Greg Sarris Ancestry Report.
Greg Sarris was adopted at birth. He came to believe that his birth father was one Emilio Hilario, Jr. In the 1990's, Sarris found his presumed birth father's family, and Emilio's father accepted Sarris into the family. Soon after this, Sarris began to tell people his birth father was a North Coast Native American, through Emilio's maternal grandmother, Reinette Stewart Sarragossa. Sarris claimed that Reinette was the illegitimate daughter of North Coast Native Americans Emily Stewart and Tom Smith, and through them, Sarris had both Coast Miwok and Pomo ancestry. But no one in the family had ever heard that story before. To get to the truth about Reinette's family, a professional genealogist went back 214 years and six generations, uncovering over 188 documents and identifying 68 members of Reinette's family. The family is not Native American, North Coast or otherwise. Reinette's parents, Joseph Peter Stewart and Emily B. (Skanks) Stewart, were African-Americans from Pennsylvania and Maine. Theirs is a true American tale.