Thursday, January 6, 2011

Words Matter!

M1650 # 111D Callie NEWBERRY
1896 Application for Citizenship Chickasaw Nation

Unfortunately the WORDS of the Chickasaw Nation in 1896 sent a message of racial animosity:

Apparently these WORDS meant the very people Chickasaw Indians held in chattel slavery would not be accepted in the nation of their birth.

The Chickasaw Nation would go on to emphasize WORDS of rejection for those held in slavery. By doing so they denied the rights, privileges and immunities of citizenship despite the years held in bondage.

The WORDS of the Chickasaw Nation were meant to deny any rights to
former slaves of African and African-Native descent forever.

Surely not the WORDS of a benevolent people that experienced oppression themselves?

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