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Old 06-14-2013, 08:27 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Zeke View Post
I don't buy that, here is why: LINK

Not even Native blood makes you "Indian" to those with poor definitions.

What we've seen all of our lives is an internally heightened defensiveness in holding onto ways of life that do not exist anymore -- except in isolated vacuums -- because we equate growth with passing judgment on our ancestors. In sum, we've FAILED to give ourselves acceptance to allow inclusion as a form of life because of fear that it makes us less Native.

I call b-u-l-l-s-h-i-t.

I believe it is 100% possible for an Anglo to be more "Indian" than me if you define us in a closeted, backward and romanticized manner. (Woundedbear wants to wear a breechcloth to Wal*Mart in Miami, OK. If that's your definition, he's more "Indian" than all of us!)

In my opinion, if you do things the way I was taught and do them, you are what I am. The key is that the only way you'll be able to accomplish that is by learning how I did. (You're not going to get that by feeling you are something, you have to BE something.) And if you are something, you don't really care how someone else defines it.

1. I'm not threatened by Anglos, they can't steal what is within me.
2. If an Indian is threatened by Anglos, they need to look inward.
I'll accept your perspective.

So by your definition, because you drink some form of expensive liquor and smoke whatever kind of cigars, like blonde women and say 'to wit', you are a white man more than some white men?

Or, are you Indian playing white man?

I forgot to ask you, Zeke...

Am I calling b-u-l-l-s-h-i-t on your calling b-u-l-l-s-h-i-t? lol
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