sôKAnAnô Why is it important to recognize your American Indian Heritage?

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On April 7, 1734 One of our Ancestors Umphichi travel to England with Tomo-chi-chi Mico of the Yamacraw, This would be a turning point in history. Tomo-chi-chi and his delegation was honored by King George II. As a result of this our we continue to farm,hunt and trade with the settlers, When James Glen became governor in 1738 he had a deep passion and concern for indian affairs. In the year of 1750 the Royal Governor of South Carolina reconize our small tribe(Band) as a benefit to the settlement.  We continue to plant our corn and other corps for food. We continue to hunt skins so that we use to purchase clothes. and continue the daily stroll across to creek to the Georgia side from time to time, (as this tradition is carried on today). Our ancestors held a relationship with the creeks but never mix with them.   Who we are today, as your neighbors, your schoolmates, your church members and your co-workers is a reflection of who our ancestors were and how they interacted with others in South Carolians and Georgians in the past.  
Being American Indian in South Carolina is much more than wearing traditional regalia and attending powwows.  It involves bringing a different and more balanced perspective to our history, our present and our future.   Much was lost through Race Laws and through the errors of census takers during the 1800’s who identified Euchee Indians as Mulatto, White or Black.  In 1924, the Racial Integrity Act made it illegal to identify as Indian under penalty of being arrested and other negative ramifications.  
Thus many Native Americans were incorrectly identified by the Law and their neighbors as either White or African American.  Native Americans have lived through decades of legal and historical oppression.  Survival was achieved by living quietly.

The Laws of the Province 

Indian Slavery
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From creeks to crackers transformation from american indian to american european
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