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Why does everyone claim that they are native american?

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Since: May 09

United States

#1 May 10, 2009
Why does everyone (esp redneck white people )claim native american heritage .I am so sick of White people saying that they are Native American or hearing about your great grandparent being native american.Can you prove your native heritage ?How do you know your not actually black a lot of people claimed Cherokee when they are really black.Why is everyone a damm Cherokee too .Cherokees must have been some horny folks that is all I have to say.I am so sick of hearing crakers saying I got a lot of Indian in me ,my great great ,great ,great ,great grandmother was an indian that makes me part Indian .If you can't prove it quit claiming it honkeys
BlackHeart

Redding, CA

#2 May 10, 2009
65 love affair wrote:
Why does everyone (esp redneck white people )claim native american heritage .I am so sick of White people saying that they are Native American or hearing about your great grandparent being native american.Can you prove your native heritage ?How do you know your not actually black a lot of people claimed Cherokee when they are really black.Why is everyone a damm Cherokee too .Cherokees must have been some horny folks that is all I have to say.I am so sick of hearing crakers saying I got a lot of Indian in me ,my great great ,great ,great ,great grandmother was an indian that makes me part Indian .If you can't prove it quit claiming it honkeys
'Horny Cherokees', That was funny!
The Cherokee Nation was on of the 'Five Civilised Tribes', and allowed any and all who wanted to join them, join them. they were and are a peaceful people. the Cherokee are under attack by 'liberals' like barney frank and some bitch congresswoman from california. they want to abrogate the treaty because the tribe has decided that the so-called 'freedmen' who were living on the rez for the last hundred and fifty years, no longer deserve free medical and tribal monies. I believe that the tribe has the right to that decision. after all, why should the Cherokee be held to a higher standard than the US government? I mean, uncle sam promised the freedmen, and all other slaves 'forty acres and a mule', and renegged on that promise.
many folks believe that ALL freedmen were once slaves of the Cherokee, but the truth is, a lot of Runaway slaves joined the Cherokee nation of their own 'free' will.
as for the other part of your question, a lot of rednecks SAY that they are part Native just so they can Slam them openly. it usually goes like this,'and I'm not saying this to be racist BECAUSE I Am part______(insert tribal name here).

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#3 May 10, 2009
65 love affair wrote:
Why does everyone (esp redneck white people )claim native american heritage .I am so sick of White people saying that they are Native American or hearing about your great grandparent being native american.Can you prove your native heritage ?How do you know your not actually black a lot of people claimed Cherokee when they are really black.Why is everyone a damm Cherokee too .Cherokees must have been some horny folks that is all I have to say.I am so sick of hearing crakers saying I got a lot of Indian in me ,my great great ,great ,great ,great grandmother was an indian that makes me part Indian .If you can't prove it quit claiming it honkeys
Me thinks you have been smoking too much wacky tobacky.

Since: May 09

United States

#4 May 10, 2009
BlackHeart wrote:
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'Horny Cherokees', That was funny!
The Cherokee Nation was on of the 'Five Civilised Tribes', and allowed any and all who wanted to join them, join them. they were and are a peaceful people. the Cherokee are under attack by 'liberals' like barney frank and some bitch congresswoman from california. they want to abrogate the treaty because the tribe has decided that the so-called 'freedmen' who were living on the rez for the last hundred and fifty years, no longer deserve free medical and tribal monies. I believe that the tribe has the right to that decision. after all, why should the Cherokee be held to a higher standard than the US government? I mean, uncle sam promised the freedmen, and all other slaves 'forty acres and a mule', and renegged on that promise.
many folks believe that ALL freedmen were once slaves of the Cherokee, but the truth is, a lot of Runaway slaves joined the Cherokee nation of their own 'free' will.
as for the other part of your question, a lot of rednecks SAY that they are part Native just so they can Slam them openly. it usually goes like this,'and I'm not saying this to be racist BECAUSE I Am part______(insert tribal name here).
Very informative and intresting thank you!

