Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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mandated 3 Native American representatives
  • Michael Lynch, West Tennessee (2008-12)
         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Pat Cummins, Middle Tennessee (2004-08)
         descendant, Cherokee
  • Mark Cantrell, Middle Tennessee (2010-14)
         unknown tribal affiliation
  •   TN Historical Commission
    mandated inclusion of person/s
    of Native American ancestry

  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358

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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee

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    Re: Kentucky now facing state recognition

    I scored over 99 percentile on the English language comprehension portion of the ACT, but I am not sure what you mean by marginalize. Are you saying that claiming a great-however-many-grandmother is marginalizing the Indian claim--isn't that the opposite of what "wannabes" wannado? I wasn't speaking of generations ago--I was speaking of living, breathing relations who may not want to be drug into an internet fight. As for answering "those" questions, no one has ever questioned anywhere but the internet--and, like I said--what bidness is it of yours anyway? I don't know you or your relatives, but you want to pretend to know and judge mine? How ridiculous and self-important can you make yourself out to be? That's what it comes down to--I can't give you any importance because to me you are merely a faceless sigline. And if, like you, I believed everything Amisa said about people, then I'd have to say you're not Indian--because SHE said so. What did she say your name was?

    Edited to add: I am not looking to get into a fight. I just wanted to show you a different side. If you want to fight, you'll just have to fight yourself--I'm not getting into it. I have said my piece.

    Re: KY "Meeks" not the same as TN "Meeks"

    Donna D

    At least he's talking about criteria--

    Is the Meeks in Kentucky the same as the Meeks that was in Tennessee not long ago? Looks like state hopping...

    Representative Reginald Meeks, D-Louisville claims to be part Cherokee - noted in the 6th paragraph down, in the article. In the article, his comments so remind me of the one here in TN who was initially behind the CONFed group, Nathan Vaughn.

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