The schools still teach Indians are either dead or only on reservations set up by the BIA.
THE WAR NEVER REALLY ENDED NOW ITS A PAPER WAR, AND A WAR OF OPPRESSION AGAINST OUR RIGHTS AS BLOOD INDIANS
We are still having our men and women wounded in battle in many ways while fighting for our homeland, many get ill due to STRESS, PTSD, or the HISTORICAL TRAUMA suffered in trying to right the wrongs done to our our families and our communities. I will not go along with the politically correct world view. We Natives gave and gave and the greedy from nations all around the world, have, and still are, hoarding our resources leaving us with little to survive on in our homeland, they regulate our culture and our lives.
I am a Tuscarora blood Indian of North Carolina, my people are from Snow Hill, NC and its surrounding communities that include other parts of
Greene county, as well as Pitt and Lenoir counties. All of us Indians in North Carolina have had so much taken away from us with Paper Genocide.
The state of North Carolina still oppresses us to this day for standing up and claiming our Indian blood. They do it through their government system.
We don't need or want to be lumped together with other racial groups, We are BLOOD INDIANS, we MUST keep our complete Native identity.
My mother and Father both are Indians, and so were their mothers and fathers, and so on.
That was the only way we identified, always has been, always will be.
What the government did by way of Paper Genocide to alter our race on government paper
with the use of delayed birth certificates, erred death records, and biased U.S. Census's which
by the way did not have the category for Indian at the time it began in 1790 and for many census's after,
was all part of the Paper Genocide against Native American Indians in the U.S.
We choose to be viewed as fully Indian because that is who we are no matter what any racist, oppressive, government does to attempt to hide that fact!
We are Native American Indian regardless of any slight admixture that may or may not exist from other races.
Do Indians on reservations who had Grandmothers raped by White and Black soldiers call themselves anything other than Indians? NO, they don't.
No real Indian ever makes an emphasis on any white, black, or spanish admixture that may exist in their family lines,
especially when its due to rapes, and oppression.
This is the case with many Indians who were put in oppressive situations by the Invaders who came to our homeland.
To many "admixture" is a reminder of the atrocities and harm done to our Native women through rapes, and even forced marriages to foreigners in order for them take our land rights by way of the female line
(a matriarchal society is common with most woodland Indian societies).
Either your Indian or your not, either you call yourself Native American Indian and honor our blood, or you are not an Indian.
There is no sitting on the fence with our blood heritage either you become fully Native, or don't claim our blood because
there is no such thing as a black Indian or a white Indian...
we as Indians are just Native American Indian.
It is a fact that Black U.S. army soldiers (Calvary/Buffalo Soldiers, government soldiers, killers for hire) raped Indian women and killed all over America just like Whites. Just like the Whites French and English, and the Visigoth and Brown Spaniards (brown skinned spanish moors)... whom by the way historically many of these spanish had Arab and NORTH African bloodlines, and not just white ancestry as the history books falsely state.
They ALL did vile evils to our Indigenous women, children, and men in the Americas in general.
During the time spent on the Island of Hispaniola Columbus and his (Visigoth -White/Germanic Spanish, and Spanish Moors - Arab/North African) soldiers hunted Taino Indians for sport. They beat, raped, tortured, and killed them, and then used Taino Indian bodies as feed for their hunting dogs. This also happened throughout the rest of the Caribbean. Columbus and the spanish were evil sadist who enjoyed torturing our people. Just as the U.S. government takes pleasure in oppressing us Indian in this present day. Just as North Carolina's government also enjoys imposing paper genocide on us many Tuscarora who are still here in North Carolina.
People only want a watered down history of the Americas, people want us to be silent about the history of (all foreigners) who who had a hand in oppressing our people. People say any of us Natives who speak only for our people are racist and divisive.
I am not politically correct. I refuse to be because that is just another way to silence the Truth about what was done to our people,
and by whose hands be they black, white, or spaniard.
I say many things that rub people the wrong way, mostly totally assimilated Indians and foreigners.
I speak the raw truth, I speak PRO-INDIAN, and for some the Truth I speak is a hard pill to swallow.
Also please read articles http://www.papergenocide.org/a-need-for-a-fair-study-of-native-american-indian-populations.html
We Indians must maintain our existence and identity in the Americas, and if that is seen as divisive to others, so be it.
We will not be your modern day hippies or supporters of a continued assimilation into white society, or eurocentrics.
We Natives will not be assimilated into any other or racial groups way of thinking, their movements, or their culture.
We as NATIVES need unity among our people in our homeland above anything else that is intrusive to our way of life.
We have Native culture and bloodlines that must be passed on to future Native generations.
We must unite as a people if we are to survive in our homeland for eons to come as Natives.
Truth doesn't stop because they try to conceal it, Truth takes whatever road it has to take to be known.
ROOTS OF HISTORICAL TRAUMA CONCERNING NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS:
In OUR land, OUR people, the Native American Indian have, and STILL are suffering oppression, suppression, racism, rapes, slaughters, child theft from government, denial of human rights, culture theft, land theft, they try to take even the smallest crumbs away through their crooked system, they deny our... medical care, food, shelter.
They work daily to suppress our culture, even our Indian blood through the atrocious act of Paper Genocide.
This is happening in OUR homeland.
Everyone else has a cause, an agenda, a protest.
WELL we have been trying to claim our rights in our land since 1492.
OUR LIVES MATTER. NATIVE LIVES MATTER...THIS IS THE LAND OF OUR ANCESTORS!!!
Written by Sonya Braxton - Tuscarora Indian, North Carolina.
One thing I would like to clarify Paper Genocide began with Whites implementing the practice but not too long after African Americans gained political power in our homeland they also began practicing Paper Genocide on our people, they still do to this day just like whites in census and vital records offices, and other government offices as well, so its not just Whites its also Blacks as well.
"That Black blood one drop rule is a myth made up to keep more Black numbers on PAPER, its political not biological, it has nothing to do with reality.
It was a move that started with Whites who wanted to kill off Indians on paper, and then the Black power movement gain political power in our homeland very early, in fact as early as the 1800's (did you know Blacks were in Congress, 41st and 42nd to be exact) and Blacks began trying to claim everyone non White person because of a mythical one drop rule myth, including us Indians, and with the help of Whites in government who also wanted to conceal Indian heritage and lower our numbers by way of Paper Genocide, it was done by an oppressive one drop rule.
Blacks also more than likely worked in the U.S. Census offices in D.C. in the later part of the 1800's, and obviously all the way to the present.
"The first black municipal office holder was elected in 1868. When Washington briefly became a federal territory in 1871,
African American men continued to make important decisions for the city."
Reconstruction period (1865–77) Sixteen African Americans served in Congress during Reconstruction—including Hiram Revels and Blanche K. Bruce in the U.S. Senate—more than 600 in state legislatures, and hundreds more in local offices from sheriff to justice of the peace scattered across the South.
Let's not forget Blacks of the 41st and 42nd CONGRESS of the United States
Title: The first colored senator and representatives - in the 41st and 42nd Congress of the United States
Creator(s): Currier & Ives.,
Date Created/Published: New York : Published by Currier & Ives, 1872. Summary: Group portrait of African American legislators: Robert C. De Large, Jefferson H. Long, H.R. Revels, Benj. S. Turner, Josiah T. Walls, Joseph H. Rainy, and R. Brown Elliot.Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-17564 Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540
Well it seems Blacks had power EARLY in Washington D.C. and they like whites could list Indians as Black, or even White, to make both white and black numbers larger on paper, later the same thing happened with spanish speaking Indians they were listed as white even though they are also Red people.
EXCERPT FROM: Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune A CREDIT TO HIS RACES May 1, 1997
"That's how race usually works in America. It's called the "one drop" rule, a peculiarly American paradox. It holds that if you have one drop of black blood in your family, you're black. In America, the one-drop rule goes back to plantation days, and it's been with us ever since."
The one drop rule is a myth for Native American Indians
More BLACKS "ON PAPER" equaled more political power for BLACKS, they used doctored NUMBERS to gain political power by including
Native American Indians in those Black population numbers on paper with the act of Paper Genocide.
They did so to make it appear on government race data that Native numbers were small and with that we had way less political power in America.
***But the great news is MANY Native American Indians now have a choice by law to put American Indian on race records to self identify.
A legal right that no state or federal government can tamper with without being accused of records and or data tamper, which is crime.
"By 1900 Washington had the largest percentage of African Americans of any city in the nation. Many came because of opportunities for federal jobs." http://www.culturaltourismdc.org/portal/a-brief-history-of-african-americans-in-washington-dc
African American's were even working in U.S. Customs office year 1910, so no one can tell any of us Indians that Black people did not work in government in the early years of the census and vital records, they had jobs everywhere in America
and influenced our census, land, and vital records just like White Americans in government, ans still do!
Brings you uncensored historical facts that you will almost never find in any mainstream textbook or news media source.
Truth is the core of the information provided by PaperGenocide.org, though Truth may seem harsh at times,
Truth makes a way for our Native people to have access to facts, and it helps us find strength and hope
in our own Blood, Culture, and Homeland, all given to us by our Creator.
For those who in our community continue to support our people and this page by helping to get the Truth out there...
Nyá:wę which is Thank You in Skarù·ręʔ or Tuscarora, my Native language.
Our Blood is the Blood of our Indian Ancestors, and our Homeland, the America's, is the land of our Indian Ancestors, "Please" Honor it all.
I put a lot of effort into my research on the Paper Genocide of Native American Indians
because its personal and is very important to me, as well as to all of our people who are victims of this atrocious act.
So hopefully as more people find out about Paper Genocide very positive changes will come to stop the State Governments
from violating our right as Native American Indians and correct birth and death records of our Indian grandparents and stop this shameful practice against us Tuscarora in North Carolina and our mothers, fathers, and children, as well as Native American Indians in North America in general.
We are who we are, nothing can change our blood, so states have no right to hide our Indian heritage on their papers.
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and any reputable media outlets that supports Native American Indian right to free speech.
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AFROCENTRIC, THE MELANIN MOVEMENT, ANY BLACK NATIONALIST GROUPS, OR ANY SO CALLED TRIBES SUCH AS THE YAMASSEE, OR THE WASHITAW BECAUSE THESE ARE NOT REAL NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS,
THEY ARE BLACK PERSONS/AFRICAN AMERICANS.
IF YOU SEE PAPER GENOCIDE'S WORKS MENTIONED OR COPIED BY THESE TYPES OF GROUPS ON THEIR WEBSITES, POSTS, ETC. THEY DO SO BECAUSE THEY ARE THIEVES ATTEMPTING TO HIJACK OUR INDIAN CULTURE , IDENTITY, AND THE HARD RESEARCH DONE BY REAL NATIVES WHO ARE WORKING TO END PAPER GENOCIDE IN AMERICA. WE "NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS" DON'T CALL OURSELVES "WHITE" OR "BLACK" INDIANS, OR "HISPANIC" INDIANS. WE ARE TRUE TO OUR INDIAN BLOOD REGARDLESS OF ANY ADMIXTURE FROM OTHER RACES THAT MAY EXIST IN OUR PEOPLE.
WE ARE SIMPLY NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS WHO ARE INDIGENOUS TO OUR LAND. IT IS A FACT THAT THE USE OF ANY OTHER "RACIAL" TERM IN FRONT OF "INDIAN" OVERRIDES "NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN" IN REFERENCE TO RACE. WE ARE THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE OF OUR HOMELAND, BLOOD NATIVES OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA. IT IS ALSO AFROCENTRIC BASED PROPAGANDA AND A COMPLETE LIE THAT BLACK PERSONS CAME TO OUR HOMELAND BEFORE COLUMBUS,
NO BLACK AFRICAN EVER CAME TO THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS, END OF STORY.
THE AFROCENTRIC'S CULTURAL APPROPRIATION OF OUR NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE IS VERY DISRESPECTFUL.
THOSE WHO STEAL OUR CULTURE ARE NOTHING MORE THAN "CULTURE VULTURES".
BEING INDIAN IS IN THE BLOOD, DRESSING UP IN REGALIA DOES NOT MAKE ONE INDIAN, NEITHER DOES CULTURE THEFT.
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Red Nation Rise
Native blood, suppressed by lies
Denial of our inherent right, to live our lives
Truth is stronger, than the Euro man lies
As it was foretold...the Red Nation will Rise
Red Nation Rise : written by Sonya Braxton, Tuscarora Indian, North Carolina
© Copyright 2014, Sonya Braxton, All Rights Reserved
BLACKS ALREADY HAD POWER IN GOVERNMENT
SINCE THE 1800'S
JUNE IS PAPER GENOCIDE AWARENESS MONTH
The month of June is very important in how it relates to Paper Genocide because June is the month the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Walter Plecker’s Racial Integrity Act which had allowed for the legal race reclassification of Native American Indians. The Racial Integrity Act labeled many “blood” Native American Indians Colored on the race portion of birth and death certificates, and through this Indians by blood were made ambiguous, were racially miscategorized, and lumped together on paper with the African American. Though Native, Indians were assumed to be Black persons only because the race portion suggested this on government records. At times Indians were also made White and even Hispanic person’s as well on government records through acts of Paper Genocide.
With the stroke of a pen, or the click of a mouse Native American Indian ancestry can be suppressed on government records. Paper genocide is the reclassification of Native American Indians to the categories of Black, White, Colored, Mulatto, or even Hispanic in some cases. Race reclassification is illegal, yet it is still being practiced by government offices throughout America. *The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Walter Plecker's Racial Integrity Act in 1967 within Loving v. Virginia Argued: April 10, 1967, Decided: June 12, 1967, 206 Va. 924, 147 S.E.2d 78, reversed.
EXCERPT FROM: Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune A CREDIT TO HIS RACES May 1, 1997
"That's how race usually works in America. It's called the "one drop" rule, a peculiarly American paradox. It holds that if you have one drop of black blood in your family, you're black. In America, the one-drop rule goes back to plantation days, and it's been with us ever since. Homer Plessey, for example, looked white but he was 1/8 black. That's all it took in 1896 for the Supreme Court to decide in Plessey V. Ferguson but he could not ride in a railroad car reserved for whites as long as they were separate but equal facilities for blacks."
The one-drop rule was invented by slave masters because they wanted to have more slaves.
The one drop rule was a scam to gain more non white slaves during the days of slavery, even if those slaves were Blood Indians.
Black blood does not dominate when mixed other races, nor is black blood as strong as the afrocentric or eurocentric suggest.
The one drop rule has been outlawed and has been illegal since 1967 in the U.S. and it should be because it is a lie first concocted by slave masters and continued by
African American's of whom many are also followers of Afrocentric doctrine's and want political pull and power in America.
TRUTH IS HATE TO THOSE THAT HATE TRUTH...
Paper Genocide: with the stroke of a pen, or the click of a mouse Native American Indian ancestry can be suppressed on government records.
Paper Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of Native American Indian culture, language, and identity as a unique racial group by way of the illegal and oppressive race reclassification imposed on Native American Indians or "Blood Indians" to the Non-Indian races of Black/African American, White, or Latino/Hispanic.
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Three things that cannot be hidden for long... the sun, the moon, and the Truth.
When the European came to our land they found physical variety among our people and in comparing region by region no two tribes were the same in culture, beliefs, or even phenotype.The European caste system has caused confusion and bias pitting Native against Native. To believe that within our whole hemisphere there was no variety among our people is to believe the lie that the European has been brainwashing our people with for the last 522 years. We have dark-skinned Native American Indians as well as light skinned Indians. We have Natives with dark eyes, light eyes, dark hair, and light hair, straight hair, and curly hair. Dark does not always mean black, and light does not always mean white. No one tells the dark skinned curly haired aboriginal people in Australia that they are African just because they are dark, no more than anyone can tell a fair skinned Chinese that they are not Asian because they happen to be one of light skin with naturally curly hair. This is an account of European explorer Giovanni da Verrazano when he came in contact with North Carolina Indians in 1524 approximately 32 years after Columbus."Written Record of the Voyage of 1524 of Giovanni da Verrazano as recorded in a letter to Francis I, King of France, July 8th, 1524
"They are dark in color, *not unlike* the Ethiopians, (This description of skin color was in no way stating we looked African/Black, just that some of us were of a darker skin color a darker red hue!!!) with thick black hair, not very long, tied back behind the head like a small tail. As for the physique of these men, they are well proportioned, of medium height, a little taller than we are. They have broad chests, strong arms, and the legs and other parts of the body are well composed. There is nothing else, except that they tend to be *rather broad in the face: but not all, for we saw many with *angular faces. They have *big black eyes, and an attentive and open look." Suggested is a variety in skin color, bone structure, hair length, and hair textures within our original people of our land/region in the western hemisphere. We have variety in looks, this is just one of them. We are not a stereotype. We are who we are, Native, the Red Nation.
Don't try to make or mold us into anything else.
Written and compiled by Sonya Braxton, a Tuscarora Indian of North Carolina. (Our Blood is Who We Are.)
My True Story -The Little Indian Girl Who Stood Up for Her Blood
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WALTER PLECKER BEGAN A PAPER GENOCIDE MOVEMENT THAT ALL 50 STATES IN AMERICA EVENTUALLY ALSO TOOK PART IN WITHIN VITAL RECORDS OFFICES. WHICH IS WHY SO MANY NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS SEE COLORED, NEGRO, MULATTO, OR WHITE ON CENSUS RECORDS, AND ALSO THE SAME ON BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES OF ANCESTORS.
IT IS A FACT THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA BEGAN USING PAPER GENOCIDE AGAINST BLOOD INDIANS
ONE YEAR BEFORE WALTER PLECKER BECAME FAMOUS FOR HIS USE OF PAPER GENOCIDE.
Plecker was a member of the Eugentics movement, and Plecker had an agenda targeted at Indians, mixed race individuals and Blacks in the State of Virginia. Plecker intentionally attempted to eliminate any evidence of any "Indians" in the State of Virginia, in order to purify the "white race". Plecker modified birth records in the State of Virginia, I learned that in some cases Plecker actually ordered any documentation record on any individual that indicated "Indian" destroyed, as well, Plecker threatened midwives that indicated "Indian" as the race on the birth certificate."Walter Ashby Plecker was the first registrar of Virginia’s Bureau of Vital Statistics, which records births, marriages and deaths. He accepted the job in 1912. For the next 34 years, he led the effort to purify the white race in Virginia by forcing Indians and other nonwhites to classify themselves as blacks. It amounted to bureaucratic genocide.
"With the stroke of a pen, Plecker could write an individual into "Negro" status--and legal and social oblivion. Plecker was only too willing to exercise that power, thus making him a figure of dread to Indians in general, but particularly to the Powhatan remnants in Rockbridge and Amherst counties, until his retirement and subsequent death in 1946.""Plecker's no-nonsense approach made him a celebrity within the eugenics movement, which was increasingly losing support among scientists and becoming a platform for white supremacy.
He spoke around the country, was widely published and wrote to every governor in the nation to urge passage of racial laws just as tough as Virginia’s. He dined at the New York home of Harry H. Laughlin, the nation's leading eugenics advocate and an unabashed Nazi sympathizer."
"In 1932, Plecker gave a keynote speech at the Third International Conference on Eugenics in New York. Among those in attendance was Ernst Rudin of Germany who, 11 months later, would help write Hitler's eugenics law." "In 1935, Plecker wrote to Walter Gross, the director of Germany’s Bureau of Human Betterment and Eugenics. He outlined Virginia’s racial purity laws and asked to be put on a mailing list for bulletins from Gross’ department. Plecker complimented the Third Reich for sterilizing 600 children in Algeria who were born to German women and black men. "I hope this work is complete and not one has been missed,” he wrote. “I sometimes regret that we have not the authority to put some measures in practice in Virginia.""Plecker changed and/or destroyed labels on vital records to classify Indians as "colored, mongrel, mulatto," investigated the pedigrees of racially "suspect" citizens, and provided information to block or annul interracial marriages with Whites. He not only did this to Indians, but other races as well." "Knowledge of this historical development is vitally necessary for those who are searching their Native heritage to understand why records in the Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics are incorrect or missing.
"Since the beginnings of the African slave trade to the Americas, including the Caribbean, many Native American Indian persons have unfortunately to the detriment of Native heritage were being systematically listed as Black, Mulatto, Negro, or just lumped together as "Colored" which did not allow for a distinction between us and the Africa brought to our land as slaves, and that lumping together continued for centuries on government papers. In the slavery days being listed as Negro was done to our Native people in order for White slave owners to keep an ample supply of slaves. Many blood Natives whether mixed or full blood have lost a Creator given Blood heritage due to slavery along the eastern shores of America. Men women and children alike, were forced by White slave owners to take part in slavery in our land and with that travesty of race reclassification starting from the first U.S. census ever taken in year 1790 began Paper Genocide in its earliest form, introduced in our land. Natives were being falsely listed on all census records as Negro, Mustee, Black, Mulatto, or Colored... and sometimes even White or Hispanic.
"It is not fully known how many Indians were enslaved by the Europeans, but they certainly numbered in the tens of thousands, at least in the Carolinas, number counts of Indian slaves are more than likely in the hundreds of thousand when including other areas in North America. It is estimated that Carolina merchants operating out of Charles Town shipped an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 Indian captives between 1670 and 1715. This was a very profitable Indian slave trade with the Caribbean, Spanish Hispaniola, and northern colonies. Because of the higher transportation costs of bringing blacks from Africa, whites in the northern colonies sometimes preferred Indian slaves, especially Indian women and children, to blacks. Carolina actually exported as many or even more Indian slaves than it imported enslaved Africans prior to 1720. The usual exchange rate of captive Indians for enslaved Africans was two or three Indians to one African. *Until late in the 18th century Indian slaves worked on English plantations alongside African slaves and even, occasionally, white indentured servants up until the end of slavery in America in the year 1865. Indian women and children frequently were used as menial laborers or domestic servants."
Slavery existed for Natives held in captivity of slave owners that used words like Negro, or Mulatto to keep Native American Indians and also Mixed Indians in servitude by falsely claiming they were not Indian. Many Natives who were enslaves with the African up until the end of slavery in 1865 also became sharecroppers due to poverty just as the African also did to survive. The many acts of Paper Genocide were intentional reclassifications that were passed down for generations causing "Historical Trauma" for many families who are victims of Paper Genocide.
The atrocity of Paper Genocide even to this day is still occurring and Native American Indian birth and death records are still being processed by states with incorrect racial data. If you know your Indian and don't know why you can't find census records stating this it is because of White census takers being instructed to ignore Indian heritage and paint mostly southern states in America with either Black or White populations. Go over you Grandparents oral history and if you have strong family oral history of Indian blood yet census records and vital records that don't match, you are more that likely of Native American Indian Heritage, its yours to reclaim, ONLY IF you carry the true Native American Indian blood heritage in you veins because we are not white or black, we are Red Indians, this is the term our Indian Ancestors used for race to
strictly distinguish us from the other races who came to, or were brought to, OUR homeland the Americas after Columbus. We shouldn't change this to brown because of political correctness because it only causes confusion, some of our people now say brown but only Arabs, Asians, and the Spaniard are true brown people. We are Red Nation, the people of a reddish hue just as Indian Ancestors were, and also their Ancestors. The only people that have a problem with us using the term RED is the afrocentric because in ignorance they believe it means white person, but it doesn't.
The Jim Crow South and Native American Indians
Jim Crow laws were a set of oppressive laws that reclassified Native American Indians into the category of Colored. Jim Crow reached their greatest influence during the decades of 1910, 1920, and 1930. Among them were hypodescent laws, defining as black anyone with suspected black ancestry, or even those with a very small portion of black ancestry. Tennessee adopted such a "one-drop" statute in 1910, and Louisiana soon followed. Then Texas and Arkansas in 1911, Mississippi in 1917, North Carolina in 1923.(Fact: the State of North Carolina vital records began using the one drop rule law in labeling Indians Colored BEFORE Walter Plecker initiated it in Virginia. Birth records were also "delayed" in states enforcing the one drop rule, they were filed late to make these oppressive racial changes.The Virginia law which allowed for delayed birth registration declared its own purpose differently; its formal title was “An Act to Preserve Racial Integrity,”and it went into effect in 1924, this also occurred in North Carolina as well as in other states), Virginia began the one drop rule in 1924, Alabama and Georgia in 1927, and Oklahoma in 1931. During this same period, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Utah retained their old "blood fraction" statutes de jure, but amended these fractions (one-sixteenth, one-thirty-second) to be equivalent to one-drop de facto. The one drop rule was overturned in 1967 by the U.S. Supreme Court, the one drop rule is illegal. But before this time many Native American Indians were not allowed by law to claim a legal status as Indian due to white vital records officials and census takers enforcing the one drop rule and through government records suppressed an Indians Native blood ancestry on official documents. So when people ask why didn't Natives have records changed back to Indian? A law prevented this from being done, and any Indian born before 1967 who wasn't living on a government regulated Indian reservation, or in a community with a massive Indianpopulation was forcefully listed as Colored by vital records offices.
Note: Walter Plecker began his Paper Genocide movement one year after the State of North Carolina began implementing the practice.
Plecker however gained media attention for his acts of Paper Genocide within Virginia's Vital Records office.
FACT: North Carolina counties located in known Tuscarora territories have, and still do, change or tamper with the race data submitted by Indian mothers recorded at births, these records are then sent to North Carolina's Vital Records as acts of Paper Genocide approved by the state.
Only through our community by way of educating the public about paper genocide can we bring change to rid our land of this adverse practice imposed on our people by government officials. Race reclassification is illegal, yet it is still being practiced by government offices throughout America. *The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Walter Plecker's Racial Integrity Act in 1967 within Loving v. Virginia Argued: April 10, 1967, Decided: June 12, 1967, 206 Va. 924, 147 S.E.2d 78, reversed.
Note: A little known fact about Mildred Loving of Loving v. Virginia.
Mildred’s mother was part Rappahannock Indian, and her father was part Cherokee. She preferred to think of herself as Indian rather than black.
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO READ MY OPEN LETTER TO NORTH CAROLINA VITAL RECORDS REGISTRAR AND DIRECTOR
***United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Inherent Rights as Native American Indians)
THERE IS NO SHAME IN BEING RED: WE ARE, AND ALWAYS WILL BE A RED PEOPLE
"The English term, in fact, derived from Native American phrases involving the color red in combination with terms for flesh, skin, and man. These phrases were part of a racial vocabulary that Indians often used to designate themselves in opposition to others whom they (like the Europeans) called black, white, and so on." Copper is a RED metal, our hue copper colored. No one can tell us Indian's what to call ourselves or how to describe our skin color. We will not be pulled into foreign definitions of our people. We have, be it dark or light, as Indigenous people of the Americas a RED hue to our skin...end of story. So stop calling our darker skinned people black and our lighter skinned people white. Just because in your ignorance you view the world as just black and white. Don't impose your simple minded foreign views on our race the Native American Indian. I am also strongly against cultural appropriations of our Indian culture by NON-INDIANS.
"The Tuscaroras who remained in North Carolina became completely disenfranchised, scattering to different areas of the state, living quietly so that they might be able to survive in their homeland and not be harassed by colonials who feared them for the “warring” reputation behind their tribal name. When so many Tuscaroras chose in the wake of the war to go in different directions, they could not have possibly known that within just a few generations, they would lose their traditional ways of life, much of their culture, and thanks to necessary attempts to hide or assimilate, their language would be lost, as well. Without the shelter and protection of the Great White Pine of the Haudenosaunee, Tuscaroras remaining in North Carolina were left to fend for themselves, albeit by making the choice of not leaving North Carolina." - Sara Whitford
"Some of us Tuscarora scattered to different parts of North Carolina, and some like my family stayed behind in Greene County, NC and its surrounding communities. Government attempted to punish us for remaining behind with the "atrocious" act of Paper Genocide." - Sonya Braxton, Tuscarora Indian of Snow Hill, North Carolina
" Out of at least 8,000 people (Tuscarora) that resided in North Carolina in the 1700s, only about 200 left to New York and Canada." - Marilyn Mejorado, Tuscarora, Bear Clan, North Carolina