The Local Crank

Musings & Sardonic Commentary on Politics, Religion, Culture & Native American Issues. Bringing you the finest in radioactive screeds since 2002! "The Local Crank" newspaper column is distributed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Getting Worse

The Interior Department is again raising questions about efforts to amend the Cherokee Constitution to specifically exclude the Freedmen. Unfortunately, this is yet another article that misses the point about the Catch-22 this amendment would put the Freedmen in; denied citizenship because of a lack of "Indian blood" but unable to prove their "Indian blood" because the Dawes Roll was compiled by racists.

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