This is usually brought up during immigration discussions. Those known as "Native Americans" didn't just sprout up here. They came from somewhere else just as all immigrants do.
What is a Native American to you? Personally, I consider myself a "native" American because I was born and raised here. By definition that makes me a "native."
Don't you think things get even more complicated because so many have "mixed" blood? My great-grandmother was full blooded Cherokee Indian, yet I don't consider myself this type of native American.
When will ALL people simply become American?
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So just curious about that argument.....do those who want to make that (silly) distinction want to then say that the rest of us are still part of England? But wait...THAT doesnt work because MY family immigrated from Germany and Spain AFTER the civil war.....soooooooo what does that make me? Hmmmm.....its just silly. Besides to the victor go the spoils. Thats how it works. If the revolutionary war had turned out differently there would be a pretty lady on our currency and we would be singing God Save the Queen! As far as the immigration issue goes in regards to the Indians....NOT being able to control and protect their borders is what caused them to have their land overtaken and lost to them. THAT should be a cautionary tale for us! These illegals may not be coming in with guns and warships but their ability to undercut and drain our resources is no less prevelent!
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