Aleta Tenney's Website
Hello and Welcome,
My name is Aleta, and this is my home on the
web. As a small child I used to sit on my
Grandpa's knee and listen to his wonderful
stories. I'd tell my parents I wanted to go hear
more of Grandpa's lies. Of course he never lied.
He just told me the most interesting stories
about his life. Some of those stories I plan to
incorporate in my own writing, in one way or
Grandpa's mother was a full-blood Cherokee, but
she married a white man and hid her heritage.
She was born in 1866, and her father was born in
1836-two years before the trail of Tears, and you
just didn't tell the world you were Indian. She
never even taught her children the traditions of
her people. So there is no proof that I have
Cherokee blood, but I know it in my heart.
My mother looked Indian, but she never wanted
to learn about the Cherokee. My dad is also of
Native American descent. His father was part
Blackfoot and his mother part Cherokee, but he
So, although I'm not a tribal member, or
recognized in any way, I still love the Indian
people and my heritage. I want to know as much
as possible about them.
I've always wanted to write, and within the last
few years I've discovered I truly love it. I
recently completed a non-traditional Historical
Romance, Indian of course.
Although I'm not published at present, it's my
dream to become a published author. I have
several more books planned, which hopefully
will be completed more quickly than the first.
Some of the characters and locations from the
first book will be included in the following
stories and they will include some paranormal.
I'm a member of three critique groups and the
members of those groups have been an amazing
help to me. I doubt that I could have done
anything without them.
Recently I added links to many Author's
websites, which will give visitors access to their
favorite authors, and lots of helpful articles on
Please visit my writing sample page to read
some of my work. "They Dance" has been
posted there, as well as a few of my Christian
"Will you teach your children what we have taught
our children? That the earth is our mother?
What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the
earth. This we know: the earth does not belong to
man, man belongs to the earth. All things are
connected like the blood that unites us all. Man
did not weave the web of life, he is merely a
strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he
does to himself. One thing we know: Our god is
also your god. The earth is precious to him and to
harm the earth is to heap contempt on its creator."
"If the white man wants to live in peace with the
Indian...we can live in peace. There need be no
trouble. Treat all men alike...give them all the same
law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow.
All men were made by the same great Spirit Chief.
They are all brothers. The earth is the mother of all
people, and all people should have equal rights upon
it. Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop,
free to work, free to trade...where I choose my own
teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free
to think and talk and act for myself, and I will obey
every law,or submit to the penalty."