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.)
(The photo is supposedly Pocahontas with her son, Thomas Rolfe, although the authenticity of the photo hasn’t been proven.)