Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire is another "Incorporation" and does not represent ALL Abenaki People/Descendants within the State of New Hampshire, as it's name attempts to imply. This article claims that human remains were found, whereas the Excutive director Will Abbott said only one tiny fragment of pottery was discoverd by an archaeologist who examined 18 test pits in the planned leach field for the visitor center of the Squams Lakes Natural Science Center, in Holderness, N.H.
The August 23, 2001 article states that Charles Francis True Jr. is the "Chief" of the 200 member Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire. WOW. Because when Charlie and his wife would pick me up for their "meetings" down in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, there would be no more than 15 to 20 people present for the whole meeting, sometimes even less! Of course, that was while back, and in August of 2001 perhaps there was 200 people following Charles F. True Jr., but in 2008 or so there wasn't more than 15 to 20 folks at the meetings from beginning to end of it. Regardless, this lower article (of Aug. 23, 2001) in the photograph shows, April St. Francis-Merrill, another unidentified man, etc., Charles F. True (with the medicine bag around his neck) Shirley Bear to his left, Tatjana A. Donovon. The latter two were once a part of Charlie True's Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire "group" or "incorporation".