He’s right. I take it a step further. I’m half Cherokee. Yes, it breaks my heart what was done to the people, but I decided at a very young age (reading history, I understood that nothing stays the same in any part of the world) that this is the world that I live in now and I was going to enjoy the freedom and opportunities afforded me in this country. I was happy that I had been born here. When someone would ask me why I don’t take advantage of the gov’t help for native americans, I would reply, “It didn’t happen to me, I can take care of myself in this world and I think it’s insulting to me imply that I need extra help”.