Since: May 09

United States

#5 May 10, 2009
NM Desert Rat wrote:
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Me thinks you have been smoking too much wacky tobacky.
Me no smokes wacky tobacky Im just crazy as a damm loon
Answers Question

Durham, NC

#6 Nov 6, 2010
The reason that so many people claim to be Native American is because since the onslaught of conqusets from Spain, England, ETC., Native Americans are mixed....
So what? How many races of peoples in the Americas are mixed.
Why does our race keep questioning this?
You have learned to speak "Government" out of your souls, and it is not OUR NATIVE way.
Instead of "belly-aching" all the time, why don't you say, as the "black" race says in America...
"If you are 1% Native American, then claim Native American" or better stated, "Original People of America".
Don't you see how large the population of Native Americans we have in the US?
Why don't you even ask yourself if you understand our own Traditional Heritages as separate Nations.
I'm waiting for a BOLD Spokesperson, not a coward that spits venom.
educated redneck

Richmond, VA

#7 Nov 11, 2010
A lot of rednecks are part Native American. Oklahoma, Texas, and North Carolina have some of the largest Native American populations in the United States. Since the establishment of the country, it was common for Cherokee to mix with the Scotch-Irish settlers (which is the European origin of a lot of rednecks). Furthermore, many Native Americans are rednecks, at least from the perspective of arrogant yankees and hypocritical "progressives" who think any rural working or lower class person with a truck and a gun is a redneck, and, of course, therefore inferior. I got a suggestion for you. Why don't you lighten up and quit whining about rednecks. Maybe go to a barbecue and drink a little whiskey. You might have fun. Or get a job with a six figure salary so you can afford to move to New York City or Frisco where there aren't any rednecks.

“Snow days!”

Since: Nov 08

A winter wonderland

#8 Nov 11, 2010
What cracks me up is where I hear someone say that their great-great-grandmother was a Cherokee (or Apache, Ojibwe, Pottawatomie, whatever) princess. Since native tribes didn't have kings or queens, it's impossible for there to have been any princesses. To base your heritage on a Disney cartoon story, is ludicrous.
WisedUp

Elmhurst, NY

#9 Nov 11, 2010
In a demographic survey of lawyers, a much larger proportion than one would think logical responded by checking "Native American" as their heritage. Further investigation showed that they were using the term to mean "born in America". Since this is a valid, historical meaning of the term (like saying that someone is a native German means he/she was born in Germany), the lawyers are technically correct from a legality standpoint (They can't be successfully sued for doing this.) Also, this sort of thing is not limited to lawyers. Some people will use any trick to gain an advantage for themselves, particularly when they don't deserve it.

“yo topix, later xx”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#10 Nov 11, 2010
65 love affair wrote:
Why does everyone (esp redneck white people )claim native american heritage .I am so sick of White people saying that they are Native American or hearing about your great grandparent being native american.Can you prove your native heritage ?How do you know your not actually black a lot of people claimed Cherokee when they are really black.Why is everyone a damm Cherokee too .Cherokees must have been some horny folks that is all I have to say.I am so sick of hearing crakers saying I got a lot of Indian in me ,my great great ,great ,great ,great grandmother was an indian that makes me part Indian .If you can't prove it quit claiming it honkeys
You're a bit racist, but I think it's annoying too. I suppose people do it to try to "enhance" their ethnic background.. you know, make themselves appear more exotic. It isn't just white people who do this, I know some AA's who have done it too. Whenever someone tells me that they have Cherokee blood I can't help being a bit skeptical, as Cherokees are the number one tribe that those people like to claim they are descended from (they need to become more original). Lots of white Americans and AA's are descended DISTANTLY from Native Americans, so when someone tells me they have a Native American ancestor I normally don't doubt them. But you can't go around saying that you are part Native American when you're like 95% of European descent, and 5% of Native American. Your "Cherokee" great-great-great-great-great grandmother can make no major genetic contribution to her great-great-great-great-great grandson... her blood would be too diluted by then. It's really disrespectful and I wish people would stop doing it, especially fake no-talent celebrities like Megan Fox.

