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Old 06-24-2009, 06:12 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by nativeproud View Post
thank you for clearing that up for me, it is greatly appreciated.
I'm glad you shared the quote beneath your reply:
"There is no such thing as 'part Cherokee.' Either you're Cherokee or you're not. It isn't the quantity of Cherokee blood in your veins that is important, but the quality of it...your pride in it. I have seen full-bloods who have virtually no idea of the great legacy entrusted to their care. Yet, I have seen people with as little as 1/500th blood quantum who inspire the spirits of their ancestors because they make being Cherokee a proud part of a their everyday life."

-Jim Pell, Principal Chief of the North Alabama Cherokee

I'm Ojibwe descent, and my grandfather always said..."It's not how much the blood, but how strong the blood"'s what calls you 'home'.
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