how it feels to be a colored me paragraph 1what is hurstons reason for saying she's "the only negero in the United States whose grandfather on the mothers side was not an indian chief?

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This is a joke by Hurston (an immensely funny writer) about the tendency of many people in America, including many African Americans, to claim that they have Native American ancestors. Apparently even in the 1930s, when the essay was written, this claim had become a cliche.

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