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2007-03-03 Home Front: Culture Wars
Cherokee Nation To Vote on Expelling Slaves' Descendants
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Posted by Anonymoose 2007-03-03 12:44|| || Front Page|| [17 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 It would tickle me if the "Freedmen" outnumbered the Whole Blood Cherokee, Whadda you do then?
Posted by Redneck Jim 2007-03-03 15:02||   2007-03-03 15:02|| Front Page Top

#2 "It's a basic, inherent right to determine our own citizenry. We paid very dearly for those rights," Cherokee Principal Chief Chad Smith said in an interview last month in Oklahoma City.

That is correct. How you exercise that right DETERMINES whether you are racist or not.

Posted by Ptah">Ptah  2007-03-03 19:02||]">[]  2007-03-03 19:02|| Front Page Top

#3  For some years richer tribes have been manipulating their rolls by arbitrarily expelling whole branches of the tribe, thus making the per capita slice of payouts much greater for those who make the cut. It's about greed as much as racism.
The Dawes Commission seems to have operated with a bit of a racist bent. The Dawes Roll is not credible as a basis for tribal membership.
"It's oppressed people that's oppressing people" Yup, and it happens all over Indian Country.
I hope the US Constitution and the 1866 treaty will protect the rights of the freedmen. These protections are not subject to revocation by this vote. "It should have been a nonissue." Indeed.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2007-03-03 19:36||   2007-03-03 19:36|| Front Page Top

#4 Now, now, #2 Ptah - we all know that only white people can be racist.

Ya' gotta get with the program.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2007-03-03 19:48||]">[]  2007-03-03 19:48|| Front Page Top

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