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March 19, 2023 at 4:38 am in reply to: NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of John “Blackfeather” Jeffries #67076
The community celebration of life for John Blackfeather today was standing room only. Truly a wonderful tribute to a beloved man of infinite wisdom. It was great to see Linda and have a chance to catch up some. It has been way too long since we have talked. (Linda, I found my password… the computer desk needed cleaning anyhow). I spend most of my time on Ancestry and Findagrave but will try to check in at Saponitown more often.
Techteach, I thought maybe you were shouting because you have gotten hard of hearing in your old age. LOL I know since I was last active on Saponitown my body has gone down hill drastically. I’m not invalid yet but I feel my age. LOL Good to see you again. Are you still in touch with any of our old members?
Marc, if we are open to new members then I’ll start inviting some.
Marc, the genealogy and local history Facebook groups that I am in are very strict about rudeness and off-topic discussion. Any politics, religion, personal attacks, and memes are taken down within minutes and the member warned. That cuts WAY DOWN on the clutter without restricting the purpose of the group.
Seeker, your families’ migration pattern is very typical of these mixed groups leaving VA.
Heya Seeker, good to see you again. What discoveries have you made since we were last active? Have you done DNA testing?
I have taken Ancestry DNA but haven’t extended to any of the other sites yet. I know just enough about DNA to be dangerous. The combination of research outside of the box and DNA thrulines did smash through 3 brick walls and correct one wrong path. Also found a niece that I didn’t know that I had. That was pretty neat.
Obviously, Ancestry does not have a database for Virginia, Carolina Indians. We should work on identifying some segments we have in common. I have a friend who wants to connect to a Gibson database group. How would he do that?
The best way to keep connected to other natives is by being a part of the powwow circuit in your area. Also social media. Becky has a Facebook page just for our native family. With covid curtailing powwows right now, social media is about the only way to keep in touch. With that in mind, I would really love to see Saponitown come back to life.October 7, 2016 at 2:17 am in reply to: Randolph County, Indiana – 1830 Census – Haithcock research + genetic genealogy #38142
Marc, Stem is actually just outside of Oxford, NC in current Granville Co. Col. Eaton’s land would be just south of Eaton’s Ferry in current Vance or Warren (too lazy to get out a map;-) ….. a distance of 25 or 30 miles …. the same people…. they just spread west as the land opened up. Simon Jeffries land was just west and south of Col Eaton’s place….. so ALL of old Granville was settled by mixed-bloods years before Lord Granville began giving out land grants. It was the claims made by this English aristocrat on property that had been occupied for many years that sent many of these families to the new frontier and eventually to Indiana. They refused to pay some Englishman for land that they felt was theirs from many years of occupancy.
Off topic……. about all of this land is in danger of flooding as Mathew slowly drowns us.
Thanks for sharing the Facebook page. I put it in favs and will check it daily. We had a protester come to the Dark Mountain powwow last weekend to share the latest news. They are trying to attend as many NA gatherings as they can to get the word out. We voiced our solidarity with the protest with an honor song and many of us slipped some money to Danny since he was heading straight back to the camp.
When will the general public realize that clean water is much more precious than oil? And when will people realize that this isn’t just an NDN issue? There are millions of people in the Missouri/Mississippi river basins that are downstream from this pipeline. Why is the mainstream media ignoring this story???
And it isn’t just Standing Rock…. this pipeline will cut the country in half. There is also a protest in Texas on the Pecos river.
Our problem here in NC is with Duke Power’s coal ash ponds contaminating rivers and groundwater…… but that is another matter entirely.
One of the ladies attending the Cabarrus powwow has posted a picture of a large sign at that powwow in support of Standing Rock. I’ll report on the Surry powwow tomorrow.
Mark. You are on the ball. Mike Gray was in Standing Rock during the dog attacks and gave a very moving speech during/after our honor dance and he is one of the founders of our ACP movement. There were pictures taken of all the dancers in the circle with the sign. Were those pictures put online? We also loaded a truck with winter supplies that will be leaving for Sacred Stone camp tonight.
**it’s about to get real.
I’m hearing rumors that at least some members of Rolling Thunder plan to deploy….. maybe some VFW riders, too.
I would hope that if 1000 veterans on motorcycles, in uniform, show up, the security forces will be wise enough to step aside and let the veterans complete their mission. Their main goal is to show the world that this isn’t just an ndn issue. It affects all of us. And it isn’t just about this pipeline, it is about our dependence on oil in general.
We will be heading for this one Friday morning. Hope to see some of our VA friends there.
Didn’t see any #NoACP #NoDAPL signs though.
I’m in the ribbon shirt just behind Doug in first picture. Becky is 2nd from left in group picture where Mike is talking. Also, all the pictures of people posing with the blue sign in the other thread were taken at Nottoway
Great powwow as usual.
Sorry for the delay in replying. Our computer died and I finally got a tablet but typing is very difficult on it. There is a link to an article that goes into great detail on the timeline of disinfranchisement laws in Virginia colony. I can’t recall which article, but it would be enlightening to read them all anyhow. I do recall that it became illegal for a freed African to have English indentured servants by the 1680s and in 1703 it became illegal for a person known by his community to not be 100% white to marry white. Along with numerous other laws concerning testifying and land ownership and child rearing, by the early 1700s, all brown people in Virginia colony were undoubtedly second class citizens. When the opportunity to escape this discrimination arose, many mixed race people took it. As discrimination caught up to them at each new location, they moved to the next new wilderness.