posted on February 27, 2014 and updated on February 27, 2014
Hello – I was recently tasked by a professor to write a paper on a minority group that I was not familiar with and chose the Band of Choctaw’s in Mississippi. I traveled down there with my father and met a Choctaw in his late twenties who offered to show us around the Pearl River Reservation. At one point, he texted his mother who invited us to dinner at her house. It was a wonderful experience over all.
A few weeks later our friend from Pearl River was to come to Memphis to watch a basketball game and I asked him to contact us when he arrived because I wanted to take him and his wife to dinner for being so hospitable prior. Well, their trip turned out to be short and they returned to Pearl River right after the game and I was unable to get them to go to dinner. Later I texted to ask for contact info for a pastor of the church they attend and as usual received a response quickly. after a few days, I didn’t hear back and sent another text to which he did not respond…I didn’t want to annoy him but worried that I had made a mistake by not reciprocating and inviting them to my house when they were in town – so, I sent him another message telling him that I wanted he and his family to come to dinner next time they were in town – but again no response. His pastor was unresponsive also, even after he was so welcoming during the church service. From what I’ve written, does it sound like I may have offended them????