Descendant saying in ball gameNovember 1 2011 at 3:57 PM
|Bill Davis (no login)|
Response to The last word...
John and David is it State and Fedreal law that keeps many of these tribes that have formed over the years alive. And I know the three Fedreal Cherokee tribes constitution stops membership for some, s far as using a different roll or where they lived when the dawes was taken.
But the Indian Heatlh Care Act, U.S.C. 1601 et also benefits members of state recognized tribes.
Also the Fedreal definition gives many a hoop hole as far as forming or being a tribe, even if they cannot be members of the big three Fed. tribes.
I am sure you but have read the terms as far *** tribes terminated before 1940 and the term who is Indian.
The United States still working with these tribes, and many getting grants and help, even if they don't have Fed. Cards. One can look at the school programs that have many Native Americans that only have to sign up and say at one time their family was part of a Native tribe,or belong to a group or band.
And these groups getting bigger every day, and power in numbers,if they can prove they have descendants that were native american then they have right as far as some of the states and feds. to form and have.