Friday, June 26, 2009

It's that time again

Friday. I'm feeling lazy today, so I only have one random thought to share. But since I'm being lazy, I decided to doctor up the post with a link. And a picture. Ooo, pretty pictures!

Today's random thought is more of a random fact. Did you know Minnesota has a law on the books that bans Dakota Indians from living within their borders? Obviously it's an old law, and not enforced, but it's crazy that it's still there, none-the-less.

Here are two more related random facts. I'm a descendant of Pocahontas on my mother's father's side. (But I haven't seen the Disney movie. I say it's because it's factually inaccurate and disrespectful to my ancestors, but it's really just that I haven't gotten around to it.)

And I had a great-grandfather that was half Cherokee. I always thought that was pretty cool, but didn't realize until relatively recently that my grandmother was greatly ashamed of this fact. That same great-grandfather fought in the Civil War, but that's another post for another time. (But think about that, those of you who were lucky enough to know your great-grandparents. He and I didn't exactly overlap on the whole timeline thing.)

(That's supposedly Pocahontas with her son, Thomas Rolfe, although the authenticity of the photo hasn't been proven.)


Shannon said...

This was an interesting installment of Random Friday's with a personal family history twist, I like it.

p.s. I hate laundry, too.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Friday!

1) Where the hell is number 5?

2)Yes, I knew about that law. stupid Dakotas. Or is it Lakotas that I hate? I forget... (Still hoping people can read sarcasm)

3) CHEROKEE PEOPLE!! CHEROKEE TRIBE!! (I love that song)

4) If Pocahontas's son was named Thomas Rolfe, then how come her husband's name was John Smith, according to Disney? God, do your research!

5) Me too.