Alabama Choctaw Becomes NFL Coach
Alabama Choctaw becomes NFL Coach
The State of Alabama is on a roll these days. An Alabama belle from Opelika, enrolled in college in New York City became Miss New York, then Miss America. The Alabama Crimson Tide’s football team is not so shabby. Now, a MOWA Choctaw from western Alabama has become the first Native American to be on an NFL coaching staff.
Lance Taylor played for the Crimson Tide. Despite being only 5’-9” he was consistently a backbone for the team. After graduating from Alabama, he has continued to plug away at his dream. With such determination, his rise into the NFL is undoubtedly just the beginning of a great coaching career.
Read the article about Lance Taylor
The MOWA Choctaws continue to be rejected by the BIA for federal recognition. The reasons given are ludicrous when one considers that there are tiny, federally recognized blue-eyed blonde Indian tribes in New England. As we have seen during the last year in northern Georgia, federal bureaucrats can say all sorts of things authoritatively when the non-Native American operators of Indian casinos are pulling their political strings.
The fact is that the Muscogee-Creek and Seminole Nations are assimilations of at least 27 indigenous peoples from the Southeast, northern Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The Cherokees should reinstate bar mitzvahs into their traditions. Some Georgia and eastern Alabama Creek families are also showing up with Sephardic Jewish heritage – presumably from the Jewish gold miners marrying their Creek neighbors in the mountains of Georgia.
There is no excuse for the federal government not recognizing the MOWA Choctaws.
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