Eligibility is based on lineal descent from a Native or immigrant American ancestor who participated in any capacity in actual hostilities, one against the other, or in any other activity with each other, during the period May 14, 1607 to 1900. Basically, anyone who fought in any of the Indian Wars, on either side, or someone engaged in trading or other activity with the Indians.
My ancestor was:
John Hannum, born ca 1637 at Dorchester, MA to William and Honor (Capen) Hannum. He married (1) Sarah Weller on 20 November 1662 at Northampton, MA. After Sarah's death in 1673, John married (2) Esther Langton on 20 April 1675 at Northampton, MA, and died 19 February 1712.
John and Sarah had:
John and Esther had:
John Hannum. born 9 August 1676 at Northampton, MA and married Elizabeth Clesson
John served as a Private in Captain Elisha Hawley's Company during a war with the French and Indians in 1655.