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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

March 14, 2009 Valley Newspaper Article regarding Nancy Millette and DNA testing: and An Alleged Jesuit Made Koes Map of 1713:

1st document: Newspaper article from the Valley News dated March 14, 2009, regarding Nancy Millette and the endeavor to have National Geographic's "Genographic Project" come into the Haverhill, New Hampshire area and genetically test kit the "group" led by Nancy Millette, in her attempt to identify "Native American" ancestry. National Geographic's "Genographic Legacy Fund" awarded Nancy Millette-Doucet's Inc. Organization "White Pines Association of the Koasek Abenaki" on April 07, 2008 funding for their group's Abenaki Language Project.
Indeed, the whole land of  the Abenakis from (and of) the Coosisak was the historical home of those Abenakis. Notice I said "historical Abenaki from or of Coosisak, meaning "Place of the small Pine tree's". The People were simply Aln8bak, which translates to "People who look similar/the same as each other."
Indeed, there are many families from Newbury, Vermont and Haverhill, N.H. who can trace their ancestry back to early settlement. But back to the alleged Koasek band? I do not think so. It is a contemporary Inc. creation done by Brian Chenevert and Nancy Millette-Lyons-Doucet, with the help of Howard Franklin Knight, Jr. The question is, do any of them descend from a Abenaki/Cowasuck? The Millette family lineage came down from the Shefford, Quebec, Canada area AFTER 1910 and resided in North Haverhill, N.H. since that time frame. The Ingerson's and Rines families came into the Jefferson, N.H area ca. 1790's - 1825 from the southern part of New Hampshire, the Ramo's came into the United States ca. 1830's and resided in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont.
 Perhaps "it is very, very hard to find the paperwork" because the families allegedly self proclaiming today that they are Abenaki, are in fact not Abenaki at all?! With that last portion of this page said, it is obvious Nancy Millette was pulling information from Fraderick M. Wiseman and his book "The Voice of the Dawn, An Autohistory of the Abenaki".
On Page 2 of this article, "The kind of genetic testing that the project is offering will NOT LINK SOMEONE TO A PARTICULAR INDIGENOUS TRIBE", said Theodore Sherr, a professor of biological anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. It (the DNA testing results) will only reveal whether there is some kind of POSSIBLE native ancestry. And the tests do not always reveal (native american) ancestry when historical records show it (native american ancestry) exists.
On Page 03 John Moody and his wife Donna operate the non-profit 501(c)3 Organization they created called "Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions" based in the Upper Valley. Painstaking research by Moody and others since the 1970's suggests that among longstanding residents in any given area of New England, a significant part of the population has some blood relation to the indigenous people of that area. Yeah, thats why John Moody could NOT prove one damned argument to the B.I.A. Recognition people for the alleged St. Francis-Sokoki Abenaki group up in Swanton,  Franklin County, Vermont! Quote, from the Proposed Finding on the St. Francis/ Sokoki Band of Abenakis of Vermont, "The Researcher (John Moody) apparently took the family names of this "group" members and searched for them on lists of the St. Francis Indians at Odanak in the late 18th and 19th centuries. When he did not find the exact name, he then searched for "variations" of those names at St. Francis (Odanak), in local church, land, shcool, and census records from the 19th century in northwestern Vermont, or which came from the "oral traditions" of the current members. Once Moody found presumed similarities between the name of a SSA (St. Francis/Sokoki Abenaki) family line and names on the other records, he designated these family lines "Abenaki." Moody incorporated this research into the group's 1982 petition and further expanded it in the 1986 submission. Such a process is not based on sound genealogical, anthropological, or historical methodology. As a result, the petitioner has identified families as Western Abenaki mainly on speculation, not because the record demostrated they were identified as Indian or as a part of an Indian community. The petitioner has not provided evidence to show that the family lines from the 19th century listed as St. Francis Abenakis have descendants or any social or historical documentation to the current members of the group. Another difficulty in the use of family names is that the SSA provided almost no documentation to trace the evolution of how and when the claimed family name changes may have occurred, or how they might connect genealogically to actual family names on specific list of Odanak Indians. While the petitioner described the content of various land, church, school, and census records, and abstracted lists of names of claimed ancestors from them, it (the petitioner) did NOT submit copies of them (these records). Nor did it (the petitioner) provide most of the referenced interviews or genealogical materials. Page 133 and 134 of Proposed Finding dated November 09, 2005 by James E. Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

So whose fault was it honestly, in this lack of any bonefide and legitimate historical, genealogical, and social research having NOT been done. To my thinking, it was John Moody, the late Homer St. Francis, Sr., April St. Francis-Merrill, and Frederick M. Wiseman, to name just a few persons involved throughout the 38-40 years.

It is most interesting to compare "Eugenic's" to the word "Genetics" and it also makes one ponder why there is such an interest in gaining an awareness of human genetic blueprints. I would suggest highly to anyone to read these books: Breeding Better Vermonters by Nancy Gallagher, War Against the Machine by Edwin Black, and his other book IBM and the Holochaust to name three books I've read. Does one honestly assume the Eugenic's Programs died off and are no more. Check out Cold Harbor Springs, N.Y. and see what is taught and studied there. Do the math.
4th document: Allegedly this is a Jesuit Missionary made map of 1713, showing the Koes Mission for the ca. 1713 Abenakis and other Native People's of the area. Notice that the penmanship inside and below the geographical features is contemporary/ in modern handwriting, which is certainly not the penmanship/ handwriting of a 1700's Jesuit artist/author. So who created this so-called 1713 map showing this alleged Koes Mission Village of allegedly 1713? I suspect it wasn't a 1713 Jesuit thats for sure!

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