Many Americans have indigenous roots and blood more than they know or wish to recognize. Just because it is not documented by paper does not make one full blooded European, African, Latino, etc., because many Americans in history denied their bloodlineage due to social and religious stigmas of that period and I think it false to deny ones heritage just because the government, or communitys, demand proof. Mexicans have indigenous blood in them, but Puerto Ricans do not. Many Latinos today claim Indian (Aztec) blood, yet, up until the late sixties, many Latinos denied being Indian because it was not popular, nor acceptable. Being American Indian ties one to the lands and geographic areas through history, culture (songs, languages, dances etc,.), names and traditions that predate European expansion. Many tribes adopt(ed) non-natives and I see nothing wrong with that. Indigenous cultures have collectively been that of inclusion versus the Anglo European culture of exclusion, which still exists today. The only inclusive thing about America is taxation and consumerism. Voting, social programs, education and churches are turning into a members only society under the guise of immigration or national security. Personally, I think Gary Busey would represent Comanches better than Johnny Depp because Busey looks and acts Comanche. Guess they need all the press they can get and I apoligize to all my Numunu brothers and sisters that disagree!
Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 17:04