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Monday, July 27, 2009

Sagakwa Pow-wow Twin Mountain, N.H. June 30 - July 01, 2001

Richard "Dick" Boisvert was stating that perhaps some later cultural material has been missed Boisvert acknowledges, but he is confident that from top to bottom the teams' methods have been painstakingly thorough. "It's almost beyond my imagination," he says, "that there were later occupations that haven't shown up." It could be we haven't found them yet, but after four years I'm confident it's exclusively Paleo-Indian." So, there was no Abenaki Village ca. 1850 - 1880 found by anyone? WOW, I wouldn't hold my breath if I were Mr. Boisvert in the hopes of validating Ms. Millette-Doucet's "stories" that there was such an Abenaki Village where her Great Great Grandmother Almira Rines was born or raised in! Same goes for Almira's daughter too! Maybe Dick Boisvert ought to have become a genealogical researcher instead is my thoughts on the matter.
June 30 - July 1, 2001 Twin Mountain, NH Article http://www.twinmountain.org/sagakwa.html 603-846-5044. This is a gathering of all Indian nations, highlighting the Native people of New England, Hawaii and South America. There will be native arts and crafts, storytelling, drum circles, dancing, a recreated 18th century village, and a grand entry of dancers each day at noon. Admission for adults is five dollars, three dollars for children aged 6-16, and under six free. A great learning experience for the whole family!
Notice the name "Rose Hartwell", owner of the Dawnland Quillwork, in Pepperell, MA. Now take a look at this website link http://www.elnuabenakitribe.org/Nawihla2007.html.
This shows evidence that Rose Hartwell was an active participant in a proclaimed "re-enactor group" calling themselves (prior to 2005-2006) El-Nu. They did "re-enactments" at Fort Ticonderoga, etc, as did Jim and Terri Clothey. Then AFTER May 2006 etc this group then joined up with Nancy Millette-Cruger-Lyons (now Doucet) and whom now call themselves The El-Nu Abenaki Tribe. They even have a internet website and a Great Seal. But are any of these people, in whole or in part, actually Abenaki from and of Vermont and or New Hampshire ancestrally-speaking? The wearing of shoelace-less tennis shoes and playing a plywood hooped drum and at the same time claiming it was what the Abenaki used in 1609 or using fake imitation sinew does make me wonder if these folks are legitimately Abenaki or simply "Playing Indian" in Vermont and or New Hampshire! They were a part of Nancy Millette's Littleton and Twin Mountain event's, consistantly from the late 1990's all the way forward.... Then when Vermont signed the Bill S.117 Abenaki Recognition bill, this "group" calling themselves the El-Nu Abenaki Tribe or sub-tribe of the Koasek Abenaki then led by Co-Chief's Brian Chenevert and Nancy Millette Cruger Lyons, jumped on the bandwagon claiming they too were Vermont Abenakis. It all makes one wonder.

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