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Old January 2 2013, 11:43 PM   #36
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Re: Was Chakotay a stereotype?

Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
You remember Cortez? I didn't say that South American Indians ain't Indians, I said that the conquistadors who got off the boat from Spain 500 years ago to rape and pillage south America are not Indians nor are their descendants as indigenous as they claim they are after ONLY 500 years.
Most indigenous in the Americas have some degree of white ancestry.

So, since you're making yourself the arbiter of this, how would you define an Indian? Is it by bloodline? By being raised in that culture?

By your comments, I'm not indigenous--even though I am recognized as such by both the US government & my tribal government.

Sorry, dude. You do not have the right to determine that for someone else, simply because they don't fit your romantic stereotypical notions.
Akoochimoya, my indigenous ass.
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