John Atkins

Necklace and Bible.
Necklace and Bible.

My family is divided culturally in two ways and it’s kind of ironic, one half is American Native, the other half is European. In both parts of my family religion has always been important. On both sides, we have important items and I’m going to talk about both. On my European side, we have this old bible that probably came from Europe and migrated to America, it is important to my family because it’s one of the only things my mom has left of her grandma since her grandma originally gave it to her but it did not come from her. On the other side, we have these necklaces that come from a few generations down, and while I do not wear them now I used to and so did my dad. My family unique because we have two halves that become whole and we unite to become stronger. My story also connects to other people's stories because most of the people in America have a heritage in Europe.

Place(s): Europe, America

– John Atkins

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more