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Indian princesses in the Paddock lineage
Posted by: Kim Paddock (ID *****6713) Date: November 27, 2012 at 22:29:49
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I have been studying the Paddock lineage for about a year now. I came across old family tree documents that show not one but three Indian princesses in the early family tree. I looked into this a little more. It seemed a bit difficult to swallow considering the settlers' views on the Indians. At least one of these princesses was from the Wampanoag tribe which was a seafaring costal tribe. The odd thing is that the description of these people states that they have fair skin and blazing red hair. They also are reported by the French to have a dialect that is completely different from the other tribes. Can they be Viking descendents? Considering that Lief Erickson (Prince Lief, son of King Eric the Red) came across to this continent in the late 10th century it very well could be true. The Vikings have been on the eastern continent for some five centuries prior to Columbus "discovering" America. Their tribal chief (king) controlled many miles of coastline and 30,000 of his people. His children were princes and princesses. So were the children of other tribal chiefs of that tribe. How would Britain feel about their already being a royal family here before them? How Britain reacted was to declare that these "Indians" could be taken as slaves and their children too. Some of these natives had married into prominent families and had children already. Since these "Indians" could easily pass as possibly Irish they could be hidden in the bloodlines of the families. It would be safe to assume that none of the settlers would give their families up for slaves or those of their neighbors. Any mention or lineage showing the Indian princesses is scarce but there are clues here and there. I will try and find the documents that I bookmarked on my other computer and post some links.

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