African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Re: again...BQ debate in the Nation
In Response To: Re: again...BQ debate in the Nation ()
This issue is very simple and it is about bloodline. If you do not have Cherokee blood, then you are not Cherokee.
Being freedman on the Cherokee rolls does not make you Cherokee. If freedmen can prove a bloodline connection, no problem.
Other than that it's not travesty protecting bloodlines and tribal identity. If we let non-Indians into tribes it's no longer "tribe" it would be more like a "club."
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