4229Re: FW: [COMMENTARY] The Myth of Native American Blood
- Jul 1, 2012Well, I'd say Ms. Tallbear's viewpoint is way out of line- especially the part about needing to be 'recognized by the community.'
There can be numerous reasons a person cannot be accepted into the Cherokee Nation, even if said person does have valid claim to the ancestry.
Speaking from my situation, my great-grandfather did not sign up for the rolls although he had the legal right to do so; and while his "personal choice" backfired on some of his descendants, that does not make his descendants "less Cherokee."
Ms. Tallbear's POV could cover any race or ethnicity- the idea that a person must belong to some particular group is nonsense.
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