Who really cares? Will this sublimate American Indians now into that hated class of European Origin White Anglo Saxons?
Will it take away their special sovereignty that allows them to steal from Americans via their gambling reservations?
Will it change their preferential treatment in most any government consideration?
[I am 1/16 Cherokee, BTW. but that’s not good enough to be ‘made’ in the Indian Mafia]
posted on 11/07/2013 9:09:26 AM PST
1/32nd was good enough for the Mashantucket Pequots of Connecticut and they would still give you a preference in hiring and promotion if you went to work for them. If they had’n’t screwed to pooch and driven Foxwoods Casino into the ground so nobody is getting hired or promoted.
posted on 11/07/2013 9:13:46 AM PST
(Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
You’re right, politically this is irrelevant. I posted it because it was interesting, not because I thought that this information would help eliminate all of the Federal perks that Indians get.
1/16 is good enough for the Cherokee if you can prove it, and proving it involves having a direct ancestor listed on either the Guion Miller roll if Eastern Cherokee or the Dawes roll if Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. Legendary ancestry doesn't cut it and sometimes blood ties don't if your ancestors applied and show up on the rolls as denied, usually due to having lived apart from the tribe for too long. I've got seven on the Guion Miller roll, a former chief is a third cousin, but would not ever be accepted into the tribe because the applications of those seven were denied, they'd lived apart from the tribe and intermarried among whites for over a century.
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