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Old 11-19-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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The question was if YOU would consider them to be Native American, not what the tribal rules are.

I don't consider 1/32 to be much of anything.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Australia
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No. If I was 1/32 Japanese, would anyone consider me Japanese? Of course not.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Delaware, OH
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I myself am 1/32 Native American, but I don't consider myself a Native American. I'm most certainly white, I don't call myself Native American, but I do indeed say I am part. However, if you are 1/32 and call yourself american it only make since if you were 1/64th everything else!
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: USA
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The Current Chief of the Cherokee Nation is Bill John Baker and he is only 1/32nd native american. Is this enough to really identity yourself as a native american?




If someone told you they were only 1/32nd native american but identified as a native american would you find that strange at all?
Well, Bush and Obama are related so nothing surprises me.

Makes me wonder? If being in touch with a specific tribe(Regardess of worldwide origin) is so important to a person you would think he would also want to recognize the other 31/32s of who he is (What ever that make up is). Those of us who recognize ourself as a mix must be really confused then

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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I am a native New Yorker.
A New York native is an American.
Therefore I too am a native American.
And I have no American Indian blood at all!
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:19 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I am a native New Yorker.
A New York native is an American.
Therefore I too am a native American.
And I have no American Indian blood at all!
One reason I say American Indian. I really dislike the term Native American.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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What's with all the questions about Native Americans on here lately?
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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What's with all the questions about Native Americans on here lately?
Some of it probably has to do with people thinking others are getting some kind of government benefits that they're not.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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It means that one of his great great grandparents, two of his great great great grandparents, or etc. was full blooded Cherokee so I'd say he's a small part AI.
You're one generation off.
Parent:1/2
Grandparent: 1/4
Great-Grand: 1/8
G-G-Grand: 1/16
G-G-G-Grand: 1/32
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Let's see now...... ONE drop of black blood makes a person Black. (we don't seem to have a problem with that way of thinking.)

So what is the problem with ONE drop of American Indian blood making a person American Indian.

It stands to reason then, that white blood in any amount is not worth mentioning.
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