Did they require the European settlers to speak their language?
Did they try to assimulate as a whole?
Learn the language of the Cherokee/Creek as a whole
Or did they just kick your ancestors off their land like they did mine.
And that seems to be the root of the issue isn't it.
The fear of others doing to modern Americans what was done to the natives 200 to 300 years ago.
It might be moot point,but was it right what was done to our ancestors?
There is a big difference between having some ancestors that were Indian,and being half Indian.Such as myself.
I'm wondering,did you grow up on a reservation,did you go to a government Boarding school?
I grew up on the Wazi Ahanhan Oyaŋke (Pineridge Lakota ) "Res" in South Dakota in the '70's, I saw with my own eyes what the affects of 200-300 years have done. Try telling the poor of that region it's "moot point".
I remember as a little kid what happened at Wounded Knee in the 70's
I am relearning a language that was forcibly denied me as a child by our own government.
Like I've stated before on a previous post,there is a danger of an "Official Language" being turned into a "Forced Language". and that can easilly slide into a Forced Religion,and a Forced Ideology.
I've seen it happen.