As I read this story I found myself surprised that we are still letting non-Indians drive our realities. Blood quantum, mixed breed, full blood...White concepts. Not Indian. Never have been. Not until a colonizing Manifest Destiny driven group of Europeans showed up here and subjugated us just like they had been by the Moors and Romans. We had many generations of adoption between tribes. If you had skills, you had a role in the tribe. That was our way. Maybe we should listen to our elders more and stop worrying about what some white government men said makes us Indian 150 years ago. We decide who is Indian, not them.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 01:01