Hello, first post here, Google brought me here, and I apologize if this posting is in the wrong forum. I remember from my childhood sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen, and her telling us that there was something about us that we didn’t know yet. She showed us a picture of a Native American man, in a head-dress, and told us that he was a Blackfoot Indian, and that we were descendants of his. I have nothing else to go on, aside from a picture in my head, and the statement from my grandmother. I now have 5 children, and it has become important to me to find out “who I am” and “what heritage I pass on to my children.” As I said, Google brought me here, and I would love it if anyone could provide any assistance / guidance in getting me to a determination of what I actually am.
Thank you Three Crows. I realized, I should probably expand on my story just a bit. My wife is 1/4 Cherokee, so the children know their Native roots there, that sort of got me more into figuring out my roots. Last year, I was having a casual conversation with a female co-worker, and after telling her this story, she said that she too is Blackfoot, and the story her mother told her was identical to mine. Weird thing too, Blackfoot, from what I read, the men are tall, and the women are short, I am 6’7″, she is 5’4″. Anyhow, the story my grandmother told me, which my co-worker’s mother told her also is. “A Blackfoot chief sent scouting parties back East, to learn the white man’s ways, and when they got here, they inter-married with the white-men(women) and that is how a tribe known to be Western ended up in the East.” I have recently met yet another co-worker (a man) who said he too is Blackfoot, from the Canadian clans. This has me really wanting to get to the truths. Myself, although I look extremely non-native, try to follow the spiritual teachings that I find myself drawn to, even though I was raised Catholic.