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Re: Lies and Misrepresentations About the freedmen

busy rewriting,

the freedmen issue as it pertains to the oklahoma tribe cannot be relative to the seminole nation or miccosukees of florida. what do you mean by "they just never did as they should have"? about what? call up the seminole tribe of OK and talk some sense into them? i don't see the eastern band saying nathan to the CNO....

these bands of people have absorbed the bloods of many and you will find many-a-mixed blood still among them. i am a descendant of these peoples, big cypress, brighton, hollywood, immokalee, tamiami, they're all there. you gotta remember my folks were in the boonies from 1820's til around the 1950's (when the everglades were about to be yanked by the dept of the interior) which if look at the 1950 census' from dade,broward,collier counties you get all the billie's, tiger's, osceola's and jumper's showing up on the records.

as for the hollywood seminole..... i agree that there WEBSITE doesn't tell the WHOLE story but if you go to the museum ( in hollywood) it's all there..... was when i was a teenager. i don't think they are hiding it BUT i know why they don't list the information you're looking for them to have on the website about slavery et al. simply put, it's too much knowledge to just place within a history without the RIGHT context. i don't know who was denying that they previous owned slaves... i don't think apachekid was though. instead i think what he was maybe trying to say that the fla tribe of seminole is a plain different entity with different histories ( to certain extent) from the ok seminoles. different priorities and motives.

if the seminole tribe of florida website has listed contact with europeans around 1500's most likely they are speaking about the tequesta who were living in florida at the time...then there were the oconee who moved from the north close to around 1750( micanopy became was a recognized seminole chief during the war even though he was oconee ). the point is all are ancestors of seminole peoples of florida.
as far as that 1/4 rule......i never knew nothing about a 1/4 rule. there ain't no rolls like the ok seminole bands. no white folks saw indians and vice versa unless they lived way out in the glade til the 50's.
but, go to tamiami, go to hollywood, go to big cypress if they have a 1/4 rule , it's in place to keep the prosperity in the community,within the tribe. why there are hella white folks in florida right now wanting a piece of that pie. that seminole hard rock is no joke fabulous. (it's crazy actually) i remember when that was some run down old land with a couple of tin roofed buildings and a horse or two. cross from the trailer park. if it's in place, it's there to keep perspective. although i'm not convinced they really have a quantum. per se.

speaking up for my folk,

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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