“NM Desert Rat”

Since: Mar 08

Elephant Butte, N.M.

#11 Nov 11, 2010
My great grandparents, grand parents, parents and I were all born in the USA. I am a native American. I do not have one drop of aboriginal or Indian blood in my ancestry, that I'm aware of, but that does not make my claim any less valid. I get very weary of the political correct BS.
WisedUp

Elmhurst, NY

#12 Nov 11, 2010
NM Desert Rat wrote:
My great grandparents, grand parents, parents and I were all born in the USA. I am a native American. I do not have one drop of aboriginal or Indian blood in my ancestry, that I'm aware of, but that does not make my claim any less valid. I get very weary of the political correct BS.
Yes, you are quite correct technically, as I noted earlier regarding the lawyers and others. Nevertheless, the term "Native American" has come to denote those Americans previously called "Indians", and not without some reason. First, "Indians" was based on the false belief that the original explorers had discovered a new way to the Asian continent instead of having found an entirely different land mass. Thus the belief that the people they found were from India. This of course was nonsense, and the fact that it is undermines the use of the term "Indian". This term has also often been used pejoratively (e.g. "The only good Indian is a dead Indian") and its replacement is not a bad idea on those grounds as well. I suppose if your ancestors came over on the Mayflower, or are of similar vintage you can make a decent case for calling yourself a native American. No one can reasonably tell you not to do so. Still, the use of this term, as discussed above, as a replacement for "Indian" has merit.
lakotacheygrl

Lame Deer, MT

#13 Jan 24, 2011
some celebrities do this also, when it does not show in them at all. my great grandmother on my mothers side was full blooded irish, but that part does not show in me. i know where i came from, i grew up around it and it shows in me.i come from chief ancestry from the lakota nation and cheyenne nation. i am happy to be who i am. i find it disrespectful when non native americans find it so easy just to claim it, when their ancestors never had to go through what real native americans had to go through.
chikndnegg

Window Rock, AZ

#14 Mar 29, 2011
Andie J wrote:
What cracks me up is where I hear someone say that their great-great-grandmother was a Cherokee (or Apache, Ojibwe, Pottawatomie, whatever) princess. Since native tribes didn't have kings or queens, it's impossible for there to have been any princesses. To base your heritage on a Disney cartoon story, is ludicrous.
What cracks me up even more are those who claim Native Heritage, who are not 100%(DNA wise). conclusion:

Everyone is mixed one way or another; black, white, asian

“Winchester Model 1894”

Since: Apr 07

Roy, Washington

#15 Mar 29, 2011
This has come up before, but I guess some have missed it. If one wants to take this subject down to its roots then we can disregard the term "Native American" The indigenous peoples of this continent are a mixture of Mongols and Polynesian heritage, this happened tens of thousands of years ago, long before Amerigo Vespucci put a tag on this area.
WisedUp

Elmhurst, NY

#16 Mar 30, 2011
There is an inordinate percentage of lawyers who call themselves "Native Americans", many more than could possibly have any actual NA heritage. They also advise others to do this (I have seen it myself.) They argue (as lawyers love to do) that the term "Native American" may legitimately be used by any person who was born in this country. Technically that is one meaning of the term, but certainly not the one currently dominant. Their purpose is to qualify (and advise others how they can qualify) for benefits and programs designed to assist real Native Americans (in the usual meaning of the expression). Leave it to the lawyers to find a way to hijack benefits designed to help those they and their kind have messed over in the past.
zion

Groveland, FL

#17 Feb 19, 2015
They do it to feel the right to live here like its there home land but in realty they came here from Europe killed everyone then claimed it as there own now you know how they like to call others foreigners? they think themselves as native even when they are not I know I work with them and one just told me he is part Indian but looks like casper

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