A question for Native Americans........ Why do they get angry with me?!?
Why do other Native Americans get angry with me when they ask what tribe my family is related to. My mother is 1/2 cherokee Indian... That makes me at least 1/4 ... some of her sisters and cousins married into the chikasaw and blackfoots..... so we all have Native of some kind.
But I find when I talk to the local Navajo and Apaches here on the local RES... when they ask (because I look seriously white/european) what tribe and I say Cherokee they become angry, and even a couple times before I could even answer I was told to don't even say Cherokee... so I didn't say anything cause I didn't know what to say.... what does it matter what tribe we came from? Or does it? I admit I wasn't exactly raised in that culture and I ammuch of an outsider. Anyone care to help me out here?