Cherokee council OKs Wal-Mart

Cherokee council OKs Wal-Mart

There are 51 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Aug 3, 2007, titled Cherokee council OKs Wal-Mart. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians Tribal Council this week approved legislation to move ahead with the development of a Wal-Mart Supercenter on property near Cherokee Indian Hospital.

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“WeaverVEGAS baby!”

Since: Feb 07

Weaverville, NC

#21 Apr 18, 2009
Joel wrote:
I am saddened to see that WAL mart is opening here . I have seen wal mart destroy lives and small towns !! Very sad news here !!!
Prove it!! I lived in these mtns all my life. Of course there are walmarts that are popping up EVERYWHERE in WNC but not one GOOD business has shut down. The only businesses that DO shut DOWN are the ones that do very POORLY in the first place.
old timer

Salyersville, KY

#22 Jul 25, 2009
Where is the walmart to be built?

“WeaverVEGAS baby!”

Since: Feb 07

Weaverville, NC

#23 Jul 28, 2009
old timer wrote:
Where is the walmart to be built?
I think its right beside their hospital.
Cherokee Rose

Spanishburg, WV

#24 Jul 30, 2009
I am part Cherokee and was taught the many legends by my great-grandmother who was a full blooded registered member of the Cherokee Nation. The one thing I learned is respect for my heritage and that of other cultures.

What I am seeing here is that many of those spouting inconsistent and ignorant rants need to go and re-read their own history books. The same federal government that everyone is so keen on pointing out sends supposed payments to the Cherokee twice a year is the same federal government who through their own greed placed the Cherokee where they are. If it hadn't been for the desire of owning land where it was believed huge deposits of gold resided the Cherokee would never had been forced to walk the Trail of Tears. And yes they were forced. They were guarded by US Soldiers and if any escaped they were shot. Women, small children and the elders of the tribe were dying in the hundreds. Who knows how many bloodlines died out during this trek to Oklahoma.

And as far as the white claim on this is their country. Stop and consider this. This country was inhabited long before the white settlers came here. It is the white people who are immigrants in a country they so ferociously contest is their country and all the others need to leave. Where do you find any historical fact saying that while the white men were living here a group of Native Americans immigrated into the country and set up their village? Remember this land is the white man's simply through the acts of their forefathers. It is the Cherokees country by birthright.
Ghost Dog

United States

#25 Jul 30, 2009
Cherokee Rose wrote:
I am part Cherokee and was taught the many legends by my great-grandmother who was a full blooded registered member of the Cherokee Nation. The one thing I learned is respect for my heritage and that of other cultures.
What I am seeing here is that many of those spouting inconsistent and ignorant rants need to go and re-read their own history books. The same federal government that everyone is so keen on pointing out sends supposed payments to the Cherokee twice a year is the same federal government who through their own greed placed the Cherokee where they are. If it hadn't been for the desire of owning land where it was believed huge deposits of gold resided the Cherokee would never had been forced to walk the Trail of Tears. And yes they were forced. They were guarded by US Soldiers and if any escaped they were shot. Women, small children and the elders of the tribe were dying in the hundreds. Who knows how many bloodlines died out during this trek to Oklahoma.
And as far as the white claim on this is their country. Stop and consider this. This country was inhabited long before the white settlers came here. It is the white people who are immigrants in a country they so ferociously contest is their country and all the others need to leave. Where do you find any historical fact saying that while the white men were living here a group of Native Americans immigrated into the country and set up their village? Remember this land is the white man's simply through the acts of their forefathers. It is the Cherokees country by birthright.
It is no more the "Cherokee's by birthritht" than anyone else's who was born here. The Cherokee came from Asia a long time ago, they have just been here longer, that's all! Everyone born in NC is "native born" whether they are black, white, red or yellow, any other color or racial makeup. Oh, there are no 100% "full blooded" Cherokees or any other race, that was diluted long ago, were all Mutts, a mixture of many races and ethnic backgrounds. Look at Gates and Crowley, funny, they both have the same Irish ancestor, ain't that a hoot. Oh, and Obama is related to Dick Cheney, now, that's unreal!
Cherokee Rose

Spanishburg, WV

#26 Jul 30, 2009
By saying birthright I just meant to point out that the Native Americans had been here longer than the white men who protest immigration by saying that this is their country and it needs to remain white. And me sitting here trying to get my blood quantum figured out so I can try and finish what my Nana asked me to do is proof enough that the Cherokee line has been diluted over the centuries.

