Monthly Archives: May 2013

Women of These Hills – Amanda Swimmer, Cherokee

Produced in 2000, three Appalachian women in their 80’s share their stories of growing up in the rural regions of the Appalachian mountains. Take a glimpse into their lives as they share their memories of growing up not only as … Continue reading

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Bowen Family of Columbus County, NC

Lisa Y. Henderson on her Fourth Generation Inclusive blog lists the following Indian information: Catherine Jackson. Died 7 July 1932, Waccamaw, Columbus County. Indian. Widow of David Jackson. Born 12 April 1858 in Columbus County to J.A. Bowen of Columbus … Continue reading

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1000 Subscribers, A Milestone

Over this past weekend, the Native Heritage Project blog hit a milestone, 1000 subscribers.  Thank you one and all.  Not bad for just under 15 months since the blog was created! You’ve probably noticed thank yous and hat tips to … Continue reading

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Using Tax Lists to Identify People of Color

Recently, Ancestry.com put indexed Tennessee tax lists from 1783 to 1895 online.  Tax lists weren’t required to be saved, so these records are sporadic at best, but extremely valuable when they are still available. http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=2883 I’ve been using tax lists … Continue reading

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Indians and the Census 1790-2010

Census enumerators had a big influence on our genealogy records.  These people we don’t know decided who was of what race and recorded the family as such.  Most of the time, those records were sacrosanct.  I only know of one … Continue reading

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Cherokee Song of the Smokies

This YouTube video just makes my heart feel good.  My people are from the Smokies,  so far up the hollers that you can see someone coming for 2 miles or so and they cross 3 county and 2 state lines … Continue reading

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Are the First Depictions of Native Americans in the Vatican?

Christopher Columbus made landfall in 1492 – we all know that – and “discovered” the North American continent.  His voyage was financed by Ferninand and Isabella, the Spanish King and Queen.  He returned in March of 1493 and turned over … Continue reading

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