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Re: Cherokee Chief Moves to Remove Cherokee citize
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I just tuned in to this site by way of universal synchronicity. As I am presently working on writing a book about our family case,(Black Indians) I decided to type in 'Black Indians' in the Search, and I found this site.
Note: For anyone interested in increasing your awareness-----you can heighten your awareness by cutting out,(or back on) tv and radio. Since I stopped tuning into TV and radio in 1999,(I only watch movies that I select on VHS DVDs that's it, get news off of the internet) I am tuned in on a whole different frequency. Both tv and radio cause interference with the universal frequency, and cause loss of reception throught the tuning in to these other channels.--Back to why I am posting..
My family were once on the Qualla reservation in North Carolina; we had taken up residency around 1880. The Eastern Band of Cherokee forced us off of the rolls with the June 4th 1924 Act that was to be the final roll. Even though we were on the earlier rolls, we were not included on the final roll. We were put off after after we had lived on the res for 48 years, gone to the Indian schools, (some went on to the Indian program at Hampton College in Va.)and after we had received government payments. We were put off because we were decendants from a slave and because we married other Black mixed bloods.These are the actions of the Eastern Band of Cherokees.
You see, we are the other half of the tribe that did not make the trip west; we did not go on the trail. We were caught up as slaves to Whites and White Cherokees that were already living in western North Carolina (Qualla) in the mountain areas where the hiding out was taking place before removal. In fact, My great, great, great, great uncle was Flying Squirrel, Chief of Paint Town, who was there when they shot old Tsali. My family fought for 20 years, before they were finally put off. I have copies of the old rolls after removal, and a list of rejected applicants who were denied because they had been a slave or decended from a slave.This was around 1908 -1911.
Maybe... It's time for a Black Redvolution. These ones who do not have an Indian mindset have been the ones in power who have been sending smoke signals to the rest of the tribe. In the past, they made it hard on members who sided with and associated with Black Cherokees. As long as these non-Indians (mindsets) are in power, we will continue to have the same scenario through out the ages.
I do not think that I am eligible to apply for membership in the western band. I know that I am not eligible to apply for membership in the eastern band! I would like to see a new mindset that is inclusive. We have never had to prove that we were Black; and how would we do that? These ones in power are not Indian. They have stolen the Indian identity, though they cannot take on the spirit. I will stay in tough.
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