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Ref to Aprille's Indian post
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Burlgoat    Posted 02-14-2004 at 19:51:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't want to start a war on this topic but here is what we CHOCTAW INDIANS are doing.We don't have gambling casinos,but we do have a big and I mean big bingo parlor,truck stops,and tobacco shops.We also have contracts to build certain parts for the defense dept.
We take the biggest part of the profits and improve the Indian Nation such as hospitals,houses for low income Choctaws,scholarships,health services.
We are not trying to take back any land.Only trying to better ourselves.Sorry for the long post but just thought I'd let you know.

Jjon(WI)    Posted 02-15-2004 at 09:11:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shows allot of pride in your indian nation. Apparently good leadership is your greatest asset.

Les    Posted 02-15-2004 at 04:35:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good for you, Burlgoat. The only thing we got around here that reminds people of Indians is Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun down in Connecticut. And an occasional bumper sticker that says "Proud to be Abenaki".

Salmoneye    Posted 02-15-2004 at 04:54:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
And then old Homer goes and dies...Another era gone...Met him twice along with one of his daughters...2nd time he even remembered my name and it was years apart and I had grown a pony-tail...Softspoken for the most part...Outspoken to the end...

For those of you who do not know, Homer St Francis
was the Chief of 'COWASUCK BAND of the PENNACOOK-ABENAKI PEOPLE'...'The People of the White Pines'...

Salmoneye, The Melancholy This AM

Linda in UT    Posted 02-15-2004 at 00:58:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, Burlgoat, I have a bit of Choctaw blood in me. My great-great grandma on my father's side was full Choctaw. If you have any suggestions for online sites for me to visit or other reading material, I'd appreciate the guidance.

Funny thing happened about 15 years ago. I was working in an ER in Idaho when a fellow came in. He sat down, looked at me, and said, "You're Choctaw, aren't you?" Blew me away. He said he could tell just by looking at my face. He talked about a museum in Oklahoma he thought I should visit. And, he offered to loan me a couple of books, but we never connected again. I'd like to know about any reading material, online or not.

One of the gals I work with now has Choctaw blood. When we first started working together, I didn't think we looked anything alike, but now I can see the resemblance between us.

I may be making a trip down to Texas sometime this year and wouldn't mind visiting Oklahoma. It's been many years since I was last in Oklahoma. The Choctaw blood comes from my father's side, but my maternal grandma was from the panhandle of Oklahoma.

Burlgoat    Posted 02-15-2004 at 05:30:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go to see if that helps.If not call (800)522-6170 or write to CHOCTAW NAION P.O.Drawer 1210 Durant,Oklahoma 74702.
Chech into your great-great grandma's records you may be able to enroll and get a membership and CIBD card that entitles you to many of the things that we have to offer.
Thanks for being interested.

Linda in UT    Posted 02-15-2004 at 10:45:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you!

RusselAZ    Posted 02-14-2004 at 20:12:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I made a post downwind on Aprille's one more thing one and am glad you made yours.

I do a lot of business with the reservations, tribes, individuals of those tribes and their services. I think it is wonderful how in this nation in such a short time we have been able to get beyond the "warring" parts and become one. Much different than in the middle east where those people are still fighting and killing over things that happened a thousand years ago. Russel Means aside, I think the natives way of diggin in and pulling up beats the patootie out of how Jesse Jackson thinks it should be done.

What REALLY gripes my butt though is how white liberal politicians see what the native people are accomplishing and want to pass laws to put a stop to it. Just totally frosts me. knowwhatImean??

Burlgoat    Posted 02-15-2004 at 05:49:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know exacatally what you are talking about.
We met all kinds of oppostions when The Choctaw Nation was purschaing The Blue Ribbon Downs they said we were going to corrupt that part of Oklahoma.But when we gave over $200,000. to different counties to help fund roads,food programs,child care And such we were one of the best things that happened to that area.Go figure. Have a good'un.

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