Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

As Chief of Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma’s delegate is used to meeting with president
Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/10/12

Posted on 08/11/2012 6:03:47 AM PDT by Libloather

As Chief of Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma’s delegate is used to meeting with president
Modified: Friday, Aug. 10, 2012

Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker said of President Barack Obama: “We really appreciate the attitude his administration has placed toward Indian Country.”

Chief Bill John Baker of the Cherokee Nation met with President Barack Obama last month in Washington, D.C., to talk about tribal issues.

**SNIP**

Baker is a fourth-generation Cherokee born and raised in Tahlequah, Okla., the capital of the Cherokee Nation. His great-great-grandmother was brought there in the early 19th century after her parents died on the “Trail of Tears.”

(Excerpt) Read more at charlotteobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cherokee; delegate; oklahoma; warren
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-36 next last
I wonder if the Chief has a take on the high cheekboned Faux Squaw.
1 posted on 08/11/2012 6:03:54 AM PDT by Libloather
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Libloather

‘...Baker is a fourth-generation Cherokee born... His great-great-grandmother was brought there in the early 19th century after her parents died on the “Trail of Tears.”’

Another one of those “1/32nd, high-cheekboned” faux-Indian frauds and fakers?

HE’S AN AMERICAN. (Maybe).


2 posted on 08/11/2012 6:13:49 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill
Another one of those “1/32nd, high-cheekboned” faux-Indian frauds and fakers?

Only a real Indian—as opposed to a Leftist fraud—would have the b***s to use the classic expression "Indian country." He also looks Indian to me—he has light skin, but his features are pretty Oriental-looking.

3 posted on 08/11/2012 6:28:49 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Libloather; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker said of President Barack Obama: “We really appreciate the attitude his administration has placed toward Indian Country.”

When I saw President Obama, I told him from my point of view, Mitt Romney... hasn't a chinaman's chance of beating him this fall!

I said the same thing to Our Great Black Father... when I was last in Washington--

We sharpen our scalping knives and paint our faces... in anticipation of hanging Mitt's and Paul's stylish hair from the lodge pole of our teepee!

4 posted on 08/11/2012 6:31:20 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

The Indians have been fooled by people in Washington for years, this guy is just another in a long line of Indians that have believed anything coming out of Washington.


5 posted on 08/11/2012 6:34:06 AM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

You have to live in OK to see the benefits and freebies that Indian tribes get. It’s always amusing to see some blonde driving a car with tribal license plates. Also, I think Indians are allowed to vote to raise taxes that they don’t pay.

I have a friend who was raised in Tahlequah, and all the kids with Indian ties got “free” school supplies every year, even the children of doctors and lawyers. Meanwhile, the other kids, no matter how poor, did not.

There’s a public service ad that airs frequently during Rush’s show promoting a sweet mortgage deal for Indians, paid for by taxpayers, of course. It’s such a crock.


6 posted on 08/11/2012 6:36:07 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

alot of us have ancestors that died on the trail of tears.


7 posted on 08/11/2012 6:38:39 AM PDT by dalebert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

WHAT in Sam Hill is a “fourth-generation Cherokee” ???


8 posted on 08/11/2012 6:43:31 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

One thing is for certain, he is NOT a “ fourth-generation Cherokee.” That is a meaningless identification. Either he is a Cherokee of unknown generations but certainly much more than four or he is no Cherokee at all. His great great grandmother was descended from uncounted generations of Cherokees who came before her. She did not become a Cherokee on the trail of tears or by virtue of arrival in Oklahoma. There is a reason why there is a town in North Carolina named Cherokee. I have been there many times.

I consider that line to be just another example of why I take every news story with a BUCKET of salt. It may seem trivial but if they can’t get the easy stuff right why would I take the rest seriously?


9 posted on 08/11/2012 6:50:32 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Pining_4_TX
You should get some wisdom, friend. Check to see how much of what you call freebies are really compensation in exchange for the lands, water rights and other rights ceded to the federal government in perpetuity in the Indian treaties. And check to see how many of those blonds are really a quarter-blood or more. And, by the way, the Supreme Court has continued to uphold the treaties, much to the dismay of some foaming-mouth types.
10 posted on 08/11/2012 7:28:48 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Libloather

The BIA is a horrible joke that has done enormous harm to the Indian tribes, *and* many of the treaties between the US government and the tribes are ridiculous, irrational, filled with gobbledegook that made no sense even when they were written, *and* one of the biggest problems the tribes face today is a *lack* of federal business law allowing corporations to operate on reservation lands.

