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Old 08-28-2006, 12:47 PM   #34
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ok.... here's another 2 cents....

As a way to explain the number of mixed people out east, Sixsapaha said: "In the west, most tribes have had 150 years of contact with western civi. but on the east coast, it's mosre like 500, remeber James Town."

Let's clarify a few details here.... sustained contact has only lasted for 400 years in most of the Atlantic US...... And yeah, I remember Jamestown.... it was founded in 1610s, so that's actually LESS than 400 years.

AND.... here in the SW, there has been sustained contact with Euros and other colonists since Coronado came through between 1538-1541, so that's 450 years of Euro contact out in the "West" which Sixsapaha said has only had 150 years of contact.

MOREOVER..... Here in the SW, after 450 years of contact, there are still PLENTY of FULLBLOOD Pueblos, Navajos, Apaches, Utes, Supais, Pimas, Tohono O'odams - I could go on and on naming tribes with high #'s of fullbloods, but you get the picture.

SOOOO.... # of years of contact obviously doesn't explain jack when it comes to new-age, hippy-trippy wannabeeeeees claiming to be "Cherokee and Blackfoot."
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