The Local Crank

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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."

Monday, November 20, 2006

Yet More on the Freedmen Controversy

The Cherokee Supreme Court is set to rule on Principal Chief Chad Smith's proposed referendum to kick the Freedmen out of the tribe. Let's be completely clear here: this has NOTHING to do with "Cherokee blood." There are enrollees on the Dawes Rolls who have NO "Indian blood" whatsoever, let alone "Cherokee blood," and everyone knows it. There are Freedmen who HAVE "Cherokee blood," and can prove it, and everyone knows it. But their ancestors were not given a blood quantum due to the racism of the Dawes Commission. And everyone knows that.

Unelanvhi asitiha Anitsalagi. God Save the Cherokee Nation.

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