Sunday, September 30, 2012

Elizabeth Warren's own story

Since she's talking about her mixed heritage, we offer this link to Elizabeth Warren's advertisement entitled "Family":

A Cherokee princess in every family

An interesting take on the identity issue in the Cape Cod Times:

by Paula Peters

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Peigan Blackfoot

"My grandfather was from the Peigan Tribe of Canada. I am a quarter Blackfoot Indian. My grandfather was adopted by Caucasian parents from his reservation, so I have no, nor will I ever receive, "paper" proof that I am Indian. But, my great-grandparents and my grandparents always made it clear of my grandfather's heritage."

–Zehara Nachash

Friday, September 28, 2012

"There was no percentage in it"

From Kathco, in the comments:

My grandfather ran away from home at age 12 because the kids at school were always calling him a half breed and that made him mad. His wife, my grandmother, fled at the age of 4 with her family from Canada into the US after her tribe (Little Shell Band of the Chippewa-Cree) attacked a fort because they kept being pushed off their latest patch of land. Grandmother was put into a Catholic boarding school. They cut off her hair and punished her for speaking her native language. My grandparents elected not to raise their children in their cultures because "there was no percentage in it." All of us have been robbed of an important piece of our identities by the likes of Scott Brown.

Several backgrounds, all American

I'm African-American, Native-American and Caucasian.
And I also live & vote in Massachusetts!

Teaching Scott Brown a lesson

Watertown, Massachusetts