Cherokee Nation Chief is obviously not of Native American ancestry, just look at him.

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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 04:34 PM
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So Scott Brown can tell Elizabeth Warren is not of any Cherokee lineage just by looking at her?
What does the Cherokee Chief have to say about that?



Gosh I have no idea. This guy is too white to ask. Isn't he?




posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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You wouldn't know it, that I'm about 10-15% Seminole Indian, but probably look more white than the gentleman in that picture.


Peace.


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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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Looks a lot like my father, who was 100% Native American. I guess stereotypes overriding reality maybe?

~Heff



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 04:45 PM
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I'm 10% Cherokee Indian and you'd never know it. I'm blonde with green eyes. Don't judge a book by it's cover.

Much Love,
OnewithAll



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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It seems like some kind of Native American virus is going around, the "whiteness" of tribal leaders increases based on the number of casinos they own.
If they don't watch out they'll end up with blue blood as well.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 04:49 PM
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Just because he looks White doesn't mean anything. My Mother is 1/4 Cherokee and looks a combination of White and Aboriginal. I on the other hand look completely White.. Being only 1/8 Cherokee it is diluted in me.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 04:50 PM
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There are a lot of fair skinned natives. The Tsalagi were of the first to really get bred out with white settlers. Wilma Man Killer was very light skinned. It has been said by various Native American studies professors that Crazy Horse was fair skinned. There are many others. Another thing to consider is, most tribes in this country go by blood quantum, so you cannot walk around saying you are a native when you aren't.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 04:50 PM
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Originally posted by wascurious
So Scott Brown can tell Elizabeth Warren is not of any Cherokee lineage just by looking at her?
What does the Cherokee Chief have to say about that?



Gosh I have no idea. This guy is too white to ask. Isn't he?

a little background into the story would probably be helpful in understanding your point



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 04:50 PM
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Im a full CDIB carrying Blackfeet.. Piegan. I get called a mexican, eastern indian, and I was called a "rag head" a few yrs back.
One of my daughters has brown hair, fair skin and blue eyed... from me who is 100% and my husband who is white.
Folks better check themselves before they start assuming BS and then opening their mouths and expressing their ignorance.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 04:51 PM
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Exactly. I am so offended by Brown and his staff and outraged that they talk like this as if it's normal conversation and a legitimate argument to question the validity of another persons heritage. I'm part Native American and I DARE him to tell me I don't look like it.




posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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Maybe Elizabeth Warren IS part Native American...why is that an issue for Scott Brown unless he is just desperate. So what, she checked a box...if she IS of native American descent, that was her right to do so. Has anyone checker her DNA yet? Is that where we are going as a nation? You are going to have to "prove" you ancestory" Is that not frightening to anyone? I can see shades of all kinds of terrible historic things in that line of thought....

Pretty freaking sad if you ask me. This dude is prob gonna lose his seat over being a tard and not actually debating issues...he went "argumentum ad hominem" and attacked the person and not the topics and issues....always a bad sign of character in my personal opinion.


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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
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Exactly. I am so offended by Brown and his staff and outraged that they talk like this as if it's normal conversation and a legitimate argument to question the validity of another persons heritage. I'm part Native American and I DARE him to tell me I don't look like it.


That's not really the point and I'm amazed you don't seem to get it. YOU OUGHT TO BE OUTRAGED AT ELIZABETH WARREN!!!

Elizabeth Warren may very well be 1/32nd Native American. But culturally she grew up as white as someone direct from Scotland. But when she entered academia she began to claim she was "Native American" to take advantage of affirmitive action. Her first university bragged that they now had on their faculty their first "woman of color." What a complete crock!

Do you get it yet? She used a dubious claim of Native American heritage to get to the head of the line. That's despicable. Affirmitive Action was designed to help people who grew up disadvantaged, who, because of their color or religion, endured discrimination, poverty, and a whole manner of social ills. Now just what has Elizabeth Warren endured in that regard? Nothing. She grew up in a middle-class white culture.

If you really are Native American, and especially if you are culturally native American, i.e.: You grew up on the Rez and faced everything from alcoholism to poverty and crime, then your OUTRAGE ought to be directed at Elizabeth Warren for ursurping your culture, stealing it out from underneath you to advance herself.

