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Re: Nuthcup Harjo Band/Seminole

Norma wrote:
You mentioned adoption into the tribes, and I am thinking that when a person has been adopted, that person has the same rights and privileges.
I have often wondered about the status of those adopted. Does it vary by tribe, by nation, or is it the same for all?

Below is my situation, These LaForce women were all slaves of a white family named LaForce. Following a raid on Martin's Station in Kentucky (Jun 1780) by the Shawnee and British Loyalist during the Revolutionary War they were taken Canada and dispersed as described.

Candis, Hannah & Betty are my 5th, 6th & 7th great-grandmothers respectively.

Candis has a daughter.....Rachel(McKee)Reno.......Rachel's daughter, Susan, marries a Free black, Lewis Adams in Urbana, Ohio 1 Jan 1816.

Lewis & Susan are my 3rd great-grandparents, what Native American rights do I have in this descendency line, if any.?

LaForce, Betty - Adopted-Black born about 1730-died after 1780 - former slave, captured 1780 at Martin's Station KY, given to the Shawnee, wife 1st about 1745 of White Man (likely Rene LaForce), mother of Hannah/45, Scippio/47, James/49, Ishmael/51, Stephen/53, Joseph/58, Kejiah/60-all Mulatto

LaForce, Candis aka Candis McKee - Adopted-1/2 Shawnee Mulatto born about 1760-died after 1794 - former LaForce slave, captured 1780 at Martin's Station KY, given to Alexander McKee Sr-adopted Irish, daughter of Hannah LaForce-adopted Mulatto & Shawnee Man, slave/wife after 1780 of Alexander McKee Sr, mother of Rachel McKee/82-1/4th Shawnee-Black Metis

LaForce, Hannah aka Hannah Fisher - Adopted-Mulatto born about 1745-died after 1780 - former LaForce slave, captured 1780 at Martin's Station KY, given to Fredrick Fisher-adopted Chippewa, daughter of Betty LaForce-Black & White Man, wife about 1760 of Shawnee Man, mother with Shawnee of Candis/60, Job/62, Grace/64, Rachel/66, Patrick/68-all 1/2 Shawnee-Mulatto

LaForce, Kejiah aka Keggy-Kijah - Adopted-Mulatto born about 1760-died after 1794 - former LaForce slave, captured 1780 at Martin's Station KY, daughter of Betty LaForce-Black & White Man, taken by Col. Matthew Elliott-adopted Irish, wife of Shawnee Man (likely 1/2 Shawnee Metis son of Matthew Elliott), widow 1794

McKee, Rachel - 1/4th Shawnee-Black Metis born about 1782 CAN/Ohio (?)-died 1864 OH - daughter of Candis LaForce-1/2 Shawnee-Mulatto & Alexander McKee-adopted Irish, wife 1st about 1797 of Capt. Reed-Shawnee, 2nd about 1804 of Rev. Francis Reno, mother with Reed of Susannah Melinda Reed/98-3/4th Shawnee-Black Metis, with Reno of daughters Philus/05, Rhoda/17, Lelia/19, Rosanna/20 & Anna Reno/24, sons Robert/10, Joseph/12, Francis Jr/15, Edwin/18, Abram/21, Lewis/22 & William Francis Reno/23-all 1/8th Shawnee-Black Metis

Reed, Susannah Melinda - 3/4th Shawnee-Black Metis born about 1798 CAN-died 1861 OH - granddaughter of Alexander McKee/25-adopted Irish & Candis LaForce/60-1/2 Shawnee-Mulatto, daughter of Rachel McKee/82-1/4th Shawnee-Black Metis & Capt. Reed-Shawnee, wife 1816 of Lewis Adams-free Black

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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