Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee


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    something to consider! Spanish before english.

    well! LMAO Apparently culture clubs aren't the only one who could apply for 'recognition' in Tennessee, so could Mexicans who's ancestors onced lived in and around the area now known as Tennessee!!

    http://www.washington.edu/uwired/outreach/cspn/Website/Course%20Index/Lessons/4/LA%20Purchase.html

    HEH And folks bytching about 'english' should be the primary language and saying spanish shouldn't be spoken 'cause it's not 'native' or 'original' to this area? My a@@; it IS even MORE 'original' and 'native' than english since it was here BEFORE the US bought these lands from MEXICO in the Louisianna Purchase!!!

    Re: something to consider! Spanish before english: a correction or two

    Actually, Donna, the Louisiana purchase was bought from France, not Mexico!

    The foreign (Euro) control of that area swapped back-and-forth betweem France & Spain & back to France before it was "sold" to the USA. Funny that the many native peoples from that vast area had no say-so in the land deal.

    And, Spanish is no more a native language than is English or French. They are all imported languages brought here by an invasive people!

    Re: something to consider! Spanish before english: a correction or two

    Dale M.
    Actually, Donna, the Louisiana purchase was bought from France, not Mexico!

    The foreign (Euro) control of that area swapped back-and-forth betweem France & Spain & back to France before it was "sold" to the USA. Funny that the many native peoples from that vast area had no say-so in the land deal.

    And, Spanish is no more a native language than is English or French. They are all imported languages brought here by an invasive people!



    Well, yes ... but Mexican land is what was bought and yes, I agree: spanish is an imported language like english, french, german, and whatever other languages are spoken and taught here.

    The point was that folks around here keep telling me, "We don't talk like that around here" ... but there are many "we" who actually DO speak 'like that' - and then to be told that english should be THE language for all - forgetting that spanish was spoken "here" as long as, if not longer than their 'beloved' "english". It shouldn't be made any more or less "THE" language for 'all'.

    heh But your corrections are goot ones.


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