Skip to comments.Cherokee Indians: We are free to oust blacks
Posted on 09/14/2011 11:44:17 AM PDT by maddog55
OKLAHOMA CITY The nation's second-largest Indian tribe said on Tuesday that it would not be dictated to by the U.S. government over its move to banish 2,800 African Americans from its citizenship rolls.
"The Cherokee Nation will not be governed by the BIA," Joe Crittenden, the tribe's acting principal chief, said in a statement responding to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Crittenden, who leads the tribe until a new principal chief is elected, went on to complain about unnamed congressmen meddling in the tribe's self-governance.
The reaction follows a letter the tribe received on Monday from BIA Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk, who warned that the results of the September 24 Cherokee election for principal chief will not be recognized by the U.S. government if the ousted members, known to some as "Cherokee Freedmen," are not allowed to vote.
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Wonders if Great Black Father will put them on “the Trail of Tears” again?
To become a member of the tribe one need only prove an ancestor was on one of the early rolls, i.e. The Dawes Rolls, used to give members their allotments. Blood quantum is not a factor. I am 1/64 and just recently joined. This is not unusual for people, like myself, who research their family history. A large number of the tribe do not get, nor want, the freebies. Any black whose ancestor intermarried & was on the rolls will remain in the tribe or can enroll if not already a member.
Hope that helps you........
So what? Either has merit. We did conquer this land and we are giving the conquered their "due". Just because we have been taught to think through the veil of political correctness, does not make them wrong.
Many blacks claim slavery, a common practice of the day, as their sole reason to collect welfare checks - and white guilt has kept the money flowing. They claim victim status because "we took them from their land and brought them here" I say, the Red Indian just lacks "White Guilt"
So now, the American Indian calls their bluff? I'm all LOL!
As far as the victim blacks? Send them back to whatever continent they are so proud of, and quit rolling over to their every whim.
The race-based “Congressional Black Caucus” is opposed to race-based membership in the Cherokee Nation.
You can’t make this shit up.
Indian and Black?
The double dip possibilities are endless.
That will be the day.
My great grandmother was Cherokee.....what percentage does that make me?
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