posted on Nov, 28 2021 @ 11:40 AM
For all my life I have stated that I was Finish and Swede, never claming to be anything other. Come to find out through Heritage I am like one point
seven percent inuit...I did not even know what Inuit was before that. Oh well, maybe that is why I got along so good with Native Americans...I like
the name Indians better. Except at Georges bar in Lanse Michigan, that was their bar, the customers there definitely expressed their dislike for
white people in their bar...Bartender appoligized for the drunk Indians and told me it would be better if I left.
I am not inuit though, I don't claim to be one even though I have a little of their genetics. I was brought up as a Finn, my grandfather and father
lived the Finnish culture. All I inherited from the inuit was my love of fish and fishing and that I pee out all excess salt. Why would someone ever
want to claim they are something they are not. It is possible she could be one of those that were French settlers in Canada, some of the French
people actually have skin color and traits that look a little indian like and also long before Columbus there were settlers from other European
countries in Canada. It is less distance from Greenland to canada where there were some settlements than from Iceland to greenland. They knew of
Canada seven hundred years ago in parts of Northern Europe, they even mapped it. There were settlers that went there and they could have lived with
those people for many hundred years yet stayed genetically different marrying into their own settlers gene pools.
There were Europeans even into the Northern USA that greeted the explorers when they came through that had lived there for many generations. Reading
some of the Lewis and clark and other explorers papers that I was steered to by my archeology group showed some things like that.
So I cannot say she was lying, she could have believed she had native blood in her, I know others that found they were not native through ancestry
and they had a family history which showed they were native American. The ones I know that applied to were actually french settlers that came to
Canada and the native Canadians listed as Indians were on the womans maternal lineage side with both of these people, their great grandma was supposed
to be native but was most likely not.