“Over a hundred years ago Black Elk had a vision of the time when Indian people would heal from the devastating effects of European migration. In his vision the Sacred Hoop, which had been broken, would be mended in seven generations. The children born into this decade will be the seventh generation”.
FINDING YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE
There are many people who while not being full blood native Americans do have ancestors that were Indians. If you think that there is any chance that you may have some Native American ancestry in your family it may be worth your while to check it out and find out the truth about your ancestry. There are a variety of reasons people begin to look into the past to find out if the do have Native American ancestry. Some people are interested in the benefits that are available from the government and in being able to become part of a tribe recognized by the government. Other people just want to know about their past and where they came from, along with their family histories and traditions. Others want to verify if a handed down family story, passed from generation to generation that they descended from an Indian, is fact or fiction.