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Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman

by bablah on October 13, 2017

Birth Name: Floyd L. Westerman

Date of Birth: August 17, 1936

Place of Birth: Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, South Dakota

Date of Death: December 13, 2007

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ethnicity: Sisseton Santee Dakota, 1/16 French-Canadian

Floyd ‘Red Crow’ Westerman, also known as Kanghi Duta (“Red Crow” in Dakota), was an American musician, political activist, and actor.

Floyd was born on the Lake Traverse Reservation, the son of Christian John Westerman and Emily Adams. His parents belonged to Sisseton band of Santee Dakota people. Floyd was married to Rosie, with whom he had five children.

Floyd’s maternal grandparents were Samuel/Kangianta Adams and Justine LaFramboise (the daughter of Joseph Edouard ‎Fafard LaFramboise and Josephine Freniere Gray Eagle). Joseph’s father was French-Canadian.

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Amber Midthunder

by madman on October 11, 2017

Birth Name: Amber T. Midthunder

Date of Birth: c. 1997

Ethnicity: Norwegian, Sioux Native American, English, Chinese

Amber Midthunder is an American actress and filmmaker. She is the daughter of Angelique S. (Roehm), a casting director, and David Midthunder (David Paul Midthunder), an actor.

Amber’s father was born in Montana, and is of Norwegian and Sioux Native American, and is a member of the Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Indian Reservation. Her mother was born in Bangkok, Thailand, and appears to be of English and Chinese descent.

Amber’s paternal grandfather was Elmer Elias Midthun (the son of Aslag Nilsen Midthun and Edith M. Stenerson). Aslag was born in Bergen, Norway. Edith was born in Minnesota, to John Stenerson, who was Norwegian, and Abbie.

Amber’s paternal grandmother was Cynthia Rose Hamilton (the daughter of Harvey Hamilton and Angel/Angie Armstrong). Cynthia was born in Montana, and was a Sioux Native American, of the Assiniboine tribe. Harvey was the son of Pipe Hamilton and Chief Woman. Angel was the daughter of Bun Armstrong and Two Woman.

Amber’s maternal grandfather was likely James Thomas “Tom” Roehm (the son of Lester Roehm and Helen). James served in the Vietnam War, in which the U.S. had many soldiers stationed in Thailand around the time of Amber’s mother’s birth. It is not clear if James is Amber’s biological grandfather or not.

Amber’s (likely adoptive) maternal grandmother is Priscilla Donaby.

Sources: Article mentioning Amber’s ancestry (page 288) – http://en.calameo.com

Obituary of Amber’s paternal grandmother, Cynthia Rose Hamilton – http://billingsgazette.com

Amber’s paternal grandfather, Elmer Elias Midthun, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Elmer on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Elmer on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Amber’s paternal grandmother, Cynthia Rose Hamilton, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Cynthia on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Amber’s great-grandparents, Harvey Hamilton and Angel Armstrong – https://www.familysearch.org

Obituary of Amber’s maternal grandfather – http://www.legacy.com

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Crawford Goldsby

by fuzzybear on March 22, 2011

Date of Birth: February 8, 1876

Place of Birth: San Angelo, Texas, U.S.

Date of Death: March 17, 1896

Place of Death: Fort Smith, Arkansas

Ethnicity: African-American, European, possibly Cherokee and Sioux Native American

Crawford Goldsby, also known as Cherokee Bill, was an American outlaw. He and his gang were active criminals in the Indian Territory for over two years, and Crawford is responsible for the death of eight men.

Crawford was the son of Ellen (Beck) Lynch and George Goldsby. His parents were both of at least part black descent. His mother was born in the Delaware District of the Cherokee Nation, and his mother’s parents were slaves owned by Jeffery Beck, who was Cherokee. Aside from European and African, Crawford was said to have Native American ancestry, specifically Cherokee and Sioux. It is not clear if that is accurate.

Crawford’s father had said that his own parents were a mixed-race woman named Hester King, and a white plantation owner, Thornton Boykin Goldsby.

Crawford’s possible grandfather Thornton was the son of Richard Boykin Goldsby and Zilla Feraby Thornton. Richard was the son of Peter Goolsby and Mary Murray. Zilla was the daughter of Thornton Herod and Phereby Blackman.

Crawford’s paternal grandmother Hester King was the daughter of Mary.

Crawford’s maternal grandparents were Luge Beck and Tempy.

Sources: Genealogy of Crawford Goldsby – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Crawford Goldsby (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

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k.d. lang

by ethnic on July 12, 2010

Birth Name: Kathryn Dawn Lang

Place of Birth: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: November 2, 1961

Ethnicity: German, English, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, Icelandic, Russian Jewish, Sioux Native Canadian

k.d. lang is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the daughter of Audrey (Beebee) and Adam Frederick Lang.

k.d.’s maternal grandfather was Guy Marshall Bebee (the son of Solomon Fenton Bebee and Jane McLellen). Solomon was the son of Ethel Cushman Beebe and Dorcas Abigail Churchill. Jane was born in Dumfries-shire, Scotland, the daughter of George McLellan and Margaret Black.

k.d.’s maternal grandmother was Myrtle Josephine Youmans (the daughter of Joseph Henry Youmans and Josephine Lane). k.d.’s great-grandfather Joseph was the son of David Youmans and Samantha Ann Maybee. k.d.’s great-grandmother Josephine was the daughter of William Lane, who was born in Cork, Ireland, and of Janet Amanda Weese.

Sources: Genealogies of k.d.’s mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
https://www.wikitree.com

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Chaske Spencer

by ethnic on April 2, 2010

Chaske Spencer

Place of Birth: Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Date of Birth: March 9, 1975

Ethnicity: Yankton Dakota, Assiniboine, Sisseton (Santee Dakota), Nez Perce, Cherokee, Creek, as well as French and Dutch

Chaske Spencer is an American actor and producer. He played Sam Uley, the leader of the Wolfpack, in the Twilight films.

Chaske’s maternal grandfather was Louis Youngman (the son of Jacob Youngman and Skechana). The Youngman family were Yankton Dakota.

Chaske’s maternal grandmother was Mary/Marie Eagleman (the daughter of John Eagleman and Good Woman). The Eagleman family were Assiniboine and Sisseton (Santee Dakota).

Chaske’s mother’s obituary described her as “an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Montana and a direct descendant of Many Roads, Crazy Bull, Medicine Bear, Touches the Cloud and Eagle Man.”

Sources: http://www.bettyconfidential.com

Obituary of Chaske’s mother – http://lmtribune.com

Chaske’s maternal grandparents, Lewis Youngman and Mary/Marie Eagleman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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