Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Jesse Laroque was helping Littleton, New Hampshire Town Promoter Nancy Cruger (nee: Millette) organize a Cultural Event involving the Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont self-proclaiming and self-promoting alledgedly "Missisquoi Abenaki" group led by the "Chief" Homer St. Francis.
In this article, it states and I quote, "Laroque, who lives in the St. Johnsbury area, met Nancy Cruger when he was restoring an old stone house in Bath, New Hampshire which was next door to where Cruger's mother lives. As the "neighbors" talked, Laroque learned thta Nancy Cruger was interested in writing an article about Abenakis who live in New Hampshire and the Connecticut valley.
Laroque said the two got together in Bath and talked about Native American culture, language, and traditional crafts. When asked by Cruger if the Abenakis continued to practise and pass on their traditional arts, Laroque said, "Of course the answer is yes." "It's mostly held within families," as grandparents teach the traditional skills to their grandchildren," he said.
So, just do the math.....1+1=2 and 2+2=4 etc. As you will read in future documentation from Nancy Lee (nee: Millette) Cruger - Lyons she simply did just that! She took the book Fox Song by Joseph Bruchac, and applied that to what Jesse Laroque told her as this interview shows. Now who else lives in Bath, New Hampshire? Answer: Executive Councilor Raymond Burton. Is this a mere coincidence, or not?!
Also helping with the event was Mark Mitchell of Barnet, Vermont, who is (or was) a member of the Vermont Governor's Advisory Commission on Native American Affairs which organized that state's Abenaki Cultural Heritage Week.
1. Mark Mitchell married to Jesse Laroque's relative Michelle (nee: Larocque) daughter of Leigh B. Larocque and Beatrice M. (nee: Goodwin); and 2. Jesse Larocque's relative was Darrell Richard Larocque (who was a brother to Leigh B. Larocque).
Is it a mere coincidence that Nancy (Millette) Cruger just happened to meet Jesse Larocque restoring an old stone house in Bath, N.H. next to Nancy Cruger's mother's house! Is it just a coincidence that Executive Councilor Raymond "Ray" Burton also lives in Bath, N.H. as well (but then again the politician is acquainted with alot of people in and around Littleton, N.H., etc.) ?! Is this all just a mere weird circumstance of "connections"? Myself, I just don't know what to think. It certainly leads me to particular conclusions.
Continuing on with this particular newspaper article of August 04th, 1993 Nancy Cruger stated, "I want to promote Littleton as a the hub of culture, quality, heritage and tradition," and she went on to explain that this was her first event as Littleton Town Promoter.
As part of that tradition (trading), two Abenaki chiefs, Homer St. Francis of Vermont, and Walter Watso of Quebec, will exchange gifts with New Hampshire's "chiefs". Nancy Cruger said they have invited Govenor Stephen Merrill, Congressman Dick Swett, and Executive Councilor Raymond Burton to the event.
(Now this is where this article is REALLY interesting and informative!)
"I'm honored to work with Native Americans and help promote their culture", she (Nancy Millette - Cruger) said.
Why did Nancy Millette Cruger Lyons refer in this article "in the 3rd person"? IF she were aware of her Great-Grandmother Flora (Ingerson) Hunt's alledged Abenaki ancestry (as she self proclaims and promoted repeatedly in subsequent articles etc etc) then why didn't she say "I'm honored to work with my fellow Native American's/Abenakis and help promote OUR culture" in this August 04th, 1993 interview? But she didn't.
Well you all "do the math". It does not add up to my thinking.
P.S. Also notice the "short" cut hairstyle she had at the time of this interview.
I went to Littleton, New Hampshire and via microfilm found these other informative newspaper articles at the Littleton Public Library. I do apologize for "jumping backwards in time" but I think it is VERY IMPORTANT that folks have as much documented evidence as possible, to SHOW you the merits of my position and argument(s).
About May 12th, 1993 Nancy (Millette) Cruger was selected as the Town Promoter , a new position approved at the Littleton N.H. Town Meeting, to promote industrial and commercial growth and generate ideas to boost the economy. Nancy Cruger, a Littleton Coin Company employee (at the time of this particular article), was one of about 60 applicants for the position.
Then we get to the quite interesting and revealing article wherein it SHOWS how Nancy Cruger was "being helped" by Executive Councilor Raymond Burton, through his student intern, Paul Walker of Plymouth State College, to connect with, ally, and communicate with "State of N.H. Officials and Department Heads". So, this is how she managed to gain so many "N.H. Governor's Proclamations" through the years since 1993!
Also pay very close attention to the last sentence wherein Executive Councilor Raymond Burton said, "I'm certainly not sitting in Bath, N.H. watching the world go by." hmmmm, I wonder who else lives in Bath, N.H.?! The next article will inform you of that very answer......
Apparently, these images are not always in order. I do apologize. It seems that these images are downloaded into these posts from last-to first though I do go from the first image to the last one. I do apologize for the confusion that some readers may experience trying to read scanned "half" page images of some articles. I would suggest saving them to your own computer and then rearrange them to the way one can read them easiest.
It's is quite interesting that Mr. Frederick Matthew Wiseman was using the "title" "Abassador for Scientific and Cultural Affairs" by either "Grand Chief" Homer St. Francis and/or "Chief" April St. Francis-Rushlow. I find it all fascinating to see all these "positions" and "title's".
Notice on "Page 03" of this Swanton Newsletter put out by "Grand Chief" Homer W. St. Francis and his "Acting Chief" April St. Francis-Rushlow (now under the married name of Merrill in June 2009), that Fred Wiseman (Frederick Matthew Wiseman) is stating that, "The New Abenaki Tribal Museum and Cultural Center will have a Grand Opening/Open House for Abenaki Tribal Citizens on October 25th, 1998."
Indeed, it was he, Mr. Frederick M. Wiseman himself, from Johnson State College who self-created and self-promoted this so-called "Abenaki Museum", which he now calls the "Wobanakik Heritage Center". His wife's son, Aaron York (from a previous marriage) has also been promoted by his step-father Frederick Matthew Wiseman through this Wobanakik Heritage Center, in Aaron's canoe making; etc.
I found a June 25th-June 30th 1995 Gin8dokawa Aln8baiwi "Teaching the Abenaki Way" flier and I will post that in my next posting. I think it will be of interest to some readers of this blog.
Here is some more I recieved from Rhonda Besaw of Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire about the July 1998 event in Twin Mountain. It is also clearly indicated that Mr. Rick Hunt was a member of this so-called "First Nations Tribal Council" in New Hampshire.
On "Page 04" of the 1998 Field Season In Review/ N.H. SCRAP, in the second colum, there is stated, "The field school was enhanced by some interesting visitors and speakers. Nancy Cruger (Amassador for First Nations New Hampshire) and a Native American Jounrnalist gave a interactive talk about Native American perspectives on archaeology. It was arguable, one of the livelier field school talks." (I did not put the whole 08 pages of this documentation in this blog post, but if anyone ought to want the full material I will gladly share it with them).
Wonder if she screamed at the "NH SCRAP students" that they were digging up HER Great- Grandmother Flora "Una Ana" (really the woman's middle name was Eunice) (nee: Ingerson) Hunt's ancestors and demanded they stop what they were doing? I am sure she made quite a scene of herself and a impression on everyone there!
It is also interesting to note, that she was claiming to be "Ambassador" for "First Nations New Hampshire". Probably another one of her cooked-up "clubs", where she self-created the position, and promoted it as well, for herself. Of course, she had her side-kick 1st-cousin Rick Hunt of Littleton to slap her on the back, and she could slap him on the back too, just for appearance sake!