2585Re: Cherokee Nation votes to expel 'freedmen'
- Mar 4, 2007...nor mine=) Heather
j s <creolescience@...> wrote:
Plus 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???!
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