Then listen very carefully, you can pass down what your granny left you in private, we don't care, if it is claimed to be Cherokee, unless you have a Eastern band (EBC) membership card, then to have aquired it you had to have the BIA pedigree card called the CDIB card if you do not then simply you are a wannabee...And the CDIB card will look like mine with your degree of indian/Cherokee blood on the face of it, note mine says I am 7/8 Cherokee, this you will have if you are a for REAL Indian of any nation
Then to be a Cherokee member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, (CNO)
you must have card like my blue card
Or a United Keetoowah Band Cherokee (UKB) you must have a card like mine
If you don't have a combination of some of these then you simply ain't no Cherokee no matter what yur granny may have said; Thus you have absolutely no right to claim it, plain and simple just an ole wannabee.
John "The Cherokee Elder" Cornsilk