgages thru my regular email. I will try again.

    in reply to: Where did the Saponi descend from? #36307

    DStrait
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    Syd, did you recieve my reply to your thread?

    in reply to: Where did the Saponi descend from? #36313

    DStrait
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    I think I have read about that before, as well as some other things very similar. The reason I started this thread was I was being told a lot of different theories. I am a member of the Saponi Nation of Ohio and on our website they state we were a subgroup of the Ohio River Valley Sioux. Some people were saying that was not true. Yet when I have done a lot of research on this, the results point to the fact that we were descended from the Sioux. Horatio Hale stated that we were from Siouan stock and Dakotan stock. Siouan is derived from Sioux and Dakotan from Dakota. People just want to discount oral history. Yet oral history was how all Native people passed down their traditions and ways. It is just like the Blackfoot ID that most of us have had handed down orally through our families. We all know who we are and people just want to tell us different.

    in reply to: Where did the Saponi descend from? #36315

    DStrait
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    Syd, did you recieve my reply to your thread?

    in reply to: Where did the Saponi descend from? #36327

    DStrait
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    Syd, I have read the same exact history listed in some other sources in regard to the Sioux. To me there is a connection to the Saponi. The problem is no one wants to believe the documention that is there. I know when I even hinted of this, others almost wanted to rip my head off! I wonder why sometimes that there is such an objection to this subject. If that is our history, why are people so against it? Our history is what it is.

    in reply to: Where did the Saponi descend from? #36334

    DStrait
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    I looked up the words Saponi Sioux to see what would come up. Wiki.Answers.com had a lot of info on the Sioux, so I checked it out. The question of “How many different tribes are in the Sioux Tribe?” I found their answer interesting and is as follows: There are many Tribes. The Sioux are broken down in 5 main nations. Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, SAPONI and Catawba. Among these are many tribes. The Sioux makes up about 1/4 of all tribes in North America.

    There are no references listed for this answer on the website and I am going to look into it further. Just thought I would share!

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