And I do agree those who are natural born citizens of the US do have as much right to this country as any other race born here. I was just trying to convey my opinion that the white forefathers are the ones responsible for giving their descendants their claim to the land, whereas the Cherokee's right has been there since the beginning.

I am sorry if this caused any kind of hurt feelings or conveyed mixed messages because that was far from my intent. My Nana taught me to be proud of my heritage and my ancestors. To never forget what they gave up in the name of peace and equality. I just get a tad bit defensive when someone is constantly telling me that the Cherokee were a proud nation "once" and that this is their country. It is everyone's country. Look throughout history and there is enough evidence to show that the blood of all races was spilled in the name of this great country. And I am sure that plenty more will be spilled as the eons pass.

What I guess I am trying to say is that we all need to get past the whole this is my country chant that is constantly being thrown around to a new one "This is our country". Whether we are white, black, red or yellow we all need to come together and get over the hatred and revitalize this country.

And from what I understand the Cherokee Nation has been self sufficient for many years now and provide adequately for all those living within the reservation. They work, raise families and pay taxes just like the rest of us. But whenever something good happens you always get that one person in there that likes to cause trouble by spouting a bunch of remarks that are inspired to cause heated discussions and set tempers flying.
Research

Tazewell, TN

#27 Aug 21, 2009
I love doing genealogy research,I have did this for over 20 years in my spare time. where do I go or start to find infomation on my native american ancestors.Iam puzzed on how to locate my family if some of my native american family changed there name to a english name. And I to would like to know,Is a super walmart going to hurt the little shops in cherokee.I come down to cherokee every month from April thru Sept. to pay Bingo and stay for 2 days.Me and my friend enjoy coming down and just relaxing and going to the shops.I wish the cherokee all the luck in the world in whatever they do.Take Care and god Bless everyone.
wolf

Paris, KY

#28 Aug 23, 2009
Ghost Dog wrote:
<quoted text>It is no more the "Cherokee's by birthritht" than anyone else's who was born here. The Cherokee came from Asia a long time ago, they have just been here longer, that's all! Everyone born in NC is "native born" whether they are black, white, red or yellow, any other color or racial makeup. Oh, there are no 100% "full blooded" Cherokees or any other race, that was diluted long ago, were all Mutts, a mixture of many races and ethnic backgrounds. Look at Gates and Crowley, funny, they both have the same Irish ancestor, ain't that a hoot. Oh, and Obama is related to Dick Cheney, now, that's unreal!
here's an example of just how ignorant people like you and miamiheat are, and why most of us first nations people just sit and giggle at your "intelligence"

all the first nations peoples have been here on turtle island for over 10,000 years.

while your ancestors in europe and asia were hiding in their huts during every solar and lunar eclipse and barely learning to build simple stone shelters, ours were charting the paths of stars, creating super accurate calendars. we had cures for most every disease and malady imaginable in this part of the globe.

most of the planet are using a base ten math system, which is fairly accurate. where as many of the first nations use a base eight system, which is super accurate.

the gifts that europeans gave the first nations include influenza, small pox, chicken pox, alcoholism and intolerant/ignorant religions

so before you show your ignorance and stupidity any further, why don't you stop and engage your brain before starting your mouth
Huh

United States

#29 Aug 26, 2009
wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
here's an example of just how ignorant people like you and miamiheat are, and why most of us first nations people just sit and giggle at your "intelligence"
all the first nations peoples have been here on turtle island for over 10,000 years.
while your ancestors in europe and asia were hiding in their huts during every solar and lunar eclipse and barely learning to build simple stone shelters, ours were charting the paths of stars, creating super accurate calendars. we had cures for most every disease and malady imaginable in this part of the globe.
most of the planet are using a base ten math system, which is fairly accurate. where as many of the first nations use a base eight system, which is super accurate.
the gifts that europeans gave the first nations include influenza, small pox, chicken pox, alcoholism and intolerant/ignorant religions
so before you show your ignorance and stupidity any further, why don't you stop and engage your brain before starting your mouth
What on earth are you talking about?????????
Done with em

