Dating a native american
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members.How far does this tribe "exclude" the non-tribal-member spouses?
I think it's something they've done for hundreds of years. Something you'll have to take into consideration if you want to persue a relationship with a tribal member. I would not hold it against this person you are dating. Racist, hey, that's a word that I never thought would apply in this situation, but now that you brought it up, I guess it does!Having rules such as the ones that you describe may be a way of keeping "outsiders" from marrying into the tribe and having access to the benefits in question (which is not much, but when you are divvying things up, sometimes it is the reaction of some to keep others away). I know that rules such as the ones you mention are often found in tribes with casinos, as a portion of that money is doled out among members, oftentimes. The tribes are generally hetreogenous (diverse) and multicultural.What you need to do is show respect to the father (patriarchal rule) or mother (matriarchal), depending on who is running the family.