Columbus Day & Our History
My older sister has been going through the process of being registered as Native American as I am - I carry an ID card with me to show that I am a registered Native American. I proudly hold this card with me. I have heard family stories that share my Grandmother lied about being a full blooded Indian saying only that she had a small amount in her. Apparently the Natives were very much discriminated against by the white man and when they moved out here to California my Grandma said she had a very hard time because of the discrimination. It is sad to think of the way the Native Americans were treated when this was their land in the first place. Now I am so proud of my heritage and loving embracing it and sharing it with my children.
I have begun to research more of our family history and found a site that has records / copies of original documents that date back hundreds of years! I was so excited to find my Grand Grandmothers original application to show her Native American heritage. It was really amazing to see in her own writing - just brought tears to my eyes!! What history! In fact I'm putting together a book for my children of their family history! I encourage you all to do the same - remember where you came from while embracing the world we live in today.......
Posted by Hula Hooping Mom