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Re: Cherokee Chief Moves to Remove Cherokee citize
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I would like to thank you so much on that excellent breakdown of the situation on the status of the Cherokee Freedman. This is simply amazing at the type of hypocrisy that is presented among some of this tribe. Lord have mercy, I call it a shame of nation. To show how man can turn on his brother. There was a saying that goes " too much pride shall bring a man low".
With regards to the DNA testing, I was just curious because I had spoken to a reporter at the New York Times who said she would be doing an article on the Freedman decendants and how DNA testing has helped certain individuals get enrollement into a tribal nation. I guess in this wasn't the case with the Freedman. I just would like to add that DNA testing and genetic research is more reliable and fairly accurate moreso than ever. They use it to determine paternity, solve murders and so forth.We see it being put to use everyday. so that is somewhat of a myth. Geneticist are able to link individuals with certain populations that share a common genetic heritage. I think that so many lies have been put on paper for hundreds of years and just like you said, if we can believe a paper trail why not a DNA trail?
I think that if they used DNA testing it would do a lot more to unravel those who are truly indigenous as opposed to who is not so I am sure it will be avoided at all cost in using to determine Native heritage. There are many Native peoples who were disbanded, stripped of their culture and forced to assmiliate and thier decendants have lost thier heritage through no fault of thier own.
That's just my thoughts. I truly wish the Freedman good Luck and will offer them my support and hope they get what they were promised. They deserved it. If I can offer any help or support I am here from my brothers and sisters.
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