Genealogy… Of Course White Americans Have Native American Ancestry

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When Colonial Europeans walked into America’s wildlands, the roads they took had been well travelled for centuries by Native Americans. The rivers the European explorers paddled down were familiar to the Natives, having used them for trade routes all their lives and their father’s before them. Coastal villages were connected by shoreline paths. European men weren’t just looking for land, they were also looking for wives and when they encountered friendly Natives, fell in love with their new friend’s daughters and sisters. You can see it in many an American face. And you can sense it in their heartiness, because who better to survive the remote wildlands than people who had been surviving for thousands of years in the same environment? Unfortunately, many of these frontiersmen gave their Indian wives new names, like Lucy or Ida, making it very difficult for us to decipher by looking at the names on paper. But like I said, you can see it in the faces of the American people and here we are…still… maybe looking more European than Indian but loving nature and surviving in the environment that our ancestors did so long ago. Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy IV – Native Americans Hidden in Our Family Trees. Available here:

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People Finding Native American Ancestry is Growing… So Should the Funds

New technology in genealogical research is helping more and more people find that they are American Indian. At the same time, resources for Indian college and health funds are stretched thin. Well maybe… just maybe… the government should kick out a little more. After all, when newly arriving Europeans were running out of land the U.S. government made the Indians compensate. If more and more Americans are discovering their Native American heritage, why shouldn’t they receive a small piece of that inheritance? Even just a little? Out of respect for their elders? It makes me dizzy when I see how much money our government wastes. The American people have lost billions of dollars through corruption, especially over oil in the Middle East. Let’s invest that money wisely and there’s no better place to start then in the health and education of Native people whose resources were taken long ago. Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy IV – Native Americans Hidden in Our Family Trees. Available here:

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The Indians Were Cheated So Who Should Pay and… Who Should Collect?

Americans know that traditional Indian lands were taken to accommodate newly arriving European’s hunger for land. The Indians, out-numbered and out-gunned, were pushed by the U.S. government from place to place. Everyone has heard of the “Trail of Tears,” but those who study American Indian history know… there were many trails of tears.

Fast forward a couple hundred years. Look around you. If you look deeply enough you’ll see remnants of the lost tribes in the faces of many American people. Over the years, the American government has made reparations to Native People. Some would say a little… too late. Others line up to receive it. Why not? If it hadn’t been taken from their families in the first place, today they would have more resources and assets. But who should line up to take those reparations in the form of health care and college tuition supplements, be they ever so meager? What a loaded question. Wow. You can find these discussions on Native genealogical message boards and website forums across the Internet. Before you worry about whether you deserve any compensation for your rightful inheritance, it’s best to see if you can prove your American Indian ancestry. It’s not as easy as you think.

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

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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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