Flashermac Posted July 31, 2013 Report Share Posted July 31, 2013 You've got it, Cav. Hollywood is Hollywood. Johnny Depp's ancestry has been traced quite a ways. No Indians in the family, but an African American way back. I heard stories about Cherokees in my ancestry too, but I haven't found a one, and I've traced all lines back to at least 1700. Claiming to be part Cherokee is common in the American South. Closest thing I've find in my family are 3 ancestors killed by Indians, including a young married couple whose only child somehow managed to survive. Johnny Cash used to claim to be 1/8th Cherokee. He later admitted it wasn't true, just something he said when he was first starting out. Popular thing to do. I had a Cherokee friend from Oklahoma when I was an undergrad.. He told me Cherokees used to laugh at all the claims, saying the Cherokees must have been the largest tribe in America. Maybe Johnny Depp can play Charlie Chan next. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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