Thursday, November 13, 2008

Native American Roots

I'm feeling a bit verbose tonight. I have a lot of stuff ruminating in my mind, so I'm going to just type and see what comes out.

I'm getting more interested in my Native American heritage. My grandmother is quite involved in the Tribe and it's matters. We're Mohegan. The Mohegan Tribe was once a conjoined tribe with the Pequot Nation.

I wish I was more familiar with my ancestral roots. I wish I knew more about things like Naming Ceremonies and other ceremonies important to my Tribe. I want to know where my grandmothers came from.

My grandmother, Ruth E. Sweet, is very much interested and involved in our heritage. Her Mohegan name is Magnolia Blossom. My name is Doe Eyes. My children are Spider, Lark, and the youngest is yet to be named. Chubby Bald Baby will suffice for now. :)

From what I can find online, our language is Algonquin. And the Tribe operate the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT.

I fear when my grandmother dies. For, when she dies, so does much history and information.

4 comments:

DiVaughn said...

Hey...are you related to any Sweets in Fredericksburg? Evan's PT at the hospital clinic married a Sweet. Sweet! lol

Jacqueline said...

http://www.native-languages.org/mohegan.htm
Not sure if you came across this in your travels online.
My family is Cree and Saulteaux (Ojibwe) so I was lucky in a way- much of our culture and language is still preserved.

Carrie said...

Not related to any Sweets in TX that I know of! Neat, though!

Jacqueline, GREAT site! That's where I found MUCH info. :)

Holly said...

Found your blog through MDC.

Have you thought of interviewing your grandmother (and recording it with a tape recorder)? It's a good way to pick her brain and have a record of her answers. Later on you can transcribe it into a text document.