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From: Steve & Cindy Hartman <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] anybody there
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 23:43:23 -0600
Yeah, I agree that they are probably not without some other mixtures in this
family. That's just what they believed - that they were full blood. I knew
as soon as I sent that message, that I should have worded that differently.
And in fact, they are Mississippi Choctaws, so I think the probability is
high of a mixture. At any rate, they have a very high percentage of
Choctaw - you would see the Indian in them before anything else. They appear
to be what we think of as "full-blood" Indian.
The mother in this family has never claimed to be Indian, but I strongly
believe she has some Indian and probably African ancestry, too, from her
appearance. She is the niece of the author, William Faulkner.
> It's really beyond highly unlikely that your friends' father was fullblood
> Indian, as in the Red race...I don't think there have been any full Indian
> Choctaw in several generations, in spite of what Tribal membership cards
> Oklahoma and Mississippi say...Choctaws have been mixed for a very long
> time, with African and white..(Tho the Mississippi Choctaw are more likely
> to acknowledge African ancestry)