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Re: Freedmen Roll DOES indicate "Indian blood"
In Response To: Freedmen Roll DOES indicate "Indian blood" ()
As I read those articles concerning the Cherokee Freedmen I had very mixed feelings of anger, disapointment, etc. It is so rediculous that blacks have to still fight these racial battles but at the same time I am glad that they are being fought and with such skill! I also thought, they have messed up now, don't go messing with our voting rights. I am a southern African American from south carolina, and we black Indians are basically babes on milk compared to the Cherokee Freedmen descendants etc. I claim Indian heritage in a black/ white southern culture where Indian are just now starting to not be ashame to be Indian. Many blacks in the South are not interesting in pursuing Indianness, they are just black.
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