I am a towering 4 ft. 11 inches tall and weigh mmhhhfff pounds. I am of Dutch and Native American Ancestry, mostly Cherokee and Choctaw and a touch of Chickasaw (I have just recently learned). I enjoy a wide variety of needlework and crafts (including native beadworking) and am an avid writer. I also like to spend time drawing, painting and sculpting.
There is no such thing as ‘part-Cherokee.’ Either you’re Cherokee or you’re not. It isn’t the quantity of Cherokee blood in your veins that is important, but the quality of it . . . your pride in it. I have seen full-bloods who have virtually no idea of the great legacy entrusted to their care. Yet, I have seen people with as little as 1/500th blood quantum who inspire the spirits of their ancestors because they make being Cherokee a proud part of a their everyday life. – Jim Pell, Principal Chief of the North Alabama Cherokee Tribe