2575Re: Cherokee Nation votes to expel 'freedmen'
- Mar 4, 2007Yeah, I have to agree! This is ridiculous and, like Multi, I tend
to think it is out of racist attitudes that this is happening.
I remember reading on their website (Cherokee) the qualifications
you need to be officially registered within the Cherokee tribe,
so this is not really a shock to me (but, in a way, it is).
The site says if you cannot prove (within a certain fraction-
can't remember what it was, but it seemed a little ridiculous
at the time) that you are a certain (fractional) amount Cherokee
Indian, than they will not officially recognize a person as a Cherokee.
The reason I know this is, because... my son
is part Cherokee, as am I (or, so I'm told).
I've done quite a bit of research on this subject, to little avail.
It's almost unconscionable (sp?) that they can actually "expel"
members they officially accepted as "genuine" at some point in history!
That's what I don't get???!
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