Delaware, Kiowa, Comanche, Mexican, Oh My!

Kristina T.,
Oklahoma City, OK.

I’m half Native American and half Mexican. I have 3 tribes’ blood that runs through my veins along with Mexican blood. Most people consider and see me as one or the other. I speak and know my Mexican culture, but when it comes to my Native culture, I’m completely lost. Back in the old days Native Americans had to abandon their culture and traditions. To the White men, Natives were savages. Due to how Native Americans were ‘white-washed’, part of the culture still lives, and languages are lost. It’s a shame that one culture was given up forcefully in order to learn a new one just to try and escape racism.

 

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