Deena, I love it. I have heard a couple of elderly members of my mother's family make that same statment, but I have found no proof as of yet. Granted, my grandfather had a dark complextion and black hair, plus my mother and a couple of her brothers did also, but no proof. I have also seen on different forums and heard the "Indian background" theory from other family researchers, and why does it mostly seem to be Cherokee? There are quite a few other tribes, but everyone seems to want to be Cherokee.This is quite a change from 100 years ago, isn't it?