The baby who would become famous as Roy Rogers was born to Andrew ("Andy") and Mattie (Womack) Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his family lived in a tenement building on 2nd Street.
By Laurence Zwisohn
Someone on Facebook chastised me for saying Rogers was only "part" Indian. Unless he's a member of a federally recognized tribe or recognized by most Indians as an Indian, "part" is all I'm crediting him for. If we said everyone with 1/32 "blood" was an Indian, we might as well say everyone who wants to be an Indian is one. The term would become essentially meaningless.
For more on the subject, see "Actual Indian" Defined and TV Shows Featuring Indians.