Brown and his staff have it exactly right. Elizabeth Warren is a complete fraud. Supporting Warren in this is completely delusional.
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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by Hefficide

Looks a lot like my father, who was 100% Native American. I guess stereotypes overriding reality maybe?

~Heff


I guess which I why I am so confused at the fact that Scott Brown was able to say it, repeat it, use it in attack ads, make it the basis of some of his speeches, and no one seems to care.

It would be one thing if it were just a slight mispeak on his part but it is practically his campaign. He is not promoting Scott Brown and what Scott Brown can do. He is running against the great "indian lie!"
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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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If I remember correctly, since my wife is from Oklahoma, you only have to be 1/16th Native American (with proof) in order to register to get your card.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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So what??

Just because someone looks or doesn't like their heritage hell I am Irish don't know the first thing about Irish culture or heritage.

Just like all those who claim whatever ancestry they want doesn't make them that if people are not satisfied with being an American that is them trying to sell themselves as something they are not.

I am an American first and only I know where I came from but that has jack to do with American politics, and being qualified for a job, and a government job at that,
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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by iamhobo
If I remember correctly, since my wife is from Oklahoma, you only have to be 1/16th Native American (with proof) in order to register to get your card.


Depends on the tribe. Cherokee are notoriously lax. There was a huge hooha over resources being abused by those who had no blood yet were enrolled recently and NO tribe uses DNA for proof of degree of indian blood. I understand WHY the comments were made. Very very well. The resources only go so far and she had resources some dont. She abused it. I wasnt allowed to use any resources. I was the first one born off rez and got school loans. My dad had issues with the BIA and I was taught not to use rez resources. For a mainstreamer to do so seems pretty deceitful IMO.
However, having been treated to the BS with ancestry... no one should say what one does or does not look like. He should have attacked her claims only in the vein of receiving things she is not entitled to.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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if he walked up like that to a band of cherokee's in 1862 he would most likely get scalped than be elected chief.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
if he walked up like that to a band of cherokee's in 1862 he would most likely get scalped than be elected chief.


Hehe.. well if you were involved in or had family on rez youd know.. believe me.. white is still right when it comes to the BIA and all of that Fed grab-assing.


...and scalping started with the vikings and Spanish
There was a bounty on the English and they needed proof for how many killed. Scalps are lighter than heads.
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posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 05:28 PM
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Elizabeth Warren circa 1986.


“Professor Warren claimed she was a Native American, a person of color — and as you can see, she is not,” Brown said at the debate.


A "person of color"? Is that how we describe native Americans now? Most are white in appearance and come from bloodlines extending back to ancient Siberia. I doubt most Americans of European ancestry would have a clue what a real native American looks like, let alone the generations of blended European/Native American offspring.

Brown made the senate race about race.

Cherokee Nation Demands Scott Brown Apologize For 'Downright Racist' Taunts


The chief of the Cherokee Nation on Wednesday demanded an apology from Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) for what he called an "uneducated, unenlightened and racist portrayal of native peoples" by senior staff on his campaign and in his Senate office.

At a recent campaign rally, senior Brown staffers led a crowd of Brown supporters in a series of "war whoop chants" and "tomahawk chops," an attempt to mock Elizabeth Warren for citing her Native American ancestry in a Harvard guidebook.




Scott Brown 'Regrets' Racist Behavior of His Staff, But Won't Acknowledge His Own


Brown's staffers were seen making Native American 'war whoops' and tomahawk chops in a YouTube video in a face-off with Elizabeth Warren reporters in response to claims made by Brown that she checked a 'Native American' box on a job application to advance herself.


Shame - here we are, in the year 2012 - and we still entertain racist jack-holes like this.



posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by Advantage
Im a full CDIB carrying Blackfeet.. Piegan. I get called a mexican, eastern indian, and I was called a "rag head" a few yrs back.
One of my daughters has brown hair, fair skin and blue eyed... from me who is 100% and my husband who is white.
Folks better check themselves before they start assuming BS and then opening their mouths and expressing their ignorance.


How many casinos does your daughter own?
Or your husband?
We're on to you people.





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