Frequently Asked Questions
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Who are the Sizemore’s Native American Ancestors?
Some will try taking advantage of families such as the Sizemore, Collins and other Surnames by citing The Racial Integrity Act of 1924, thus being further known as “FPC” Mulatto, Melungeon, Metis, and other of mixed native blood. The fact is these families were not Saponi , Cherokee or any other recognized tribe in America, the Sizemore Y-Dna haplotype alone is of an unknown Native American’s, maybe one they thought was extinct. Anyone claiming otherwise is sadly mistaken and giving these families false hope in stating they are from one of these particular tribes.
Is the Sizemore Tribe of the New River a federally or state recognized tribe?
No, the Sizemore Tribe of the New River is not recognized by federal or state governments.
Why do you ask for donations and membership fees?
Membership Fees help pay our operating costs which include maintaining a PO Box, postage fees, office supplies, maintaining a website, and other fees associated with operating a non-profit organization.
If I become a member of the tribe will I be eligible for government benefits?
By law , you are only eligible for government benefits if you are a member of a recognized tribe and your blood quantum meets the government requirements. The federal government uses blood quantum, to say whether they consider you a Native American or not.