DNA has now proven that I am a Cherokee Indian

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    There had been massive debate among our family line as to the genealogy of my great-great grandfather. So much so, that he was exhumed and DNA tests were performed. It has now been confirmed that he was 100% Cherokee Indian.

    Which makes me a legal minority, and eligible for membership/benefits through the Tribe.

    Sign me up, bitches!

    I am now immune from the moniker "racist" and all you white bastards who stole my Peoples' land are gonna have hell to pay now!

    In all seriousness.....he was exhumed and was determined to be 100% Cherokee. Pretty much throws a different light on everything I thought I knew, and some amazing irony into my family history.
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    mazel tov on being able to claim benefits.

    but you're still a racist.

    :thup:
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    I know someone who was kind of in the same situation. he found out that he was 1/4 Cherokee when he was in his mid thirties.
    He went off the deep end, changed his name to 'feather', grew his hair out into a pony tail and generally became insufferable. Last I heard he was in North Carolina charging 10 bucks each to let tourists take their photo with him.
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    Isn't the bloodline a bit dilluted for you to be eligible for benefits?
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    Yeah?

    Well then, please get off your land.

    Us White people need it.

    Nothing personal, we just need what you got.

    Just move to the reservation and you'll enjoy a liftime of government surplus canned pork. Maybe if you're really good we'll let your people run a casino.

    Don't make us give your children smallpox infected blankets, now.
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    While most tribes, like the White Mountain Apache near me, require that one have 25% "apache blood" , the Cherokee is one of the tribes who wanted a bigger "tent".
    One only needs to prove 1/64th cherokee blood to be put on the membership roles.
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    Tracing lineage is an eye-opener some time. I've been working on my family as well.
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    So now you can get Govt money and benefits.
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    They did a check of my DNA and determined that Adam was my distant relative but Eve was not!!! I think Adam played the field.:eek:
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    Having 'Cheetah' in your lineage only qualifies you to eat bananas.
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    Oh really? My grandmother was 1/4 Cherokee and she got a check. My mother is an 1/8 which makes me a 1/16. Neither my mother or I get any money.
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    My mum was an Oneida tribal member and got $4,000 yearly from their gambling profits.
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    I guess us northern Cherokee fall into what they now call "Hochunk" up here in Wisconsin.

    What fraction Indian was your mom?
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    I'm 1/3 but don't know what tribe. Never knew my grandfather and my mom doesn't know or care.
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    hate to rain on your parade..but no you are not eligilbe you have to be 1/4 cherokee and the eastern tribal roles have been closed for several years now...as i am sure the western are closed...

    so you are still mal out of luck.....sorry reddie
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    Today, individuals of Cherokee ancestry fall into the following categories:

    (1) Living persons who were listed on the final rolls of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma (Dawes Commission Rolls) that were approved and descendants of these persons. These final rolls were closed in 1907.

    (2) Individuals enrolled as members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina and their descendants who are eligible for enrollment with the Band.

    (3) Persons on the list of members identified by a resolution dated April 19, 1949, and certified by the Superintendent of the Five Civilized Tribes Agency and their descendants who are eligible for enrollment with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indian of Oklahoma.

    (4) All other persons of Cherokee Indian ancestry.

    hell you may stand a chance here:

    Category 4.

    Information about Indian ancestry of individuals in this category of Cherokees is more difficult to locate. This is primarily because the federal government has never maintained a list of all the persons of Cherokee Indian descent, indicating their tribal affiliation, degree of Indian blood or other data. In order to establish Cherokee ancestry you should use the same methods prescribed in "Indian Ancestry" and "Genealogical Research" material. (Reference directories " INDIAN ANCESTRY" and " GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH")

    in North Carolina are the largest. The Oklahoma tribe only requires that you have an ancestor on the Dawes rolls (a census from the early 1900’s) but there is no blood percentage required. The Eastern band requires an ancestor on the Baker roll of 1924 and additionally one sixteenth Eastern Cherokee blood. There is another federally recognized group known as the United Keetoowah Band of the Cherokee Indians. They use the same Dawes roll requirements as the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, but also require one fourth “Keetoowah Cherokee Blood”.
    There are also state recognized tribes such as the Georgia Tribe of the Eastern Cherokee. This particular tribe requires applicants to have an ancestor on “one of the many US Government Cherokee Indian Rolls”. Even if you are not able to become a member of a Cherokee tribe doesn’t mean you are not Cherokee. It simply means your ancestors may have avoided being included on those government rolls. In that case you can complete the “Declaration of Cherokee Heritage”on this site and receive a Cherokee Documentation Number (CDN) that references your claim


    any ways....here is the link to the site that gives you all the info:

    Cherokee Registry - Tribal Enrollment Eligibility
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    it looks like its gonna depend on if your grandfather was registered.....
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    They use the same Dawes roll requirements as the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, but also require one fourth “Keetoowah Cherokee Blood

    that is where i got the 1/4......my bad
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    Can you score me some peyote, Cochise?

    Family tree stuff is fun.

    My Mom was born in Rio so that makes me Hispanic American, so where do I get all my free stuff and how come Dems aren't lining up to blow me to get me to vote for them?

    I looked into my family tree and found we were prominent people in Renaissance Florence until the Church booted one or two were us out for homosexuality.

    No wonder I could never stand those fucking Communion lessons at St Benedict's.

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