Andrew Jackson was the ancient grandfather of the 1940's Dixiecrats and the state's Rights GOP of today. As a Choctaw/Biloxi descendant whose ancestors were from Mississippi I know all too well about this history. Pushmataha fought along side General Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans only to die in DC in 1824 and have many Chahta Okla moved in spite of the loyalty to the US in that time.Some Chahta Okla don't think very highly of Pushmataha due to this history. Andrew Jackson was in support of the State of Georgia subjugating Cherokee sovereignty prior to the Worcester V Georgia and Cheorkee V Georgia cases in the SCOTUS in the early 1830's. Siding with the states rights government of the South didn't work out so well for the Five Civilized Tribes during the US Civil War. Ever heard of Albert Pike? do you wonder where the Freedman issue came from or why there were punishment treaties in 1866 involving these tribes? on the subject of this election what is Romney/Ryan about? putting states first and getting their hands on tribal minerals and assets. Deregulation in the past was allotment and termination. Ask the Menominee and Klamath people about how much timber the GOP wanted their hands on back in the 1950's. As for the appearance issue....who is trying to out-Indian who? One looks at the inherent discrimination in the Dawes Act as to who got to handle their own affairs and who got a thieving guardian to steal their tribal assets. Who ran to the US government policies in some tribes and nations and who was the Chitto Harjo, Redbird Smith, or Wahquahboshkuk, who resisted allotment, Christianity, or the schools and their nahollo anumpuli to stay the people they were. I don't care if someone is 4/4ths or 1/512ths as long as they know some of their history or language and know historically who their historical adversaries are. Mrs. Warren knows who the adversaries of working people and minorities, are. She's not the recipient of a blind trust worth between $1 million and $5 million that Paul Ryan finally reported that belonged to his alleged Chickasaw spouse in VP financial disclosures a week ago. On a firsthand account I know people who are enrollable CNO descendants who haven't enrolled. When I spoke of Conservative Comanches I spoke of David Yeaghley and former Haskell President Warner. The latter had a McCain sticker on their vehicle in 2008. Nothing like having a man who one minute goes after Jack Abramov and the next minute waffles and caves to the Bush Administration on the Cobell settlement amount and goes after the Colorado River tribes over NIGC jurisdicition issues. This whole Warren issue is a non issue.
Friday, August 24, 2012 - 00:37