I did not get the same understanding from Mr Grayson post.
He said Creek Freedmen did not vote themselves out of the Creek Nation.
He did not say Creek Freedmen means nothing.
He said that there are enrolled African Americans of the Creek tribe. They are Black Creeks.
He said that you should tell as many Creek people as possible to vote, no matter their race. He said the minority were the racist, controlling information.
Mrs Norma with your kind of optimism, the civil rights bill would have never happen. You sound so defeated or is it an excuse to do nothing.
My question to Mr Grayson is why is it so hard for people to understand their own responsibility to work to get people out to vote. Do you believe in the blood stuff as all the other people on this message board. I find from Huttonville to Okmulgee and everywhere else that Freedmen descendants are preaching the blood system more than the Indians, with no documentation other than the ancestor name on the Freedmen roll, which should in my small opinion be enough. Blood or no blood.
Why do people want us to hide in the back ground and shut up so the light red skin black people can say look at my high cheek bones and straight hair its just like yours, when my ancestors work the same Indian owned cotton fields as theirs did. Mrs Vann, you want a suggestion, organize a Freedmen Day in Oklahoma. Freedmen descendants need a day of pride. We need a day to honor all of us. A day to recognize the achievements and contributions we have made to the five civilized tribes and the State of Oklahoma. Because there is nothing more shameful than telling us dark skin, no documented Indian blood Freedmen descendants to stay silent, while you speak of Indian blood that had nothing to do with my great great grandfather's freedom and citizen status.
If I can understand this so can others.