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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Step 12 Foward Along The Yellow Brick Road of the Reinvented Abenakis of Vermont and New Hampshire, Massachusetts ~and~ California:

Early 1992: "In mid-1992, it was decided that the Northeast Woodlands - Coos Tribal Band - Abenaki Republic "group" would attempt a more accelerated growth in membership and in the process, we would make sure that our people would not be overlooked any more, and that we would declare a Sovereign suzerain Trust Republic per the Treaties, Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution, PL100-606 (also known as Chapter 50A, the Proxmire Act), the Human Rights Declaration of 1948, to which the U.S. is a signatory and other applicable laws, which the Reconstructed Council of the Coos Tribal Band, now known as the Council of Elders, accomplished on 13 June 1992, at Coventry, Orleans County, Vermont on the edge of the old Coos territory and jurisdictional area." On this date of June 13, 1992 Howard Franklin Knight Jr of RFD #2 530-A on Alderbrook Road in Newport, Orleans County, Vermont "Reaffirmed" (Re-Approved) himself, via his "Council of Elders" Card Number #0001 ~and~ his "Clan" was (Green) Turtle. His relative Katelynn M. Knight c/o D.S.S.-C.P.S. (Children's Protective Services of Kingston, Ulster County, New York) Card #0006 "Clan" Turtle also applied for membership, which was allegedly reviewed and accepted on June 13, 1992 ~ and her membership was reaffirmed allegedly by Howard F. Knight Jr.'s "Council of Elders" on the same date of June 13, 1992! I will be placing this documentation on the blog in the near future.

Document 01: Paul Wilson Pouliot's Application to the Northeast Woodlands-Coos Band of the Abenaki Republic-Algonquin Confederation dated July 08, 1992. Paul Wilson Pouliot (at least on this document) was claiming to be or was given the "Clan" of the Hawk. Chief/Peace?. This document/Application for Membership/Citizenship was signed by Paul W. Pouliot of 160 Dailey Drive in Franklin, Massachusetts 02038-2951. He was claiming to be a descendant of an Indian relative "LAURENTIAN IROQUOIS". Membership Application Approved: DATE: July 15, 1992 Tribal Judge/Representative: Robert Maynard. Tribal Chief; Howard F. Knight (Rushing Water). I placed this Paul Pouliot Application document previously on this blog (No, I am not losing mind or my marbles); yet "chronologically" this particular document IS pertaining to the "documentation" and "connections" I want people (who read and review this blog and its content) to go, connecting the documents and information together. Much like "stacking" bricks, until one has built walls and roof. Eventually one can step back and find that a house has been built.

July 22, 1992: On this date, Sherrie Ann DeVee (formerly married to Stephen or Steven Jinks) applied for Membership into the Northeast Woodlands-Coos Band of the Abenaki Republic-Algonquin Confederation. Her genealogical records were allegedly recieved, reviewed and was acceptable. Subsequently on that same date of July 22, 1992 Sherrie (nee: DeVee recieved a Membership Card No. 00016 to the Northeaster Woodlands - Coos (Pisowakamigw Wobanakiak) which indicated that she resided at 4330 Harness Tract Road in Camino, El Dorado County, California 95709. That her date of birth is November 27, 1959 (Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington State). It also indicates that her "Clan" was (RED) Turtle. (that's what Howard Franklin Knight Jr. created and appointed to her upon his acceptance of her Membership Application into his alleged Cowasuck Abenaki "group").


1 + 1 = 2 ........and 2 + 2 = 4. Do the math.......

Step 11 Forward Along the Yellow Brick Road of The Reinvented Abenakis of Vermont and New Hampshire:

Document 01: May 11, 1987 Page 67 of the Syracuse Herald Journal. Abenaki Indian Chief Dies. Funeral services were held Saturday for Leonard Lampman Sr., Chief of the Abenaki Tribal Nation and an organization leader since the 1970's. Lampman was tribal chief for the past seven years. He was a key figure in the Abenakis' effort to be recognized as a tribe by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, said Ken Maskell, a tribal council member. He was considered a great communicator and a grandfather figure to the tribe, Maskell said, and worked selflessly to improve the Abenakis' life. "He always said there is good in all things, you just have to find it," said James Medor, another council member. "His friendship, leadership and kindness will be missed by all Abenakis." Lampman was president of the board of directors of the Abenaki Self-Help Association (ASHAI). The group operates programs in community outreach, job training, housing and education. In 1980 it was designated by the Administration for Native Amercians as one of 12 exemplary native American organizations, said Jeffrey Benay, who worked with Lampman. The chief also made constant efforts to win grants to fight drug abuse, teen-age pregrnancy and problems of the elderly, Medor said. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and bird watching.
Leonard "Blackie" Miles Lampman was born January 10, 1922 to Herbert J. Lampman and Josephine (nee: Hoague). Leonard "Blackie" Lampman was married on March 02 1946 to Lorraine Mary Page or Payea. They had 12 children, one of whom is Louise May (nee: Lampman) Larrivee.

