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Re: Bluesky, d/o Cornstalk
Posted by: Stephen L. Garen (ID *****0072) Date: July 06, 2002 at 16:21:55
In Reply to: Bluesky, d/o Cornstalk by Zoie of 252

I have found no documentation on Bluesky, although this too has been passed down in my Adkins line, that also merges into your line of Adkins. Mine through Littleberry Adkins.
Charles Stackpole says, of which I believe, that no documentation was kept by the Shawnee, little anyway, and I tend to agree. Especially on marriages, as they belived "o.k. you married so & so, we know that, good enough".
The books by Allen W. Eckert & Richard Pangburn show nothing of Bluesky. I had researchers look at Pangburn's Indian Blood books, after asking Mr. Eckert who would possibly know.
I have seen the pics and saved them to my computer of William & Elizabeth Adkins' Grandson, William Adkins, and GrGr Granddaughter, Permelia Adkins. I showed them to my cousin and your's who is a direct descendant of Tecumseh, along with other cousins of ours, and we have decided that there is Indian in there somewhere based on the features of the 2. Perhaps through Mitha, who married Richard Parker.
We found Mitha is Algonquin and Iroquois for the word "Mother".
Certain other researchers are against any Native Americans in our Adkins line, or for that matter any of my lines from W.V. Purely a small group of "Blue Blood Line" believers. Which if you use common sense would have to be laughable at least.
I choose to look in places other researchers overlook, in some cases to fit in with other researchers.
Adkins and other Surnames in our lines shared and not shared are all over the Indian Removal Rolls. has alot of the surnames on it, if you wish to look there.
It has to come from somewhere, stories, and other things passed down Native American.
I have dark skin, had it since birth. High cheekbones.
My uncles from East Lynn W.V. all had the same features, as did my Grandmother & Gr.Grandmother. Most likely form the Skaggs line. My Hale line has descendants who look Indian, and so do the Adkins.
I can post the William/Permelia Adkins site here if you haven't seen it and are interested.
I also bought the "Mothman Prophecies" DVD last night just because of the Cornstalk Curse myth surrounding it. It isn't mentioned except in a little section before the film, and is mentioned in the booklet in the DVD case. How much of a commitment to this Family Oral History is that. *LOL*
Stephen L. Garen
Wilmington, Ohio

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