Native American

Megan Nicole

by stlucas on April 14, 2017

Birth Name: Megan Nicole Flores

Place of Birth: Houston, Harris, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 1, 1993

Ethnicity:
*Mexican (father)
*German, possibly Native American (mother)

Megan Nicole is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and model.

She is the daughter of Tammy and Frankie Flores. She has a sister, Maddie. They were raised in Katy, Texas.

Megan has stated:

My dad’s family is originally from Mexico, but now three generations born in Texas. My mom is a mix of German and Native American. The Latin culture played a much larger role in our lives growing up, especially growing up in Houston. Anytime the family is together, even just my immediate family, there will be homemade Mexican food. Usually, we leave most of the cooking up to my dad, but I help make the tortillas from scratch, guacamole, and salsa.

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Gerald McRaney

by stlucas on April 6, 2017

Birth Name: Gerald Lee McRaney

Place of Birth: Collins, Mississippi, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 19, 1947

Ethnicity: Scottish, English, possibly Choctaw Native American

Gerald McRaney is an American television and film actor. He is the son of Edna Lenora (Lewis) and Clyde Charles McRaney. He has a brother, Buddy, and a sister, Ann. Gerald is married to actress Delta Burke.

Gerald is of Scottish and English descent, with roots in Mississippi for several generations. He is also said to have some Choctaw Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this ancestry has been verified/documented.

Gerald’s paternal grandfather was Charles Lee McRaney/McRainey (the son of Malcolm “Mack” McRaney/McRannie and Fannie Bell Harvey).

Gerald’s paternal grandmother was Tabitha “Bitha” Elizabeth Corley/Carley (the daughter of Frank Carley and Miriam).

Gerald’s maternal grandparents were Charles W. Lewis and Lula A. Milling.

Sources: Gerald’s paternal grandfather, Charles Lee McRaney/McRainey, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Gerald’s paternal great-grandfather, Malcolm “Mack” McRaney/McRannie, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Gerald’s paternal greate-grandfather, Frank Carley, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Gerald’s mother, Edna Lenora (Lewis) McRaney – https://www.findagrave.com

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Tamara Tunie

by stlucas on March 24, 2017

Birth Name: Tamara R. Tunie

Place of Birth: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 14, 1959

Ethnicity: African-American, possibly European and Lenape Native American

Tamara Tunie is an American film, stage, and television actress, director, and producer. She is the daughter of African American parents, Evelyn E. (Hawkins) and James W. Tunie. She was raised in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

Regarding her ethnic background, Tamara has stated in an interview:

Her [Tamara’s character on The Red Road] ancestry is very similar to my own in real life… I have Native American blood. I have African blood. I have European blood. And so it was the first time that a role was presented to me that actually completely embraced my entire DNA makeup, so I was really excited… My Native American heritage was not embraced by our family, and we grew up African-American… so I didn’t have a lot of access or history to that line of my family.

Tamara has also said that one of her paternal great-grandmothers was a full-blooded Native American, from the Ramapough Lenape Nation.

Tamara’s paternal grandparents were Edgar P. Tunie and Effie.

Source: http://www.post-gazette.com

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Danielia Cotton

by stlucas on March 17, 2017

Place of Birth: Hopewell, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 24, 1967

Ethnicity:
*Puerto Rican-Spanish (father)
*African-American, possibly European and Native American (mother)

Danielia Cotton is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Danielia is the daughter of Wenonah J. Brooks, a jazz singer, and a father of Puerto Rican and Spanish ancestry, whom Danielia has never met. Danielia has a brother, Craig.

Danielia is married to attorney Sam Roberts, who is of Russian Jewish descent. Danielia is herself a convert to Judaism.

Danielia’s maternal grandmother is named Evelyn Dunn Brooks.

Regarding her ethnicity, Danielia has stated:

Record companies just never knew what to do, they were just like this doesn’t work and the only person they consider like a Black rocker is Tina Turner and they were like that was a long time ago. It’s like nobody’s broken through since then and they just don’t want to try it’s just too difficult. And I’m Black and half-Latino which even makes them more confused and if I really spelled it out for them that my mom is Black, white and American Indian and my dad is Puerto-Rican and Spanish I think they would just walk away. But that’s America right now, that’s what it is.

Sources: http://www.npr.org
http://www.centraljersey.com

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Brytni Sarpy

by stlucas on March 15, 2017

Birth Name: Brytni Melicia Sarpy

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 21, 1987

Ethnicity: Creole [African, French, Italian], Filipino, possibly Apache Native American and Cherokee Native American

Brytni Sarpy is an American actress. She was born in California, the daughter of Kim (Javier) and Melvin Jerome “Mel” Sarpy. She has a half-brother, Aiden.

Brytni has stated in an interview that she has Creole (including French, African, and Italian), Apache and Cherokee Native American, and Filipino, ancestry.

Brytni’s parents are pictured here.

Sources: http://swirlgirlarmy.com
https://soaphub.com
https://familysearch.org

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