Hi Jacqueline, Thanks for your speedy response. Yes, I agree we all grew up with a lot of myths and secrets. I feel sure that you know this already, but maybe others do not.In the Colonial period when the trade with the Indians was vital to the Colonial economy and livlihood, the Creek Nation would not trade with the whites unless the white trader had a Creek family.The Creeks did this for more than one reason.They believed it strengthened their blood which they knew was weakened by too much intermarriage within the tribe, and they thought they could trust the white traders more if they had Creek families.I feel pretty sure that custom/law was not limited to the Creeks.
I'll bet that most of us who descend from the colonials have Indian cousins far removed that we never knew anything about.
I don't descend from the Grahams.I'm doing this for someone else.My paternal lines follow much the same story though.My immigrant (Cockburn) (b) 1746 Sct. had a son Archibald who married a Creek, so I thought I had done the Indian thing before . . . little did I know.
Keep up the good work.Just think, lots of people waste their time and dull their brains by watching soap operas!