The Cosmic Journeyman
- Sep 29, 2005
- Creative Industrialist
So you are part French?I have spent over 20 years researching all sides of my family history. I know. Some of you have heard or read about this before. In the course of this research, I have had to accept some disturbing facts. Mostly related to the legacy of slavery. Yeah. Here we go again. Not really though. This post is a little different. Its about one slave master in particular who shows up in my family tree. After all these years, I can no longer ignore him or pretend he does not exist. I discovered him recently while digging through my Louisiana roots. As I was searching through the records for a branch of my family named "St.Martin", I was led to some Louisiana Slave Records, which opened the door that I was searching for. The path through Saint Dominique (prior to the Haitian Revolution) back to the Congo. The deeper I go into the path, the more that is revealed to me, so please excuse me if I seem "strange" to you.
So you are part French?
I'd like to know about what a GRIF is, if you have time to educate or at least point me to some material to read up on the subject.
Peace Omowalejabali and Houserunner..It was a term used in Louisiana Slave schedules for an African/Native American mix. I have found no other reference for this term.
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