Can I Get Money If I Have a Native American Ancestor?

Sometimes people see dollar signs when they think about Native American genealogy. They’ve heard stories and their thoughts turn to prosperous Indian casinos. They think that if they can prove Indian blood, they may get a check. Or they hope they can get money to help with college. If you have a Native ancestor and can prove it, there are some resources available to help with college and sometimes medical services, but it is not as simple as one might think. It is also a very sensitive issue. If you go onto a Native American genealogical forum, be respectful and know that it is very controversial who deserves to share in precious Indian tribal resources already spread thinly. Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy IV – Native Americans Hidden in Our Family Trees. Available here:

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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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