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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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:

http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Genealogy-IV-Native-Americans/dp/1500756105

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