Re: Welcomes to the Board

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Posted by Jayne on June 14, 1999 at 18:16:06:

In Reply to: Re: Welcomes to the Board posted by Elaine on June 13, 1999 at 23:19:39:

: : And siyo to you, Champ. To answer your question, the family clan is Anderson. I also have Cherokee ancestry - I'm a whopping 1/16 which is the minimum one can officially claim (or so I've been told). A gentleman at Cherokee Res. told me that since the casino business started all applications are being denied; they were swamped with apps. as everyone wanted to be Cherokee (I guess to claim rights to the business). I don't know if this is true. Maybe someone out there knows and can clue me in.

: >>> Hi Jayne,

: Yes, this is true. Lots of people make bogus claims of Cherokee ancestry & the casino biz has been a hot motivator. Ever notice how many "grandmothers" were "Cherokee princesses"???

: To be enrolled, you must be able to prove a relation to one who is listed on the Dawes Roll & even if this is met, one must be 18 or under even to be considered for enrollment currently. There are so many claims and application requests.

: : Today's picture of the river walk reminded me of Hawkeye's snide comment to Duncan about how to go west. Great line.

: >>> You mean the SUBTLE line?

: Elaine


Or the none-too subtle line! Thanks for the info re Cherokee
ancestry enrollment (as disappointing as it is - I'm afraid I can't claim 18 or under any longer).

Enjoyed seeing an Asheville newspaper article about the gathering. It was dated 6-11 (my Asheville friend was kind enough to send it to me). Had quotes from Marcia and Rich.

Hi, Champ. I appreciate the detailed info and history from you. Looking forward to having the extra time to explore the link. I knew of the eastern and western bands, but not the other two.


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