I remember when people…

May 2nd, 2012

…who had 1/32 Cherokee blood mixed in with a bunch of other races and nationalities would have just referred to themselves as an American and not a Native American.

Genealogist says Warren may be able to claim Cherokee heritage; Brown and Warren campaigns continue to trade barbs – Political Intelligence – A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe – Boston.com.

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  • 1. TerryN  |  May 3rd, 2012 at 9:08 am

    There’s money in that 1/32% these days.

    I prefer to refer to them as First-Immigrants since the DNA expert say we all came from Africa.

  • 2. BobG  |  May 3rd, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Both my maternal grandparents had Cherokee relatives, big deal. I don’t think of myself as American Indian, because I’m not, I’m just American.
    I’ve been around a lot of them all my life, and most of them I’ve met don’t like being called “Native Americans”; they usually would rather be called just “Indians”, or by their tribal name.

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