Cherokee, Lumbee argue over recognition bill

Full story: Myrtle Beach Online

American Indians from either side of North Carolina traveled to Washington on Wednesday to argue about whether one tribe's quest for legitimacy would harm another's proud heritage.
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Disgusted in Lumberton

United States

#1 Apr 20, 2007
By thier own origin story, the Lumbee tribe does not deserve Federal Recognition. They claim to be descendants of the lost colony which would negate their claim at being "full-blooded" Native Americans that deserve federal recognition. The majority of the tribe is already living off of public assistance, so in a way the government is already supporting them, just not in the way they want or to the extent they want.
How dare you

Snow Hill, NC

#2 Apr 21, 2007
We are Native American. I know that the socioeconomic status of much of our tribe puts them in poverty ratings. But we deserve to be recognized for what we are. This isn't about money, it's about being able to walk anywhere in the world and be known for what you are.
AMERICAN CITIZEN

Wilmington, NC

#3 Jun 11, 2007
How dare you wrote:
We are Native American. I know that the socioeconomic status of much of our tribe puts them in poverty ratings. But we deserve to be recognized for what we are. This isn't about money, it's about being able to walk anywhere in the world and be known for what you are.
THEY NEED TO CHECK EVERY LUMBEES DNA AND SEE HOW MUCH INDIAN BLOOD THEY HAVE! WHICH ALOT OF THEM WILL PROBALY FIND OUT HOW MUCH AFRICAN AMERICAN IS THERE!
American

Springfield, MO

#4 Jun 11, 2007
Your African not Cherokee! Why do you dishonor The America Indians with your nonsense. I'd like to see a Cherokee go to Africa and demand he's an African! lol!!! Always looking for a handout at others expense?
tOOPATOYA

Fayetteville, NC

#5 Jun 26, 2007
who cares what you people think all of your WHITE GIRLS is dateing and marrying blacks,i know a lot of indian woman are to but not like those WHITE chicken head,WHITE GIRLS got rid of the WHITE BOYS and found themself a black boy or a red boy (INDIAN)....because WHITE boy to busy loving and dateing other WHITE BOYS hehehe to bad because we Lumbee are sleeping with WHITE girls everynight,so go ahead think what you want to about the lumbee people we have you WHITE HOE'S and they like us LUMBEE little redmen with GREAT BIG TOTEUM POLE.LUMBEE Nation a NATION OF MIGHTY WORRIORS
Mama Mia Tennessee

United States

#6 Jun 26, 2007
Is this Lumbee an ofshoot of a umpa lumpa??????
That guy you know

Elizabethtown, NC

#7 Jun 27, 2007
It has been a common pratice, as of late, for races to interbreed. I think that this is one of the biggest reasons why the word racism is used so much today. People spend too much time worrying about other people and what they do rather then showing and promoting pride in their own race. I guess we can understand that though, If you show pride in your race, unless you are a minority, you are a racist. God forbid that we all are proud of our roots, no matter what race we are. Turn your attention from the other races and focus it on your own. You will be a better person for it. And don't worry about the crap people will say about you, This is a free country and you are entitled to have your own opinions.
Sarah

Massapequa, NY

#8 Nov 9, 2007
I am part cherokee-lumbee and i am prud to say it. my relatives should have whatever is nessicary for our unique, irreplacable heritage to stay as strong as it always was!!!!!
Sarah

Massapequa, NY

#9 Nov 9, 2007
oh, and to Mama Mia of Tennessee, WOW, HOW DISRESPECTFUL TO OUR RACE!!!!!! WE ARE MOST CERTIANLY NOT DECENDENTS OF UMPA LUMPAS AND I WOULD SGGEST THAT YOU APOLOGIZE!!!!
Sarah

Massapequa, NY

#10 Nov 9, 2007
yeah, i am irish, native american, african, hungarian, german.... all in all, i am , like, 9 diff. things. and i can say that proudly!!!!!
Sarah

Massapequa, NY

#11 Nov 9, 2007
i really wouldn't care if a native american was part black. i am, so what? is everybody suddenly gonna judge me? even if the we cherokee-lumbee people are part black, so what? america IS the melting pot, is it not? and, even so, the majarity of our blood is native american.
Me to you

United States

#12 Nov 28, 2007
Get A DNA Test That will solve all the problems. We all eventually really want to know our true heritage. The DNA test is the best way to prove it. That is the mot possitive way to shut everyone up. Solve a problem. Get a DNA today.
Me to you

