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(07 Jun 2007)
Never ever has there been a Seminole Negro Indian Scout. 1/4 blood quantum is recognized to CLAIM a race. 1/4 Indian is what is needed to be an Indian.
Emancipation was the act to free enslaved persons, thus resulting in the FREEDMEN (FREEDMAN). If a person can trace their blood and document, then yes, they can be recognized Indians, but descend from a slave is descending from a Freedman. The Five Civilized Tribes were forced by the U.S. to take in the Freed-man. Only the Seminoles did not give the Freed-man ownership of their soil (1866 Treaty of Seminole Indians)