I've updated my postings on my ancestors
My Mayflower relatives
Tallying my Pilgrim ancestors
My Fortune and Anne ancestors
My Mayflower ancestors
to reflect the new information. But here are the highlights:
With all these original ancestors, I'm better than a Founding Father. I'm practically a Native American. When we talk about the founders' "original intent," we're talking about what my people thought and believed.
This makes me even more qualified than before to judge the Johnny-come-latelys and their attempts to whitewash America. For instance, Arizona's new laws cracking down on immigration and ethnic studies. I judge these efforts to be contrary to the spirit of my country.
Since my family has been here longer than almost every other Euro-American family, you can trust me on this. Those of us who have been here since the beginning know best.
For more on the subject, see 10 Little Pilgrims and Indians.
Below: "An imaginary likeness of William Brewster. There is no known portrait of him from life."