United States

#13 Nov 28, 2007
Know your ancestry.DNA BLOOD TEST
american citizen

Wilmington, NC

#14 Jan 11, 2008
hey sarah why dont you ask your cherokee relatives what they think about the lums they will tell you blue eyed and green eyed people with nappy hair are not indians. dna tests will show just how much indian blood they got! even the lumbee tribal council are considering doing this. its called the process of elimnation.just be glad the state recongnizes them,and another thing their gene pool is getting smaller and smaller because they dont leave out of robeson county they are starting to intermarry!
clipper82

Baltimore, MD

#15 Feb 26, 2008
i think his is some dumb stuff i am black foot, cherokee and lumbee and it should not matter if you are full blood or have 1% in you we are all brothers and sis of mother earth and father sky
Brayboy

Greensboro, NC

#16 Feb 27, 2008
american citizen wrote:
hey sarah why dont you ask your cherokee relatives what they think about the lums they will tell you blue eyed and green eyed people with nappy hair are not indians. dna tests will show just how much indian blood they got! even the lumbee tribal council are considering doing this. its called the process of elimnation.just be glad the state recongnizes them,and another thing their gene pool is getting smaller and smaller because they dont leave out of robeson county they are starting to intermarry!
MY GRANDPARENTS ALWAYS CALL IT BAD BLOOD BECAUSE MANY OF US HAVE BLACK. IT IS A FACT THAT WE TRY TO KEEP IT SECRET FROM THE WORLD BUT WE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES. THE CHEROKEE ARE THE WORST OFFENDERS BUT THEY ALWAYS CLAIM THAT THEIRS WERE JUST SLAVES. SOME OF THOSE BLACK CHEROKEES LOOK MORE INDIAN THAN THE FULL BLOODS.
JRiker

AOL

#17 Mar 15, 2008
I do believe that the Lumbee people will never get federal recognition because the United States Government is so busy spending and borrowing money to support foreign wars instead of focusing on domestic issues. The best thing for the people of Robeson County to do is to invest their time and resources in attracting manufacturing and expanding local businesses to create more jobs and increase tax revenue.
When it comes to ethnic heritage the Lumbee are very diverse. The Lumbee are a combination of remnant tribes throughout eastern NC and SC. The Lumbee are descendants of the English Colonists and some members do have black ancestry.
BOBBY J LOCKLEAR

Raeford, NC

#18 Mar 23, 2008
Disgusted in Lumberton wrote:
By thier own origin story, the Lumbee tribe does not deserve Federal Recognition. They claim to be descendants of the lost colony which would negate their claim at being "full-blooded" Native Americans that deserve federal recognition. The majority of the tribe is already living off of public assistance, so in a way the government is already supporting them, just not in the way they want or to the extent they want.
MANIFEST DESTINY IS A WEAK ARGUMENT FOR EUROPEAN DESCENDANT. THE LUMBEE ARE A MIXTURE OF MANY NC HISTORICAL TRIBES. TO NEGATE OUR CLAIM IS THE SAME AS TO DENENY EUROPEAN
HERITAGE BECAUSE OF YOUR SCOT/GERMAN/JEWISH BLOODLINE OR DNA. MAJORITY OF THE TRIBE ARE HARD WORKING DETERMINED PEOPLE THAT IS OUR HERITAGE
& RIGHT TO ATTAIN AS YOUR EUROPEAN ANCESTOR INVOKE THE RIGHT OF MANIFEST DESTINY. BE THANKFUL! DON'T BE SO CRITICAL & REMEMBER: IT EASY TO IDENTIFY DESCENDANT OF THE KKK HERITAGE. HAVE A NICE DAY!
Lumbe by Association

Glen Cove, NY

#19 Apr 4, 2008
To the Dum-ass American Citizen's comment. Lumbees do not inter-marry, We leave that strictly to the European descents so they can continue to breed like rottweiler dogs so they can produce pure bloods. Ask you West Virgina cousins about that.
P.S By the way there are 59000 Lumbees who's got my back on that issue. Let history tell you that we kicked your uncles from the KKK Ass.
Lumbe by Association

Glen Cove, NY

#20 Apr 4, 2008
Disgusted in Lumberton wrote:
By thier own origin story, the Lumbee tribe does not deserve Federal Recognition. They claim to be descendants of the lost colony which would negate their claim at being "full-blooded" Native Americans that deserve federal recognition. The majority of the tribe is already living off of public assistance, so in a way the government is already supporting them, just not in the way they want or to the extent they want.
What Planet are you from?? Rememeber the corn we fed your ancestors when their ass was starved and abondoned by their own. Where's the love?? Oh that's what Thanksgiving is for. We should have let them all starve to death and then we wouldn't have this problem nor would we have their bad blue and green eye producing gene running through our blood

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