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Old 16.10.2018, 14:59
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Being a native American - with all that it entails - is a bit more than having "high cheekbones" [sic] and undocumented family lore.
Indeed.

Generally, it means being at least 1/32 (5th generation max) Indian blood.

Native Americans will also generally insist that you have a know ancestor.

"My great great great grandmother claims that she screwed some Indian dude 400 years ago" doesn't quite cut it.

I also have high cheekbones, and am from New England, maybe granny screwed one of MY ancestors!

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Old 16.10.2018, 15:05
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But that's what you are.
Yes, but I do NOT say that I am Swiss of Irish, Polish, Czech, Slovak and god knows what else origin!

Hell, my wife leaves out the Italian part despite being half Italian (though she'll mention the Spanish bit as she looks it).

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I also have high cheekbones, and am from New England, maybe granny screwed one of MY ancestors!

Tom
That reminds me of one of my cousins who was asked if he's Chinese in the USA. Mind, his eyes are vaguely "slanted" but that wouldn't qualify him as Chinese looking in a million years (in my book, but hey ho, we're talking about wasp males here). He said he is one of the direct descendants of Genghis Khan, an answer which really pleased the curious audience. :ROFL:
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Old 16.10.2018, 15:17
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Actually, I always say that I am Swiss (of American origin).

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So, as a former Connecticut Yankee, you're saying that I should be against the electoral college?

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Ah So!
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Old 16.10.2018, 15:29
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

On a lighter note, I would be hilarious if Trump runs on this nonsense train (which he is well known to do), and claim he's the first Female present (as he possesses some female chromosomes).
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Old 16.10.2018, 15:37
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That reminds me of one of my cousins who was asked if he's Chinese in the USA. Mind, his eyes are vaguely "slanted" but that wouldn't qualify him as Chinese looking in a million years (in my book, but hey ho, we're talking about wasp males here). He said he is one of the direct descendants of Genghis Khan, an answer which really pleased the curious audience. :ROFL:
My grandmother was from Holland, and at that time you didn't get as many foreign accents and things in the UK as you do today and she was getting quite peeved off about people asking where she was from.

So my grandpa said, why don't you just tell them you're an Eskimo.

So the next time somebody did ask that's what she said. Only it turned out the guy was an professor of anthropology who knew more than a fair deal about Eskimo culture and he talked to her for ages and ages about Eskimos and asked if it was like that in her family too, and she said, yeah, i suppose so.

She finally had to msuter some excuse to run away.

I guess she'll go into history as the first blonde eskimo to speak with a Dutch accent.
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Old 16.10.2018, 15:57
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me mother was a mermaid; me father was king neptune.




or what was y'allz point again?
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me mother was a mermaid; me father was king neptune.




or what was y'allz point again?
... that we'll prolly have another four years of Trump.
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me mother was a mermaid; me father was king neptune.




or what was y'allz point again?
You'll be alright when sea levels rise?
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My grandmother was from Holland, and at that time you didn't get as many foreign accents and things in the UK as you do today and she was getting quite peeved off about people asking where she was from.

So my grandpa said, why don't you just tell them you're an Eskimo.

So the next time somebody did ask that's what she said. Only it turned out the guy was an professor of anthropology who knew more than a fair deal about Eskimo culture and he talked to her for ages and ages about Eskimos and asked if it was like that in her family too, and she said, yeah, i suppose so.

She finally had to msuter some excuse to run away.

I guess she'll go into history as the first blonde eskimo to speak with a Dutch accent.
He was probably a professor of anthropology as your mom was an Eskimo... Shh, don't tell her that...;-)

I think the only way to deal with these dumb, obsessive and indiscreet questions is to laugh them off. (though I'm not sure if all people can get that kind of humour, but it's always worth giving it a try)
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He was probably a professor of anthropology as your mom was an Eskimo... Shh, don't tell her that...;-)
Also, I believe people from that region would never refer to themselves as Eskimos, you horrid racists.
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You'll be alright when sea levels rise?


I'mma still need obamacare for my tar spitting tho... :/
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Old 16.10.2018, 17:48
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On a lighter note, I would be hilarious if Trump runs on this nonsense train (which he is well known to do), and claim he's the first Female present (as he possesses some female chromosomes).
Yeah, I liked that Freudian!
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In case anyone actually does give a shit about native Americans, here's something that's been rumbling on in the lead up to the elections: https://www.voanews.com/a/native-ame...a/4614355.html
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Just when you thought he couldn't sink any lower

Trump insults Stormy Daniels as 'Horseface' as case dismissed
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Just when you thought he couldn't sink any lower

Trump insults Stormy Daniels as 'Horseface' as case dismissed
So which end of the horse is Trump
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Jamal Khashoggi: Trump suggests 'rogue killers' to blame

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So where is the truth?
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So which end of the horse is Trump
Honestly, do you have to ask?
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Old 16.10.2018, 20:50
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Why?

In Europe you can do a DNA ancestry test and it comes up with all sorts of sub groups and even sub-sub-groups. Yet in America they can't tell a Cherokee from a generic native American?

I find that hard to believe.
Of course.

Obviously the tribal elders who endorsed so many people as genuine Cherokees do not now want them to be subject to DNA tests which might show a completely different story.
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Of course.

Obviously the tribal elders who endorsed so many people as genuine Cherokees do not now want them to be subject to DNA tests which might show a completely different story.
Actually, the opposite is true. The bar to tribal membership is very high.

It's funny, reading their literature, how close their language seems to that of the South African government for the last half of the 20th century. But horses for courses...
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