No papers for Elizabeth Warren....admitted....empirical evidence... family lived in Indian Territory before Oklahoma existed...lived in a part of Arkansas where numerous Old Settler Cherokees and people who jumped off the Cherokee Trail of Tears settled. Old Settlers have been in Arkansas since the 1790's. Very few of them are in the CNO or Keetoowah Bands now. It is believeable that she a lineal Cherokee ancestor amongst all those Euro American Ancestors of hers due to the area they lived in. Cherokees have intermarried with Yonegeh since the 1700's. There were Dawes Cherokee enrollees in 1906 whose blood quantum was 1/256ths whose descendants are probably at the 1/3000 or 1/4096ths range of blood descendency currently. Colonialism or external pressure to subvert identity can lead to people having ancestry and living within the same state without having daily contact with tribal customs and the like. You're from Oklahoma. How many suburban Indians have you seen? Nothing against Sam Bradford but where did he live and how does he differ from say Joba Chamberlain? real life comparative examples... I live in Kansas. My late mother's ancestors were from SE Mississippi. I don't get to Mississippi or Alabama as much anymore but I do go to Tuschkahouma which is still almost 400 miles from where I live for the Labor Day Gathering. I know you're going to probably not admit any of this and ride this attack for whatever purpose it serves. I must say from searching your name on Conservative blogs they love you. Nothing like doing historical adversaries a favor in their attempt to yet again apply divide and conquer tactics on Indian Country. Gatekeeping and out Indianing people is the best thing to do? right?
Monday, August 27, 2012 - 22:41