Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Assiniboine Tribe Records

You need to add the Assiniboine tribe to the Native American Records.

Chief John Ross and Fatima Ross

I have a family treeline that says I am related to Chief John Ross and Fatima Ross. I am trying to find out how I get their number and how I register because I want to educate other people on Native Americans. - Donald

Mi Wok Native American Tribe

I have been attempting to add myself to the roll of Mi Wok tribe for over 40 years. My maternal side is the heritage I have American Indian on.

Please help. I have written the BIA a number of times but have not received an answer.

I look forward to your reply. - Linda

Walpole Indian Tribe

My uncle, Ed Slinger was made an Honorary Chief of the Walpole Indian Tribe at a ceremony I believe on Walpole Island. As a young child, my brother and I went with him to the ceremony. My brother was born in 1933, and I was born in 1934. He was married to my Aunt Dorothy (Yerge), but she did not accompany us. There are no members of my family left but I remember that occasion, the Indian's head dresses with feathers, the music, etc. I don't know WHY he was given that honor, but I do remember how proud he was of it. I would love to learn more so I can include it in the genealogy book I have of my husband's family from Scotland in the 1600's and my family's history from Germany and Switzerland.

I gave each of our 4 sons copies of this information on our 55th wedding anniversary, and am still adding information. I hope you can help me or at least give me some ideas of where I can go for this information. - Marjorie

A Native American Prayer

My brother was in the merchant navy in the early fifties. He told us that he had become blood brother to an Iroquois Indian, I don't know if he was given an Indian name as I was quite young.

Unfortunately my brother has just died and I would like to know if there is an Indian blessing or prayer I could place on his coffin. I would be so grateful if you could help me. - Annette