Family lore about a great-grandparent’s interracial relationship lines up with clues in census records.
An ancestor identified as black reportedly spoke a language of the Creek people. The family’s paper trail reflects the complicated history of the American West.
When Don “Puffy” Comb-Over took the opportunity during a White House ceremony honoring the Native American code talkers to call Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” the collective response from most nonracist Americans was, “Oh no, he didn’t!”
A grandfather made headlines for his various run-ins with the law, but his origins and racial identity are mysterious.
Historic records point to a life of mixed heritage in the American West.
For this week’s column, we decided to address a topic that comes up frequently in your questions:
An upcoming family reunion motivates a young woman to prepare an accurate presentation about the storied family matriarch.