September 13, 1987: The Abenaki Indians of northwestern Vermont have elected, by a vote of 144 to 141, a tribal chief who says he is ''sick of dealing with the white man'' and who is seen as representing a more militant faction of the tribe of 2,200 people.

The winner, Homer St. Francis, 52 years old, has vowed to ''clean house'' by dismissing Abenakis who he says have been ''too cozy with the white man.'' In an election Friday, Mr. St. Francis defeated Lester Lampman, 31, a self-described moderate. Mr. Lampman said he would ask for a recount of the vote, which represented one of the biggest turnouts since the Tribal Council was founded in 1972. About 800 adult members of the Abenaki tribe living near tribal headquarters in Swanton, Vt., were eligible to vote. Mr. St. Francis's election is a sign of the ''increased militancy'' of the Abenakis, according to Gabor Rona, a Barre, Vt., lawyer who has represented the tribe in its eight-year fight with the state over hunting and fishing rights. According to Mr. Rona, Mr. St. Francis' victory reflects a growing dissatisfaction on the part of some Abenakis with the ''low-key approach'' that has been a hallmark of the the tribe's dealings with the government. Mr. St. Francis, a former Abenaki chief known for his belligerent stand toward whites, threatened to bodily evict a television crew filming at tribal headquarters during the election. He said the camera crew - which Mr. Lampman said he had invited - was ''intimidating voters.'' This week Mr. St. Francis and others were to have gone on trial on charges stemming from their fishing without presenting the required licenses to game wardens. But Franklin County State's Attorney Howard E. VanBenthuysen dropped the charges last week because he said he needed additional legal help because of the complexity of the case. Should the Abenakis win what they say is their right to exercise aboriginal hunting and fishing rights,they then could conceivably claim the right of ownership to certain lands, according to Vermont Attorney General Jeffrey Amestoy. Mr. St. Francis said that as soon as the votes were counted he dismissed the director of the Abenaki Self-Help Association as being ''too cozy with white men.'' But Mr. Lampman said that only the association's board, of which he is a member, has the power to take such action, according to the Abenaki constitution. Mr. St. Francis said he will call a special meeting of the board and the Tribal Council for today to ''settle once and for all who has power over what.''

Document 02: September 15, 1987. Abenaki Indians Elect Militant Tribal Chief. The alleged Abenaki Indians of northwestern Vermont have elected, by a vote of 144 to 141, a tribal chief who says he is "sick of dealing with the white man" and who is seen as representing a more militant faction of the alleged tribe of 2,200 people. The winner, Homer St. Francis Sr., 52, has vowed to "clean house" by dismissing Abenakis who he says have been "too cozy with the white man." In an election last week, Homer St. Francis Sr. defeated Lester Lampman, 31, a self-described moderate. Lampman said he would ask for a recount of the vote, which represented one of the biggest turnouts since the Tribal Council was founded in 1972 (accurate date?) . About 800 adult members of the alleged Abenaki tribe living near tribal headquarters in Swanton, Vermont, were eligible to vote.

Lester Marvin Lampman born September 23, 1955 to Chief Leonard "Blackie" Lampman and Lorraine Mary (nee: Page or Payea). He is the older brother of Louise May (nee: Lampman) Larrivee.

Document 03: October 28, 1987. Indians fight for fishing rights. Vermont's alleged Abenaki Indians have no choice but to "go out and break the law" to defend their right to hunt and fish on land they discovered nearly 2,000 year before the state was created, the alleged tribe's chief says. Former interim Chief Lester Marvin Lampman, a less militant leader who lost the tribal election to Homer St. Francis by three (3) votes, said the alleged tribe would do better working with the state, not against it. Guess who was counting the election votes in October 1987 against Lester Lampman?

