Stop With The Cherokee Syndrome, Already

Jemmie Valencia,
San Francisco, CA.

Proudly that they are Cherokee and they know this because their great great grandmother had long black hair- was a Cherokee Princess, even!, when they find out that I am in fact from the Yurok Tribe of Northern California. With as many white folks out there wearing wolf, eagle, & dreamcatcher t-shirts claiming to be Cherokee, you would think that the genocide of indigenous people of the United States never happened at all.

 

Stop With The Cherokee Syndrome, Already

Jemmie Valencia,
San Francisco, CA.

Proudly that they are Cherokee and they know this because their great great grandmother had long black hair- was a Cherokee Princess, even!, when they find out that I am in fact from the Yurok Tribe of Northern California. With as many white folks out there wearing wolf, eagle, & dreamcatcher t-shirts claiming to be Cherokee, you would think that the genocide of indigenous people of the United States never happened at all.

Stop With The Cherokee Syndrome, Already

Jemmie Valencia,
San Francisco, CA.

Proudly that they are Cherokee and they know this because their great great grandmother had long black hair- was a Cherokee Princess, even!, when they find out that I am in fact from the Yurok Tribe of Northern California. With as many white folks out there wearing wolf, eagle, & dreamcatcher t-shirts claiming to be Cherokee, you would think that the genocide of indigenous people of the United States never happened at all.

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