According to family stories, my Great Grandmother was 100% Native American. Whenever I share this, the common response is “man, you could get free college, did you know that?”. (BTW, I did a quick google on this and the rumor of free college for Native Americans is not true.). As a child I was known for getting extremely tan in the summers and everyone used to say “must be that Cherokee in him!”. So funny.
I already paid for college education, but, I have to admit, I desired to claim I was Native American. In fact, I could not wait to see how much of a mutt I was. Heck, the more the merrier was my thinking. So, with great disappointment, allow me to share my results….
How amazingly boring! I am 96% from modern day England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales. Where is Great Grandmother’s Native American blood? I so badly want to drill into the measly 4% and get me some good ole diversity out of it. I anxiously waited 4 weeks to be boring, /sigh.