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The WikiTree Native Americans Project is a "top level" project that encompasses subprojects according to tribe, event or other area of historical or cultural interest. The geographic scope consists of the lower 48 states plus Alaska in North America. The time frame will cover pre-colonial until the present. This project serves as a central directory of all that is going on in the sub-projects.
You will most often see this project account placed as co-manager on profiles of Native Americans that have been the subject of genealogical or historical dispute, or when significant research has been done that needs tracking. It is the project's intent to work in partnership with other co-managers of profiles of Native Americans.
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Sorry. I should have used a link.
I just saw this book on Barnes and Noble online.
Educator Information Table of Contents Acknowledgments xiii Figures xv Map xxvi Introduction 3 1 Cécile Gannendâris (?-1669) 13 2 Marie Catherine Jean dit Vien (1676-1767) 33 3 Margaret Grey Eyes Solomon (1816-1890) 50 4 Mary McKee (1838-1922) 69 5 Eliza Burton Conley Jr (1869-1946) 90 6 Jane Zane Gordon (1871-1963) 115 7 Dr Éléonore Sioui (1924-2006) 132 Epilogue: The Wendat/Wandat Women’s Advisory Council 154 Notes 169 Index 205
edited by Hobie Saunders
I took the Ancestry DNA test and it showed no Native American blood. However, I'm so far down the line at 1/64th it may not show up in a DNA test. Some woman posted here or on Ancestry for people to quit saying Thomas Sowards married Esther Cutewah Conrstalk, that it was Esther Carlisle. In the Butler-Morgan Cemetery in Shreve, OH there is a boulder commemorating a number of people buried there and on one side, Esther Cornstalk Sowards is listed the fifth one down and is clearly carved into the stone as Esther Cornstalk Sowards. On the opposite side of the boulder, Thomas Sowards is honored as a Revolutionary War soldier and his name is also carved into the stone.. Both Thomas Sowards and Esther Cornstalk Sowards are buried at this cemetery. That's proof enough for me, but I don't know how to prove that Esther Cornstalk is the daughter of Chief Cornstalk. Are there any records within this project that shows she was the daughter of Chief Cornstalk. I would be very interested in what you have to say.
I wish I could post photos of both sides of the stone in the Butler-Morgan Cemetery here for everyone to see.
Therefore, it is not a reliable source to use to build an accurate family tree.
What is known about the family of Chief Cornstalk can be found here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Shawnee-45
RP - Choctaw Team/Native American Project
I am descended from Moses Bass of North Carolina who went to Indiana with the Fenders, it is thought. We have his will so he is well-documented and was on the 1850 census. On my Thru-Lines at Ancestry it is showing the line back to Aaron Bass. This family has believed they may be descended from the Basses of Jamestown. I cannot be certain but the DNA suggests a definite link to Aaron - Dobbs County, North Carolina. So, possibly the Powhatans. The second Native American line is a complete surprise but it is also showing on my Thru Lines. This one is a Cherokee line which includes Bell Rattle and his father - Samuel Ratler Murphy. And some Doublehead wives. This line is from my grandmother, Mary Ida Gartman, her father, John Gartman, his mother Sarah Riley, her father Steven Riley (Walking Stick) , his father, Bell Rattle and his father Samuel Ratler Murphy. Thank you!
edited by Shirley Weaver
Family trees found on Ancestry that include Native Americans are very seldom accurate. Samuel Riley was a white man who married two daughters of Doublehead, a Cherokee chief, about 1790. He was never called "Walking Stick." None of his children was known as "Bell Rattle," they all had English names. There was a Cherokee man named Bell Rattle who was a contemporary of Samuel Riley. John Gartman was born in Missouri in 1849. He married in Arkansas in 1875. There is nothing to connect his mother, Sarah Riley, who married Eri Gartman in Missouri in 1840 with any Cherokee people. Sarah was probably the sister of "West" Riley who lived in the same area as Eri in 1840 and who is buried in the Gartman Cemetery. They may be the children of Stephen Riley and Nancy Walker who were married in Overton, Tennessee (not in or near the Cherokee Nation) in 1809. I'm sorry, but someone has just grafted some Cherokee people onto your tree.
