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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Step 26 Forward Along The Yellow Brick Road Of The Reinvented Abenakis Of Vermont And New Hampshire; Etc:

Document 01: Exhibit #19. Identification Membership Card of Jon Warren. Abenaki Nation/ Vermont Trible (Tribal Council) Card #70. Birth date: May 27, 1949. Signature ?

Document 02: Exhibit #20. Page 151 of the book entitled "Dawnland Encounters, Indians and Europeans in Northern New England, Edited by Colin G. Calloway. Copyright 1991 by University Press of New England. [News of the attack alarmed the community at Cowass and , according to Samuel Penhallow, the Abenakis "emmediately forsook their Fort and Corn at Cowasuck, and never returned to this Day, that we could hear of, to renew their Settlement in that place." Cowasucks did in fact return return at the end of the war. More often, English expeditions shared Hilton's experience, coming up empty-handed as Indian communities evaporated into the forest at their approach. Following an Indian raid on Cocheco, or Dover, New Hampshire, in the spring of 1711, for example, an English retaliatory force went in pursuit "to Ossipe and Winnepisseocay Pomds, being places of general resort for fishing, fowling and hunting; but saw none, only a few deserted wigwams; for being so closely pursued from one place to another, they removed to other nations, leaving only a few cut-throats behind, which kept the country in a constant alarm."]
[Withdrawal, and even migration, was a common Abenaki response to military danger and the disruption of war. Many Abenakis followed well-worn paths.......

Document 03: Page 152 of the same book as Document 01 Exhibit #20 continued....to mission villages in Canada, where the French welcomed with open arms. In 1704, Governor Vaudreuil invited several tribes to resettle on the St. Lawrence where they could enjoy French protection against the English. Some bands accepted, but the Cowasucks preferred to stay and fight in their homeland. The same month that the Cowasuck were delegates declined Vandreuil's offer, Caleb Lyman was leading his expedition against their village.]
Speech of the Abenaki Indians of Cowasuck to the Governor-General, 13 June 1704.
"Father, to tell the truth you have shown great care for me in inviting me to come and settle on your lands. However, I cannot bring myself to come there because the English have already struck me too hard. I believe, therefore, that the only place where I can strike back against the English is the place I come from, which is called Cowasuck. I could not do that easily if I was in your country. [Presented a wampum belt.] Father, hear me, I wish to remain at Cowasuck. It is true you have acted well in offering me a fort on your lands, and that would have been good if we had been at peace as we used to be, and we could have done it easily. But hear me, I am a warrior. I offer you my village which is like a fort thrust towards the enemy, so that your lands on this side can be protected, and so that you can think of me as "my child who is at Cowasuck to carry on the war and protect me, serving as a palisade against my enemies." (National Archives of Canada, MG1 F3, vol. 2:407-10; editor's translation).

Yet, there was not a single bloodline connection, genealogically shown and or provided by the "parties" involved in this Corporation "Protest" Hearing of January 26, 1993 that ANY of them (i.e. Paul Wilson Pouliot, Howard F. Knight Jr, Arhtur Marchaud, etc) genealogically connected to the 1704 era of the Cowasuck Abenaki People's. So, it would seem to me, that these person's perhaps were seemingly misrepresenting themselves as being "descendants of the Cowasuck of the early 1700's era, by using this 1991 published material in the book Dawnland Encounters by Colin G. Calloway, when in fact they showed and provided NOTHING other than their self-created and promoted "Incorporation Name and Status within Vermont and Massachusetts Secretary of State's Office(s). No genealogical evidence was demanded, requested or required of either Arthur Marchand's "supporters" nor that of Howard F. Knight Jr./ Paul W. Pouliot/ Homer St. Francis Sr's "supporters."
It was like Frankenstein complaining about the Mad Scientist for having created his Bride, to the Villagers!

Document 04: Exhibit #21. The Abenaki Republic/ Vermont-N.H. Northeastern Woodlands - Coos (Pisowakamigw Wobanakiak) Card #No. 00597. Membership/ Identification Card of Robert H. Maynard. 126 Sterling Street in Worcester, Massachusetts 01610. Date of birth: October 17, 1926. Signed by Robert H. Maynard. Turtle Clan. 
Robert H. Maynard signed his own Identification Card, identifying himself!

Document 05: Also Exhibit #21. Identification Card of the Abenaki Nation/ Vermont of Ambassador Roger J. Desharais (Desharnais) of 75 Tower Hill Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841. St. Francis/ Sokoki Band No. 3185. Date of Birth May 28, 1942.
Roger J. Deshanais signed his own Identification Card, identifying himself too!

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