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Welcome to a site that tries to mend what has been broken out of ignorance, meaning "not knowing any better", and bringing the people of the earth, of the Creator, and of history together again as one in the sacred circle. No matter what blood runs through your veins, what part of the world you or your ancestors came from, we are all a part of one another, and must live here together on one earth. My family and I are part-Cherokee/Chippewa, my children are part Choctaw through their father, and part-European, Mixed-blood.
We are **"Me'tis".
We are of "mixed blood" heritage, blending our
customs, traditions, and beliefs together to help unite and preserve
our people, all people.
How can we hate what we are a part of? How can we be prejudiced toward any one race of people when our ancestors found each other, and made families among the different races and created us in the end? Whatever God made you to be, you should be proud to be! And NO ONE has the right to put you down for the color of your skin, or the traditions you live with, because you had no control over these things, you were born, without asking to be, and you were raised in the way of the family and community you lived with. While we were "children", we had NO choice!
A POINT TO PONDER, AS OFFERED BY ANOTHER VISITOR
TO THIS SITE:
As the guest to my page pointed out, "If you take away the trunk of the tree, how can
the top or the roots continue to survive?" (this is paraphrased.)
It is well-intentioned. We speak of balance, being centered in our world and our lives. This
means with ALL things, then, does it not?
We are not all alike in our thinkings or our preferrences. If we were, we'd be extremely
boring, correct? We need diversity, or we would sit with nothing to ponder.
As the Owl is the exact opposite of the Hawk, Night is opposite of Day, Wrong is
opposite of Right, Hate is opposite of Love, we still do have all of these things in our
lives, in order to learn how to deal with them and how to appreciate the positive things
If we remove that which is offensive to one person, then we will end up removing far
too much that is necessary in order to learn life's lessons. We would not appreciate what
comes to us that gives us relief after we have suffered. We will have no
reason to think for ourselves. We will not grow personally nor in our society.
We will not be "honest" with ourselves, nor anyone else!
close ourselves off to our own way of thinking because we may have been raised that way,
then we leave no open door for GOD, the Spirit, to come into our lives and our minds to help
us to learn from and understand these things that make us feel uncomfortable.
I will NOT remove what I feel is right, and if you are offended, then take a
longer look at it, maybe from a different perspective and consider it, before dismissing
No matter what your decision, you will have grown for the experience. Otherwise,
you are free to "ignore" what you see here and leave it alone.
This is true of anything
else you encounter.
Take what is good for you and keep it, then throw the rest away. Understand,
too, that some things you don't agree with, are just what someone else may need in
their lives at that time. So, some things are not "all" bad and some things are not Good
"O sda, Ho wa!"...It is good, Yes!
**Disclaimer: The Me'tis of the United States and Canada are not historically connected to the Me'tis of Northern Canada. We mean no offense nor claim any connection to the Northern Canadian Historic Me'tis Nation.**
These are my Grandchildren, and they are of many bloods. They had NO choice.
Although, we are of "Tsalagi" or "Ani Yv Wiya", Chippewa, (or Ojibwa, Anishenabe), and Choctaw ancestry, we love and honor all other peoples here, because "O ta sa la nv lvi...we are all brothers and sisters, or related", regardless of our blood line or quantum.
Our Cherokee ancestral origins are in North Carolina, in the mountains. My Great-great grandfather was Larkin (Hopkins) Moon, Cherokee, who married Melinda Lamb, Scots-Irish.
My Chippewa ancestral connection is through my great-great grandmother of the Chippewa Nation in Northern Michigan. Something my Pentecostal Grandfather was never proud of and tried to his dying breath to deny. His elder sister, keeper of the family history and stories, told us otherwise.
My mother told me of my Native blood when I was very young, and I grew up learning from my grandmothers and grew up proud, even if I did live in a predominantly White community. There was only one Black family and only one Mexican family, there were also a few Native American families, and the people in my hometown thought this was wonderful!
My eldest daughter's Choctaw ancestry comes from the Mississippi River Delta.
We were all proud to be whatever we were. There was NO racism in my Hometown! I'm thankful for that, for as a result, I grew up with no racist thoughts or beliefs and was permitted to be proud of what and who I am.!
Even my Native American Ancestry is varied and different!
While there are differences among the races, that is what makes life so interesting! If we would look at the positive differences instead of dwelling on the negative aspects, we would enjoy life and the company of others and be richer for it. Respect the differences that God, the Creator has put before us, don't Hate and despise them!
DOES ANYONE HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL YOU
THAT YOU ARE "NOT" WHO AND WHAT YOU "ARE"???
Even the "Red" race has its share of ignorance. Some have been guilty of calling us racist names such as "Twinkies" and "Wannabee's".
Because we are different from them, because we did not grow up as they may have, because our history differs from theirs and we may not "look" Indian!
Yet, we do not call them by "racist" names.
Instead, we respect them, and hold them in highest regard.
While there may be some charletains who profit from lies, we, along with thousands of others, were also taught in the traditional manner. We were told the stories from our grandparents, about our history. We would never call anyone's grandparent a "liar".
Think before you label people who are different from yourself!
The Creator did not label anyone!
A "formal" education does not ALWAYS guarantee "intelligence".
The Southern Cherokee
Click to learn who
this historical Cherokee figure is!
REGARDING THE TRAIL OF TEARS:
KNOW THIS: NOT ALL CHEROKEE ON THE TRAIL OF TEARS, ACTUALLY WENT TO OKLAHOMA, SOME WENT NORTH, SOME WENT SOUTH, SOME NEVER LEFT THE MOUNTAINS OR THEY RAN BACK TO THEM AND HID OUT! AND NOT ALL NATIVES ON THE TRAIL WERE CHEROKEE!!
Click on the flame above to go to the HISTORY page and read about the "Trail of Tears."
We are of European ancestry, such as Scottish, represented below, from the MacGregor Clan. That surname was changed to "Greer", after the Clan Campbell fought, pillaged and took over the lands of the MacGregors, thereby making it illegal to bear the name "MacGregor".
We are also of Irish, Welsh, French, and German decent.
We are proud to be a part of the "SACRED HOOP" (made up of the four sacred colors of man, Red, Yellow, Black, and White!), if one of these colors were to be removed, the Sacred Circle or Hoop would never be mended.
Click on the Seal to learn about
my Scottish Heritage and how much it has in common with my Cherokee Heritage. You'll be amazed!
Click on this picture to see me and my native brothers
and sisters in our full dance regalia, and
the feast after our victory!
Quote: "GOD made me an INDIAN."....Sitting Bull, 1876