Answer: April Ann (nee: St. Francis) Rushlow-Merrill, who was 19 years old at the time, and Homer Walter St. Francis Sr.'s daughter.

Document 04: June 25, 1991 Page 126 of the Syracuse Herald Journal Newspaper. Licence To Harass? Bernice Riggie and Todd Partlow display an Abenaki Nation license place in East Highgate, Vermont, last week. The couple and other members of the alleged tribe said they are being singled out and harassed by local and state police for illegally using the tribe's plates. The alleged Abenakis, however, say they are a sovereign nation allegedly, and therefore should be allowed to license their own vehicles.

Still with me? I hope so.
The Truth Will Set You Free.

Step 10 Forward Along the Yellow Brick Road of The Reinvented Abenakis of Vermont and New Hampshire:

Document 01: October 31, 1977 Portsmouth Herald Newspaper Page 10. Officials agree on book deletion. School officials here have agreed to delete two pages of a history book which the Abenaki Tribal Council says "unfairly and unreasonably portrays Indians as cruel and savage." But a school administrator who stressed that "Vermont Our Own State" is not used as a textbood, said the book "is a good resource book" with "a great deal of valuable information." Swanton Elementary School Principal Herman Harnois said he has declined to "do away with some of the words that may be considered to be discriminatory." He said pages containing such would be covered up. The book is used by fourth and fifth-grade Vermont history classes at the school. The tribal council of the Swanton-based Abenakis, in a letter to the Governor's Commission on Indian Affairs, requested that the book's use be stopped immediately. "We feel his text is insulting, defamatory, and false in its portrayal of Indians," the letter said.

Document 02: December 21, 1977 Page 03 of the Bennington Banner, Vermont Newspaper. Abenakis vow to press land claims. The Chief of Vermont's Abenaki Indians says the tribe will try to gain official federal recognition, then press its claim for 12 square miles of land in the Swanton-Highgate, Vermont area. Homer St. Francis, the head of the Abenaki Tribal Council said Tuesday the Indians want the land for a tribal reserve, and will go to court if necessary to get it. He said the Abenakis leased the land to an early white settler, but never relinquished ownership. According to Homer St. Francis, the Abenakis will get more millitant and less willing to compromise if the Federal Government recognizes them. "Then we won't have any mercy at all," he said. "When we claim it, we'll claim it all." Then-Gov. Thomas Salmon bestowed official state recognition on the alleged tribe in 1976, but it was rescinded by Gov. Richard Snelling when he took office in January.

Document 03: Minnie Florence (nee: Davidson) Knight's Obituary dated August 01, 2006. Minnie F. Knight, 59 years of age, died yesterday, August 01,  2006 at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction, Vermont. She was married to Howard Franklin Knight Jr. on December 24, 1963 in Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas. They had three children Franklin Warren Knight born April 29, 1966 in Bexar County, Texas and two two twin daughters Bobbie Rene Knight and Sheila Marie Knight on September 16, 1968 in Germany. Minnie traveled throughout the United States and Europe while he was in the Military service. Howard Franklin Knight Jr., his wife and 3 children settled in Thetford in 1979, and moved to northern Vermont in 1988. They were divorced on June 17, 1997 in Newport, Orleans County, Vermont. They had retrospectively-speaking legally adopted their grandson Matthew R. Knight Age 07 years at the time of the divorce, having been born in October 1989, this adopted grandson being the son of Franklin Warren Knight (Howard and Minnie's son) and Terri Doba, who were not apparently married at the time of their son's birth, nor were either of them able to care for or raise this child.

Howard Franklin Knight Jr. was born May 31, 1941 in Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut to Howard Franklin Knight Sr. and Marion Corabell (nee: Cook).

YES, I am quite aware of Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s "genealogical" ancestry, as well as many other alleged Abenaki descendants. These documents and much more will be put on this blog regarding his and their alleged Abenaki/ Missisquoi/ Cowasuck/ Coos/Koasek ancestral connections.

Document 04: June 24, 1981 Journal Opinion Page 04. Speak out for children. Notice at the bottom of this editorial article regarding this new group that was forming called Speak Out for Children: Vermont Advocates for Children's Mental Health in that there is listed one, Howard F. Knight, Jr. RFD No.1 Box 15 in Thetford Center, Vermont 05075.

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