For this reason, the president needs to convene a permanent Indian Treaty Commission to meet individually and collectively with the tribes, and non-tribal indigenous people including Alaskan Eskimos and Native Hawaiians, to have extensive negotiations leading to the elimination of the BIA, rationalization and modernization of treaties, and the establishment of federal business law on tribal lands so that the tribes can be developed as the tribes see fit.


11 posted on 08/11/2012 7:30:38 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

A book worth a read

Walking the Trail, by Jerry Ellis

I read it when it first came out and could not put it down....

http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Trail-Journey-along-Cherokee/dp/0803267436/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&qid=1344696897&sr=8-19&keywords=trail+of+tears


12 posted on 08/11/2012 7:59:14 AM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Pining_4_TX
"You have to live in OK to see the benefits and freebies that Indian tribes get. It’s always amusing to see some blonde driving a car with tribal license plates."

Same here in Alaska but more. Having a drop of native blood is the golden ticket for lots of free stuff, money for nothing, and natural resource preferences over your citizen neighbors. 99% of this state is locked up for the use of the feds or natives. We who don't get the free stuff are the true one percenters here. They are a drone voting block that keep returning democratic and republican political prostitutes to DC. When combined with the union thugs they are an unbeatable coalition of takers.

13 posted on 08/11/2012 9:13:04 AM PDT by strongbow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

If you’d like to see a different kind of Indian— one who identifies himself as an “America Indian Patriot’’, hike on over to Dr. David Yeagleys “Bad Eagle.com’’. This guy HATES Obama and loves America.


14 posted on 08/11/2012 9:15:49 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill
Your bias BS is showing. Tell me why he could not be full blooded Indian and still have his great great grandmothers parents come by the Trail of Tears? If his grandparents were full blood and married full blood he would be full blood. Try to think before you blabber about.
15 posted on 08/11/2012 9:16:02 AM PDT by fish hawk (phobos)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: righttackle44
I could care less about the Cherokees and their relation ship with US Govt. I came here to see the bull crap hateful bias that I see on every thread that talks about Indians. Sure enough I am not disappointed, plenty here to go around. Most Indians from all tribes are Liberals and vote Democrat only. Why, the dole and promises (that never get fulfilled). Also I want to point out from experience, that those Indians that hate whites are losers. Tribes are such a low population on a voting block, they can get no legislation passed in their favor. My tribe was smart and got white people behind us, influential people, to write their politicians and through them, got back our hunting and fishing rights.
16 posted on 08/11/2012 9:27:15 AM PDT by fish hawk (phobos)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: RipSawyer; dalebert; SamuraiScot

“One thing is for certain, he is NOT a “ fourth-generation Cherokee.” That is a meaningless identification. Either he is a Cherokee of unknown generations but certainly much more than four or he is no Cherokee at all. His great great grandmother was descended from uncounted generations of Cherokees who came before her. She did not become a Cherokee on the trail of tears or by virtue of arrival in Oklahoma. There is a reason why there is a town in North Carolina named Cherokee. I have been there many times.

I consider that line to be just another example of why I take every news story with a BUCKET of salt. It may seem trivial but if they can’t get the easy stuff right why would I take the rest seriously?”

I agree.

Between Ward Churchill, Elizabeth Warren and other liars who claim this and that lineage, it’s hard to separate the truth from the liars anymore. I guess if you “look” like someone or something, that’s enough to claim it. Pretty soon, an Ancestry.com link will be required on everyones’ digital resume or LFBC, just to validate it.

Even the Pathological-Liar-in_Chief, 0bummer, now claims descendancy from the *First American Slave* etc etc etc.

He can claim that crap, but still can’t supply any recent records? Meh.


17 posted on 08/11/2012 9:32:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: jmacusa
Amen. Dr. Yeagley is a real outspoken patriot. I've corresponded with him in the past. He is a college teacher but not sure where right now. Conservative Indians are very rare. I am one also and most of my immediate family although my tribe (Yuroks of N. Calif. Klamath River) has to be at least 95% liberal Democrat.
18 posted on 08/11/2012 9:33:30 AM PDT by fish hawk (phobos)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: fish hawk

Read this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2917220/posts?page=9#9

and get back to us.


19 posted on 08/11/2012 9:34:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill
I went to your link but it only took me back to this thread. If you have something to say, just say it. You may be misinterpreting what I stated. I didn't say he was full blooded Indian at all. I said there is no reason he could not be as you implied that he was almost NOT an Indian. Like I said before , engage brain before mouth.
20 posted on 08/11/2012 9:42:50 AM PDT by fish hawk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-36 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson