Even if true, it still doesn't reverse the fact that when she was claiming American Indian ancestry for getting a job at Harvard she had no evidence of it nor any history of discrimination against her or any known ancestor which would "justify" her claim for special affirmative action treatment.
posted on 05/01/2012 7:57:07 AM PDT
(You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
IF her great great grandmother was on the Dawes Rolls then that ancestor was certainly subject to injustice based on race.
She or her parents and/or grandparents would likely have been involved in the forced sale of their lands in the South and their relocation like to Oklahoma.
We shall see.
posted on 05/01/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT
isn’t cherokee one of those “catchall” tribal relations? IOW since there was so much intermarriage a claim can be stated for just about anyone. (as long as you don’t also claim a piece of the casinos)
posted on 05/01/2012 8:01:54 AM PDT
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