2580Re: Cherokee Nation votes to expel 'freedmen'
- Mar 4 3:01 PMPlus they base their membership on records
made by White government workers, kind
of like some "blacks" today accepting
the slave masters one-drop rule.
It's all about money I think.
Not my kind of club.
Heather Stimmel <heather21230@...> wrote:Yeah, 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???!
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/Generation -Mixed/message/ 2566
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