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Re: Obama's Cherokee Heritage
In Response To: Re: Obama's Cherokee Heritage ()
Actually Kerry, I'm talking about the law of the Cherokee Nation, not the United States. And had the seemingly thousands of alleged Cherokees whom you claim "hid out," "fled the Trail of Tears," "Passed for white or black," and so on ad nauseum, fought for their Nation instead of turning tail to run, the Cherokees might have had the power to resist colonialism and loss of our lands. If those people, ancestors of modern wannabes or cannot-proves or whatever kinder-gentler name we might call them, were really Cherokees back in the day, it is obviously their fault for what we lost.
Seriously folks, get a grip. Cherokee is a nationality, NOT A RACE! Otherwise, the Freedmen have no argument left but blood and most freedmen cannot prove one drop and those that can prove blood cannot prove that citizenship came with that drop.
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