Elizabeth Rachel Riley/Keys Cherokee Elizabeth Rachel Riley/Keys Cherokee may be the daughter of Bell Rattle. Below is some of the information used to suggest this relationship: Trees Linked to DNA Matches 1 Petitt Family Tree linked to pembrokepet 8 Records
I am descended from Oregon pioneers who were all over the US. One was born in Virginia in 1774, went to Tennessee for some time, then to Missouri for some time and then west to Oregon in 1850. So, I don't want to judge the facts based on place. Also, there were quite a few Oregon pioneers who came out West and returned to the East more than once. I will keep looking as some of those posting pictures are the descendants so they will know.
They were only part Native, not fully Native. Even the children of the white man who married the DoubleHead woman had children who were part this and part that and their races are described in detail on your website. I'm not trying to get membership in a tribe at all. Just found it interesting. Also, in college, I took Physical Anthropology and the shape of my grandmother fit the Indian typical build. And some of her kids had very dark hair while others like my dad had almost white/blond hair.
Princess Pocahontas Matoaka Rebecca Powhatan 1595-1617 11th great-grandaunt
Peter (the Great Nansemond Warrior) Tucker 1560-1618 Father of Princess Pocahontas Matoaka Rebecca Powhatan Elizabeth Tucker 1595-1676 Daughter of Peter (the Great Nansemond Warrior) Tucker Princess Nicketti Powhatan* 1625-1722 Daughter of Elizabeth Tucker Anne Hughes 1654-1760>>>>>>>this is Elvis, Obama and my 8 gm Daughter of Princess Nicketti Powhatan* Elizabeth Ann Pollard 1684-1760 Daughter of Anne Hughes Nicholas Perkins 1718-1762 Son of Elizabeth Ann Pollard Mary Hardin Perkins 1754-1798 Daughter of Nicholas Perkins Isabella Perkins Hardeman 1770-1852 Daughter of Mary Hardin Perkins Mary "Polly" Perkins Holt White 1790-1866 Daughter of Isabella Perkins Hardeman Benjamin Franklin White 1829-1894 Son of Mary "Polly" Perkins Holt White Mary Isabelle (White) Braly 1851-1931 Daughter of Benjamin Franklin White Carrie Hardison Braly 1886-1915 Daughter of Mary Isabelle (White) Braly William Braly Murray 1907-1982 Son of Carrie Hardison Braly Mary Margaret Murray Sykes 1937-2013 Daughter of William Braly Murray Norman Francis Sykes You are the son of Mary Margaret Murray Sykes
A Nansemond woman, Indian name unknown, was baptized "Elizabeth" and married a white man named John Basse in 1638. She was the daughter of a chief, name also unknown, but not Peter, Robin, or Tucker. Elizabeth and John Basse had numerous children. Most of the Nansemond tribe today descend from them. No Nicketti. Elizabeth's Wikitree profile is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nansemond-1
There is no record of anyone named Nicketti until the 1800's.
I don't see anything to connect the tree you have built here on Wikitree for Carrie Hardison Braly with any of these people. In my experience almost none of the hints connecting people to early Native Virginians have any basis in fact.
I would start by adding documentation to the profiles you have created starting with Carrie and work your way back. Just ignore anything you find in a tree on Ancestry or Family Search and stick with actual records.
I looked at the 1910 census for a Virginia or Virgie Castle and found a daughter the right age, but of James and Lou. Whole family is white. See https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRNT-CT4?i=3&cc=1727033
edited by Jillaine Smith
Tomajean Blair [email address removed]
I have to admit, I am uncomfortable with the outright assertion that I am descended from an "Indian Princess" (which seems to me, to reek of desperate cultural appropriation). However, my daughter married into the Tututni People, Siletz tribe, and they are very curious about my hint of native DNA. I don't know that this mystery of identity can ever be solved! If anyone has ideas though, I am interesting in exploring this further!
I took a look and concur with you. I've posted some comments and questions on the relevant profiles.
Jillaine, Native Americans Project Coordinator