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Dear Ms. Cook,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
There is a great deal of academic literature on the intermarraige of whites and Native Americans but unfortunately a fee may be charged and often as they are academic essays. While traditionally looked at as white men and native women, recent studies have looked more in-depth into the marriages of native men and white women.
The intermarraige aspect was notable enough that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) would note the percentage tribal members were and to this day still issue the Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood that using historic records shows what percentage a tribal member one is, though that alone does not guarantee one enrollment into a tribal nation.
If you are having difficulties finding records for white ancestors prior to circa 1850, there is going to be even less for American Indians. We suggest that you begin your Native American search by reviewing NARA’s Researching an Individual or Family web pages.
You also may wish to use the FamilySearch wiki for American Indians.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research.
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I'll give that a shot! Thank you so much!
Hi Cassara, I found what I believe to be some of your family members on familysearch.com. it is a free site but you will have to join. I hope the following are of some help. Alice
I appreciate your time and effort so much! Unfortunately, these aren't matches for my family. George was born around 1810 in Tennessee, and his father, John, was born around 1790, to my knowledge none of my family was in Utah or Idaho.
Thank you for trying to help!