Monday, November 2, 2009
1st document: Howard Franklin Knight, Jr. decided that on December 02, 1997 he would type up a "letter" to Paul Wilson Pouliot.
"Unfortunately for you, friends of mine in the Nipmuc, Wamanoag, Pequot, and Naragansett Nations contacted me recently to advise me about you running your, as they called it, "motor-mouth", telling them in so-called "private conversations", that my eight (8) yeard old boy was an "Illegitimate Bastard", among other remarks about this Council, me, and others, up here in Vermont."
"And all of this came about because a 9 year old friend of my son overheard her parents, and some Elders of that group, referring to my son's circumstances of birth by you, and she and her brother (8) called all he way from Connecticut to talk to my son about your remarks, and about his birth.This has caused his much severe pain and turmoil."
Indeed, Matthew R. Knight was born ca. 1989 or 1990 to Howard Franklin Knight's son Frank Warren Knight (Frank Warren Knight was born April 29, 1966 in Bexar County, Texas to Howard Jr and Minnie Florence nee: Davidson) and Terri Doba. For whatever reason(s) both Frank Warren Knight and Matthew's mother Terri Doba could not retain custody of their son Matthew. Subsequently, his grandparents Howard Franklin Knight, Jr. and Minnie Florence (Davidson) Knight legally adopted their grandson. When Howard Franklin Knight, Jr. and Minnie divorced, the custody of the said adopted "grandson" Matthew, was retained by Howard F. Knight, Jr. on June 17, 1997.
I find it commical that Howard F. Knight, Jr. wrote this letter to Paul Wilson Pouliot accusing Paul Pouliot of being an alleged "motor mouth". Kind of looks like Howard F. Knight, Jr. was a bit of a "motor-mouth" himself!
MY REPY: Good, then since this person doesn't need or will ever seek out "their permission or anyone else's" to be allegedly Abenaki or to conduct themselves upon this land as such.....then why did these "alleged" Abenaki Groups in N.H., MA, and Vermont go running to their persepctive Commonwealth's Secretary of State Agencies to "incorporate" themselves as "non-profit businesses"? When these alleged Abenaki "Groups" did this, did they not loose all sovereignty altogether? Or am I mistaken? Or is it that these alleged self-proclaiming bunch of alleged Abenaki groups simply trying to b.s. the Commonwealth of Vermont (and these other nine or more States) into assuming that these various "groups" are really the legitimate Abenaki People?
This blog Reinvention of the Vermont Abenaki is not to even imply that ANY ONE need seek my permission or authorization to "be Abenaki". Heck, if people want to pretend they are Abenaki, when their genealogical records show and provide the evidence that they are not Abenaki, then implying that I am the one whose crazy, negative, hostile, or whatever..... is just about as absurd as one can conclude I think.
Finding a 1600's Mikmaq ancestor in someone's genealogical history, or even Huron from that same time period, etc. does not make that descendant a Mikmaq or even a Huron, let alone an Abenaki Indian person.
I could say, because my surname is Buchholz by birth, that I gain recognition from Germany. Do you think that Nation would grant me recognition? Not without certain condition having been met first, with genealogical documentation. I could say, because I was legally adopted by James Leckie, because my surname is Scottish, since he was born in Bellshill, Scotland....that I be recognised by Scotland as a Scotsman. Think I would get that recognition? My Woodward's came from Rushden, England since I am by my mother's father, a direct descendant of the English Woodward's. I even did a DNA tests on quite a few of my Woodward Woodard relatives to confirm/strengthen their genealogical records. Does this mean I can then be identified and recognized by England as a citizen of that Nation as well?
Just because someone happens to have an ancestor way back in their genealogical records, indicating they had a Mikmaq ancestor, a Huron ancestor, or even an Abenaki ancestor, does not make them into an Abenaki.
No one needs my permission to be anything, but I think it is absurd to watch these people become aware at 30, 40, 55, and even into their elderly years, discover their Native ancestral connections genealogical, then subsequently go to Pow-wow's and go about pretending they are of the Abenaki People, when in fact they are not. Facts may be they are Huron, they may be Mohawk, they may be Algonquin, or whatever, but most obviously they are not part of a historical, cohesive, continuous, genealogically conntected Abenaki Community! They created these "incorporations" and now they are trying to pick up historical maps, and so on, even to the point of saying they have done DNA testing to prove they are Abenaki (which by the way, is impossible).
IF it is true, that this unidentified person, what this person proclaims, then they ought not to have any issue with what is on this blog documentarily or in my commentary. They can keep running around in their "leathers and feathers" proclaiming that they are Abenaki every weekend as many Pow-wow's/School presentations/Museum's as they can attend "because of their 1600's Huron or MicMaq ancestral connection from their 8th, 9th, or 11th Great Grandmother", and they can help perpetuate the geneocide against the Native People's that happen to come from legitimate Abenaki Communities who have legitimate genealogical docoumentation, etc.
This blog is merely to show the absurdity of these incorporated groups led by the late Homer St. Francis, Sr, and numerous others, claims, conduct and words for what such has been. As yet, no one has proven with documentation that my position or my conclusions are incorrect. I find that interesting. I think the Commonwealth of Vermont, and these other States, as well as the PUBLIC in each someday will find that interesting as well. The Truth, whatever that is, will eventually show itself for what it is, whether we like it or not.