You’re Indian? With Dot or Feather?

Morris, MN.

I have a grandfather that is fully Native American, from the White Earth Tribe. So my mother is ¼ Native American, and I am less than ¼. My father is mostly German. So I have fairly light skin, and my hair is light brown. In most situations I consider myself Caucasian and others just assume that I am Caucasian, because of my skin tone. However, when I told two of my male friends that I am partly Indian, their response was “With Dot or Feather?”. I was kind of surprised by the bluntness of their question, but I guess that since we are close friends they felt comfortable asking and they probably wouldn’t have asked that question to a complete stranger. In response, I just said “with feather.”


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