United States

#30 Aug 26, 2009
I am so glad that even if we had to give up ravensford bottoms for their school that the tribe found room for a golf course and a walmart. Bullsh*t. Ought to be a bounty on em like the good old days.
well hell

Morristown, TN

#31 Dec 27, 2009
so where is wal mart?

“Picking Apart the Facts”

Since: Sep 09

Richlands

#32 Dec 27, 2009
The Council caused an interesting discussion by their approving the building of Wal-Mart, to say the least. My wife is Ani-yunwiya, nee Lambert. I got the moniker, MrOwl from my granddaughter. She calls me grandfather owl. Her name is sa-lo-li.
Old White woman

United States

#33 Dec 27, 2009
Miami Heat wrote:
MAYBE AFTER THEY OPEN THE WALMART THE PROUD CHEROKEE NATION CAN SUPPORT ITSELF. AND STOP DRAINING OUR TAX DOLLARS TO SUPPORT THEM. WE OWE THEM NOTHING. WHAT EVER HAPPEND WAS HOW MANY YEARS AGO. THEY ARE PAID IN FULL WITH A HELL OF ALOT OF INTREST. SUPPORT YOURSELF PROUD CHEROKEE NATION.
You are a royal piece of crap. Stay in Franklin better yet go to hello. Bigot you make white folks look bad. I would like to give you a blanket with smallpox on it.
Jasper

Hendersonville, NC

#34 Dec 27, 2009
The Cherokee don't support themselves. They are supported by government. There is no pride there. Pride is just something they talk about. The entire reservation is a subsidy. They are a marginalized people, which is exactly what their subsidization was designed to do. If all government programs worked as well as its handling of Native Americans, our country would be unbelievably efficient.

“Picking Apart the Facts”

Since: Sep 09

Richlands

#35 Dec 28, 2009
Hey, Jasper, I have news for you. We are all supported by the federal government. The United States would be unbelievable efficient if we were a Constitutional Republic as our forefathers had the foresight to set the nation up as and as we once were. Good day.
blackears

Maxton, NC

#36 Dec 28, 2009
Oh boy, liquor at the gambling house now a brand new wally world. Wonder what is next on the council agenda????
How about a bar or two downtown!!
blackears

Maxton, NC

#37 Dec 28, 2009
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
What on earth are you talking about?????????
Hey wolfman, if the first man to date according to scientist was found in Africa how the hell did you get to this side of the world.

Looks like you and your red brothers are all transplants. So you can drop the native crap.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#38 Dec 28, 2009
Mr Owl 1939 wrote:
Hey, Jasper, I have news for you. We are all supported by the federal government. The United States would be unbelievable efficient if we were a Constitutional Republic as our forefathers had the foresight to set the nation up as and as we once were. Good day.
And that is exactly what this administration wants, out total dependence on them. The Indians have sold out through casinos as the blacks and a lot of whites have sold out to welfare, foodstamps and SSI. If that is what you want, so be it. But I will tell you only the strong will survive what is headed this way.
troll

United States

#39 Dec 29, 2009
fastsam wrote:
<quoted text>And that is exactly what this administration wants, out total dependence on them. The Indians have sold out through casinos as the blacks and a lot of whites have sold out to welfare, foodstamps and SSI. If that is what you want, so be it. But I will tell you only the strong will survive what is headed this way.
"as the blacks and a lot of whites..." Double ouch!! Stereotyping our fellow humans of darker skin tone are we? For shame.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#40 Dec 29, 2009
troll wrote:
<quoted text> "as the blacks and a lot of whites..." Double ouch!! Stereotyping our fellow humans of darker skin tone are we? For shame.
You are right. It should have read, "as well as a lot of blacks and whites." I realize there are just as many low life whites. I apologize.

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