Monthly Archives: April 2013

Red Fox James, Blackfoot, Indian Advocate

Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, rode horseback from state to state seeking approval for a day to honor Indians. On Dec. 14, 1915, he presented the endorsements of 24 state governments at the White House. There is no record, … Continue reading

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The Indians of Lawrence Co., PA

Sometimes old history books, especially those published in the 1800s whose authors had access to people who memories extended back into the previous century can be goldmines.  While researching the Scotch-Irish in Lawrence County, PA, I found the following information about … Continue reading

Posted in Allegewi, Cat Nation, Cornplanter, Delaware, Erie, Eriehronon, Iroquois, Lenape, Lenni Lenape, Mengwe, Mingoes, Mound Builders, Seneca, Shawnee, Six Nations, Wyandot | 8 Comments

Announcing the Native American Haplogroup C DNA Project

Marie Rundquist and I would like to announce the formation of the Native American Haplogroup C project, titled Y-DNA Haplogroup C-P39 Project. Native American males who descend from direct paternal ancestors who crossed the Bering land bridge from Asia some … Continue reading

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Still Part Redman Deep Inside

Do you have a persistent story of Native American heritage in your family? Mark Green’s wife did.  Her ancestor Nancy Pittman’s mother was supposed to be a Cherokee Indian.  If your family was from the south, chances are you have some … Continue reading

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Digitizing War of 1812 Records, a Quilt and NY Indian Service Records

The War of 1812, which lasted from 1812 to 1815, is probably the War we know the least about, and one for which an astounding number of pension and bounty land records still exist for veterans who served.  If your … Continue reading

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A Buck By Any Other Name

A Buck by any other name might be Hogan, Logan or Williams.  I think we have a case of surname schizophrenia.  We have four surnames involving 3 people. Do you sometimes wonder why you or one of your relatives matches … Continue reading

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1887 Croatan Indian Petition Signers

In 1887, the Croatan Indians, now the Lumbee, petitioned the state legislature to establish a normal school to train Indian teachers for the county’s tribal schools. With state permission, they raised the requisite funds, along with some state assistance, which … Continue reading

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Metlakahtlan, Alaska

I’m still working on transcribing the Carlisle Indian School records, although I’m nearing the end of all 18,000 records found in three sources that have to be integrated.  This project has been way beyond the magnitude I ever expected. One … Continue reading

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Native Study Website

I recently came across the Native Study website. This site has several books of transcribed original records.  For the most part, records deal with the following tribes: Cherokee Chickasaw Choctaw Creek Seminole Blackfeet Delaware Hopi Navajo Sioux However, a … Continue reading

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Carolina Indian Boy for Sale in Boston – 1713

“A Carolina Indian Boy about 11 years old, to be sold, inquire as the post office in Boston.” In 1713, the Boston News-Letter carried this advertisement for a “Carolina Indian Boy” to be sold as a slave. The boy had, presumably, been … Continue reading

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