Monday, August 4, 2008

Neither a Treaty nor the 13th Amendment makes them Cherokee

Rosa Grace on Aug 04, 2008 at 11:04:07 said:

It is good that the court ruled in favor of the Cherokee Nation and upheld their sovereignty. I hope that Diane Watson and the Congressional Black Caucus takes note and stops trying to terminate the Cherokee Nation with HR 2824 because the tribe will not recognize non-Indians as citizens. Barack Obama has said that Congress should let the courts decide this case and he is right.

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(I think she might mean the Cherokee People (those of us with a Cherokee Ancestor) - we consider all of us the Tribe - although the court, congress and the BIA might be able to dictate membership, they can not dictate acceptance by the Cherokee People - the Freedmen are intruders i.e. non Indian those that congress promised to protect us from - so much for promises)