Genealogy – If I’m French Am I Also Native American?

Kindle COVER Secret Genealogy IV

French Trappers who went deep into American wild lands couldn’t help but come into close contact with the Indians. These hearty mountain men came to live as the Indians did and frequently married Native women. The children from these marriages are called Metis. Though there are many instances of French mistreatment toward the Indians, the Colonial French government encouraged intermarriage and having children through those marriages. There was a brotherhood between the French and the Indians. Most of the Indians sided with the French during the French and Indian Wars and when the French lost to the English, the Indians rebelled. There’s no reason to assume that if you are an American with French ancestry that you are also Native-American. However, there is no reason to assume that you aren’t.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy IV – Native Americans Hidden in Our Family Trees. Available here:

eBook or computer download through Smashwords:


Published by

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s