I image that being Native American, part of that curiosity is a bit of duty to carry on a culture that now belongs to far too few. This family is Native American. My (18f) grandfather was a full blooded Sioux Native American. Finally, after the cousin claimed she would refuse any more visits with their Sioux relatives if her “white” cousin was along for the ride, OP snapped and told her cousin the hard truth. I am more Native American than she is because her dad isn’t Sioux AT ALL.