I have said it before and I will say it again, if you are truly Cherokee and meet eligibility requirements, you will NEVER be asked to pay for ANYTHING to be enrolled or registered! There are no processing fees, enrollment fees, application fees, membership fees, etc.....NEVER, NEVER, NEVER!!! If you are trying to become a member of a Cherokee "tribe" and you have to pay a fee to do it, then IT IS NOT AN AUTHENTIC TRIBE! If you are trying to to get registered and you have to pay a fee, then YOU ARE NOT REALLY GETTING REGISTERED OR ENROLLED in an authentic tribe! These so called "tribes" and groups will accept anyone, as long as the payment clears.
There are THREE federally recognized Cherokee Tribes - the Cherokee Nation, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. These are the ONLY legitimate Cherokee tribes. With them, there is no charge for an enrollment number or a registration number. So, if you are looking for an "elusive Cherokee ancestor" or are desperate to become a tribal member, remember this - our Cherokee heritage is not for sale. No matter how much you might want it, you cannot buy it. You either get it for free at birth or you don't get it. And that is just the way it is.
Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.
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