Who I am and Who am I?
Osiyo,Hello, My name is Yvonne. I was born in Yakima, Washington, I am the daughter of Larry Wayne Jackson and Pauline (now Paula:) Marie Lipp. In 2000 my Aunt Diane Lynn Jackson, came to visit me in my then home of Kent, Washington. Aunt Diane made a special visit, to give me a packet which contained my family history and lineage. My Aunt also told me, you are Cherokee! I jumped up and thoroughly elated, and hollered, “I knew it!” I had a dream when I was a teenager, of my Grandfather Scott Jackson, with a Chief’s Head Dress on, I could see his blue eyes, staring back at me, and then the image of my Grandfather Scott, got
more and more distant. Then I awoke, feeling, there’s something my family needs to tell me.
Something they’ve been keeping secret all these years, I was 17 at the time. My Aunt
would wait until I was 29 to tell me, I will be 42 this year. Some of my family will acknowledge Indian blood, but most deny having it, especially my father. I however, am very proud of my heritage, and think it’s something very special to be Cherokee. I am told by my cousin from my mother’s side, who has a Full Blood Blackfoot father, that the Lipps have Cherokee as well. I hope to know more one day. Thank you for allowing me to share. Yvonne, Wado