Lyingeyes, Native American Indian

by Guest 77 39 Replies latest jw friends

  • Guest 77
    Guest 77

    Lyingeyes, I read your post to D.R. and you mentioned that your ancestors are Native American Indians. What Nation?

    Guest 77

  • LyinEyes

    I live in Louisiana, and my tribe are called Caddo Adai Indians. They originated in the areas that are actually pretty close to Caddo Parish. In Lousiana we call them parishes, all other states call them countys.

    The area is around Natchitoches, Powhattan, Red River. My last name is Davis. The Caddo Adai Indians are also called by some Caddo Adais Indians. Many of my family have some kind of card they carry to identify themselves as a registered tribe. They are supposed to be eligable for certain things, but I havent seen anyone get any land out of doubt they will either.

    I don't know the link right off, but you can see my uncle Rufus Davis in full dress at one of his Pow Wows , he is the chief , and now live in Houston, Texas. But they all come back to the homeland and have pow wows down here. My indian ancestors hooked up with the french when they came over and many of my indian ancestors, down to my own grandmother spoke mostly french, by my time.

    Edited by - LyinEyes on 27 October 2002 5:25:49

  • Guest 77
    Guest 77

    How interesting. Have you ever heard of George Catlin? George Catlin as an eyewitness to native culture in it's 'natural' state. He was born in 1796 and died in 1872. He forsook his thriving law practice to pursue his passion in painting Native people.

    Begining from 1836, Mr Catlin painted the way of life of 49 tribes and saw first-hand how natural life should be lived. He foresaw the 'planned' destruction of native culture by his iwn people. As Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "In politics nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way". The following is Catlin's creed.

    "I love the people who have always made me welcome to
    the best they had.

    I love a people who are honest without laws, who have
    no jails and no poorhouses.

    I love a people who keep the commandments without ever
    having read them or heard them preached from the pulpit.

    I love a people who never swear, who never take the name of God in vain.

    I love a people "who love their neighbors as they love themselves."

    I love people who worship God without the Bible, for I believe that God loves them also.

    I love the people whose religion is all the same, and who
    are free from religious animosities.

    I love the people who never raised a hand against me, or
    stolen my property, where thre was no law to punish them

    I love the people who have never fought a battle with white men, except on their own ground.

    I love and don't fear mankind where God has left them, for
    they are children.

    I love people who live and keep what is their own without
    locks and keys.

    I love all the people who do the best they can. And oh, how
    I love a people who don't live for the LOVE OF MONEY!"

    Will you find Catlin's creed in the history books?

    Guest 77

  • orangefatcat

    Gee whiz lyineyes, we share a common bond, my ancestors were also native Indians Ojibay and French and Irish. What a combination eh? Some days I know I feel like going on the warpath and then I remember my ancestors and then I realize why I feel that way. Of course our family never stayed with their tribe and eventually moved from the reservation and several generations have since passed. It is too bad that no one in our recent family never bothered with to contiune tribal statis. Cute comment when you get your government card its too bad you can't get land love that.

    Well have a good day all.


  • Francois

    Well, sunofagun, I've got some of that "injun" stuff in me too: the Creek Nation. Some say that the Creek & Cherokee are the same, that the Cherokees are Creeks that spoke a different language. I don't know about that, but I do know that the Cherokee Indians had an alphabet.

    And I'll let you in on something else. If I had a choice of living now, or going back and living with the Cherokees in the Great Smoky Mountains or along the Georgia coast and die before the savages arrived in 1492, I'd go back in a New York second. For all the reasons in Guest 77's post and more. And I'm so sorry I can't.


  • Undecided

    Hi Lyingeyes,

    My wife and I both have some Cherokee ancestors. It seems it is quite common in our area. I love the Cherokee area of NC. Life sure changes over the years, one wonders where it all will end.

    Ken P.

  • Simon

    My brother-in-law in Canada is Native American but I'm not sure what tribe ('Blood' I think). I need to find out and do some research.

    I think he was taken from his parents through some 'forced adoption' scheme what was intended to integrate / assimilate them into the culture more.

  • Mulan

    My great grandmother was a Brothertown Indian, from Northern Wisconsin. That is a tribe made up of 7 Algonkian-speaking Indian nations, combined onto a reservation in New England, and then moved to Wisconsin. They are Mohegan, Pequot, Narragansett, Montauk, Tunxis, Wangunk, and Niantic (they eventually incorporated the Oneida and Stockbridge tribes).

    So that makes me 1/16 Native American.

  • DannyBear

    Although I can lay no claim to any indian blood, I have a real afinity/interest in thier cultures. Arizona, New Mexico two of my favorite states, as repects the historical and spiritual atmosphere. Nothing more fun to me than scouting around the 'cliff dwellings' and ceremonial sites all over the west.

    Of course I regularly give my support to various western tribes, by an almost religious adherence to a sort of 'tithing', on a very regular basis at several local INDIAN CASINO'S.

    One of my aquaintenaces gets over $300,000 tax free income every year, just because he is a member of the tribe!!!!!!!


  • pomegranate

    I had the pleasure of collaborating on a musical composition with a Native American a few years ago, he was Chippewa. It was a very moving tune about how the Indian life was so forcibly changed by progress and "civilization." This particular Indian (he went by the name Tankar) would fall back on his music as a weapon to keep away all of the negative thoughts he had regarding the forced civilization of the Native Americans.

    If anybody wants a copy of the mp3 and you're on a reasonbly fast connection, I could email to's about 3.5 meg in size.

    I think you might enjoy it.

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