“By decree of King James of England, I hereby demand that this piece of property now belongs to the Country of England effective immediately.” You have 1 hour to vacate the area. Good day.
Perch Perkins talking to a Native American tonight
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This is perch Perkins coming to you from WDBJ7 your hometown news leader. You’ve been hearing a lot recently about the Government giving Native Americans and their families compensation for the taking of their land over 200 years ago. In a recent interview we caught up with Ahuli a member of the Cherokee Tribe
Well, he was a Cherokee Native American and in 1801 he was just walking through town living his life and minding his own business when a man appeared. The man said they had to leave immediately.
So your great great great grandfather was evicted from his land. What story have you been told?
They would be killed or worse, but nowadays people have been treating us better and have given us compensation for everything and i'm happy people are finally accepting us and changing.
Thanks for having me, goodbye everybody.
After he told them to leave, what happened to the ones who didn't?
Well thank you so much for this truly enlightening talk Ahuli.