[Recently by David Yeagley: An Indian Patriot Sues The People Who Shut Down American Renaissance’s 2010 Conference]
American Indian sovereignty is over—at least for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. On September 21, 2011, the U.S. federal government told the Cherokee Nation who was Indian and who was not. District of Columbia District Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. ordered the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to include Negroes as citizens.[Court order PDF]
Wouldn’t you know it? The Obama Administration puts the Negro at the center of all racial issues. The white Oedipal liberals have been happy to dilute, displace, and otherwise denigrate their own race, and they’re not about to let Indians be Indians—in peace, anyway. No, the Negro must be included in the Indian Nations, too.
Actually, the federal government has been declaring Negroes as Indians since the 1980s, when Negroes claiming to be Indians appealed to Washington for recognition so they could obtain a tax-free casino on “Indian” land.
But Judge Kennedy’s decision to declare Negroes citizens of an Indian nation represents the first act of the U.S. government that directly abrogates Indian sovereignty.
The casino bit, which involved the collusion of local and national politicians and other dubious characters, had really very little to do with real Indians. The casino “pop-up” tribes simply declared Negroes Indians.
But the Kennedy decision says real Indians can’t say who’s Indian anymore. Indian Nationhood is degraded to the level of a social club—which must include Negroes.
Back in March, 2007, the Cherokee Nation amended its constitution, declaring that the Negroes among them were no longer considered Cherokee Nation citizens. It is precisely that amendment that was disputed by some 2,800 Negroes who, historically, had been considered citizens. They had been slaves of wealthier Cherokee before the government’s coerced relocation of the Cherokee from the southeastern woodlands to Indian Territory—a.k.a. Oklahoma—in the 1830s. This was President Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act, resulting in the infamous “Trail of Tears” for the Cherokee and several other southeastern woodland tribes.
During the War of Northern Aggression, the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma was itself was divided. Those in the Tahlequah area sided with the North; those in the Webber Falls area fought with the South. General Stand Watie was the most famous of those Confederate Cherokee.
Ironically, it is the northern group which is now facing Negro aggression. The southern Cherokee, like many other Cherokee factions, never went through the federal recognition process, and thus remain more racially pure.
Interestingly, at this writing, the very latest news (September 26) is that the Tahlequah group, the official Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, did not get ballots to 1,200 registered Negro voters for the upcoming (October 8) final Cherokee election. It was “a mechanical problem during printing” said the Election Commission chair.
Judge Kennedy has now held the Cherokee Nation in contempt of court. The judge is determined that the Negroes vote in the Cherokee election.
The Negroes’ attorneys based their claim to Cherokee citizenship on an 1866 treaty which granted citizenship rights to them. But the treaty isn’t what put the current pressure on the Cherokee. It was the Obama Administration’s threat to withhold money from the tribe. The Housing and Urban Development office apparently has the power to withhold $33 million from the Cherokee Nation, at will.
So, the Cherokee Nation, a federally recognized tribe within the United States of America, cannot amend its own constitution, and it cannot determine membership in its own tribe. That is the outcome of this Negro issue in Oklahoma—land of the “Red Man.”
And Negro leftist Cornel West thinks Indians are “our Red brothers and sisters”?
The principle of freedom of association appears to be anathema for the emerging liberal-totalitarian managerial state. In the U.K., they came for the British National Party, ordering it to accept non-whites even if they did not agree with its policies. In the U.S., they are coming for Christian campus groups, forcing them to accept homosexual members even though they think homosexuality is a sin. [Vanderbilt University nondiscrimination policy called unfair to religious groups, by Michael Cass and Jennifer Brooks, The Tennessean, September 27, 2011]. In Mussolini's words: "Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state".
American Indians sovereignty is over now. The Negro has made it so. The white oedipal liberals have ordained that he make it so. The Negro is the tool of white Oedipal, determined to destroy race.
Indian identity is on the rocks. Blood is meaningless. It’s all about names.
That’s the liberal way—a fantasy world of words.
Dr. David A. Yeagley [email him] is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation (Lawton, Oklahoma).Click here to donate to The Bad Eagle Legal Defense Fund, in support of Dr. Yeagley's lawsuit against the parties who shut down the American Renaissance Conference. His articles have appeared in TheAmericanEnterprise.com, FrontPageMagazine.com, VDARE.com, and on his own web site, BadEagle.com. He is a speaker for the Young America’s Foundation, and for the John Birch Society. David Yeagley’s columns for VDARE.COM include An American Indian View of Immigration, and To Deport or not to Deport. David Yeagley is the author of Bad Eagle: The Rantings of a Conservative Comanche and Altered States: The State of the Dead and the State of the Holy. Dr. Yeagley has contributed to Persian Heritage Magazine and served its editorial board since 1998.