Cherokee Nation Kicks Out Nearly 3,000 Black Members


Posted: Aug 22, 2011 8:21 PM CDTUpdated: Aug 22, 2011 10:41 PM CDT

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TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma — The Cherokee Nation kicked out nearly 3,000 members Monday. They’re the Freedmen, descendants of black slaves once owned by Cherokee Tribal members.

The tribe’s supreme court has upheld a Constitutional amendment requiring all the Nation’s citizens to have at least one Indian ancestor on the federally-authorized Dawes Rolls.

Monday’s ruling brings an immediate end to the citizenship of around 2,800 descendants of former slaves once owned by the Cherokees.

Freedmen say they’re not finished fighting.

“It’s my humane right. This is more of a human rights issue than anything else. So this, to me, in my lifetime, this is the biggest human rights issue,” said Kenneth Payton.

Freedmen say it’s also about money. They want the medical benefits and tribal services other Cherokees enjoy.

The tribe says it’s about sovereignty, and say Cherokees should be able to decide who can be a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

Freedmen say they're not finished fighting.

Freedmen say they’re not finished fighting.

In 2007, the tribe voted to amend the Constitution to allow only people with an Indian ancestor on the Dawes rolls to be citizens of the Nation.

Since that time, those 2,800 non-Indian Freedmen descendants have kept their rights of citizenship until the case could be resolved.

 

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8 thoughts on “Cherokee Nation Kicks Out Nearly 3,000 Black Members

  • July 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm
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    What I think is wrong is that blacks built America and they they still are not seen or treated as equals.It also doesn’t make since or is it fare to have someone build your land up and work it for free and then once its done to kick them out once u prosper.I bet they wouldn’t b kickin the blacks out if they hadn’t got the crumbs from the white man for there land.because then they would still need them!!!! No more Morals and Values these days!!!

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  • July 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm
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    Wow… really…
    A people so wise…
    So true…
    Always complaining about the white man… but by doing this… proving to be just as bad as some they claim to be bad “white men”.
    Maybe before kicking out a lot of us that walked among you as brothers and were treated as such by your ancestors… you should also think about some of the “real” cherokees who were “real” slave owners.
    True sense of the word. Some were just as bad at being slave owners as the “white men” were to enslaved “negros”.
    Smh at the descendents of the ancestors they are trying to protect.
    I am a mixture..
    I come from many tribes..
    One of which is also trying to do the same thing…
    Smh at those who cry for this change. Shame on you…

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  • July 21, 2013 at 2:53 pm
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    Maybe, if we all stop worrying so much about where we’re from individually and start looking at where we’re headed together, we could get our country on a course toward equality for all.

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    • March 29, 2017 at 9:39 am
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      To all of my negro brothers and sister who have replied to this disgraceful decision, you need to study your history. You aren’t the so-called African Americans Jesse Jackson coined you in 1982! You are the true indigenous aboriginal people to this western hemisphere for over 20,000 years. The people that kicked you out of the Cherokee nation are nothing but the confederate $5 dollar indians, Asian Mongols, and Spaniard imposters/identity thieves. They aren’t who you think they are. Over 90% of Blacks in the US are the true native Americans and not descendents of African slaves. So you see, your ancestors were enslaved by Asian Mongols and Spaniard invaders who stole your identity and They know this history. You need to change your strategy and go after your rights not as freedman, but as the true Cherokee. We need to stop the ignorance. Go into research more and start digging for true history. Start asking, who are the real native Americans? Don’t be afraid to step out of this pan african stoop you’ve been stuck in for decades. Even the civil rights leaders knew you we’re the indigenous people of this nation and the identified as negro in order to keep you closer to the truth….”that you are the true dark race copper skin people European settlers described in their historical journals.
      “We find ourselves exhaled in our own land”
      Martin Luther King.
      This great man begin changing his message in order to shed true light on the matter. He knew that you and he were my African descendents, but the true native Americans. Start digging and find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes! Yep! What part of copper people doesn’t anyone understand? Also, case and point, let’s go halfway down the rabbit hole. The history hidden from everyone is that a genocidal maniac named Christopher Columbus was intelligent enough to bring a Negro here to the America’s on his 1st voyage. That negro was a true Israelite, a Hebrew translator/interpreter born as יוסף בן לוי העברי, Yosef ben Levi Ha-Ivri, (“Son of Levi, the Hebrew/a Negro”, who was forced to convert to Catholicism and change his name to Louis Dr Torres do to the Europeans conquering Spain overthrowing the Moorish/Israelite Negros and Moors/Islamic Africans. Yosef died in 1493.

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  • July 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm
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    Most of the voters in the Cherokee Nation are nothing more than THE CHILDREN of $5 dollar Indian who were whites that pass for Native America back in the day so they could get that Native Americans money/benefits paid by the American government years ago! these whites paid the people at the claims office $5 dollars to declare them Native America so they could get Land and money!!

    http://stuffwhitepeopledo.blogspot.com/2009/06/claim-they-have-native-american-blood.html

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  • July 21, 2013 at 7:06 pm
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    Hi the picture you show of a Black Indian representing Oklahoma is incorrect, he is Organizational Chief Carl Longbow of the Cherokee Tribe of New Jersey.

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  • July 22, 2013 at 9:05 am
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    Man… FUCK THEM…. If they don’t want you to be a part of their nation… Then get the hell on!! Be proud to be an African descendant! Freedmen were slaves for them and u still wanna be a part of that fucked up society… Fuckem!

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    • March 29, 2017 at 9:37 am
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      You aren’t African anything!
      To all of my negro brothers and sister who have replied to this disgraceful decision, you need to study your history. You aren’t the so-called African Americans Jesse Jackson coined you in 1982! You are the true indigenous aboriginal people to this western hemisphere for over 20,000 years. The people that kicked you out of the Cherokee nation are nothing but the confederate $5 dollar indians, Asian Mongols, and Spaniard imposters/identity thieves. They aren’t who you think they are. Over 90% of Blacks in the US are the true native Americans and not descendents of African slaves. So you see, your ancestors were enslaved by Asian Mongols and Spaniard invaders who stole your identity and They know this history. You need to change your strategy and go after your rights not as freedman, but as the true Cherokee. We need to stop the ignorance. Go into research more and start digging for true history. Start asking, who are the real native Americans? Don’t be afraid to step out of this pan african stoop you’ve been stuck in for decades. Even the civil rights leaders knew you we’re the indigenous people of this nation and the identified as negro in order to keep you closer to the truth….”that you are the true dark race copper skin people European settlers described in their historical journals.
      “We find ourselves exhaled in our own land”
      Martin Luther King.
      This great man begin changing his message in order to shed true light on the matter. He knew that you and he were my African descendents, but the true native Americans. Start digging and find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes! Yep! What part of copper people doesn’t anyone understand? Also, case and point, let’s go halfway down the rabbit hole. The history hidden from everyone is that a genocidal maniac named Christopher Columbus was intelligent enough to bring a Negro here to the America’s on his 1st voyage. That negro was a true Israelite, a Hebrew translator/interpreter born as יוסף בן לוי העברי, Yosef ben Levi Ha-Ivri, (“Son of Levi, the Hebrew/a Negro”, who was forced to convert to Catholicism and change his name to Louis Dr Torres do to the Europeans conquering Spain overthrowing the Moorish/Israelite Negros and Moors/Islamic Africans. Yosef died in 1493.

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