Saturday, November 21, 2009
Step 25 Forward Along The Yellow Brick Road Of The Reinvented Abenakis Of Vermont And New Hampshire; Etc:
Document 01: Exhibit #17 Page 01. Application for Enfranchisement/ Membership/ Citizenship by Howard Franklin Knight Jr. "OK by Chief Richard Phillips SWN of the Eastern Woodlands Band Of The Abenaki Nation (Pisowakamigw Wobanakiak).
I hereby apply for membership in the Eastern Woodlands Band of the Abenaki Nation. I certify that I am an Indian or a Descendants of an Indian who is indigenous to the North American Continent. I understand that my application will be carefully reviewed and must be approved by the Tribal Council. I understand that if I am Accepted, I must relinquish my membership in any other Band or Tribe of Indians, and that my failure to do so will constitute an automatic forfeiture of any and all rights acquired because of my membership in the Eastern Woodlands Band of the Abenaki Nation as provided in the By-Laws thereof. Signature of Applicant: Howard F. Knight Jr. RFD.#1, Box 15 in Thetford Center, Vermont 05075. Birthdate: 31 May 1941 Phone: None.
Name of Indian Relative: Ida May GEAR. Band: Odenak Reservation Band No: Pierreville, Que., Canada Relationship: Grandmother.
Children Under 18 Years Old: Franklin Warren Knight II Age: 15 Date of Birth April 29, 1966; Roberta Rene Knight Age: 13 Date of Birth: September 16, 1968; Sheila Marie Knight Age: 13 Date of Birth: September 16, 1968. (Roberta and Sheila Knight were twins, born in Germany).
Was "Ida May Gear" (grandmother to Howard F. Knight Jr., wife of Franklin Warren Knight. Married on November 26, 1903, mother to Howard Franklin Knight Sr.) actually born or from Odanak, Quebec, Canada? The birth records for her four children, Thelma Jane b. 1906 East Burke; George Warren b. 1910 Lyndon Center; Howard Franklin b. 1912 St. Johnsbury; and Steward/ Stuart Gibson b. 1914 St. Johnsbury pretty much indicate that their mother Ida M. Geer/ Gear was born in Barnston, Quebec, Canada (just above Holland, Orleans County, Vermont) to Elmer Geer and Ada M. Bigelow. These Vital Records will be posted for review along with other genealogical information regarding Howard F. Knight's alleged "Abenaki" ancestral connections, that he himself self-proclaims to accurate, yet he withholds the factual documentation from those that request to verify his proclamations, such as to Eric Floyd.
Document 02: Exhibit #17 Page 02. Eastern Woodlands Band Of The Abenaki Nation (Pisowakamigw Wobanakiak) Card numbers 302, 303, 304,305,306,307. Recognition For Clan Recognition:__________ a belt of wampum. We, the undersigned members of the Eastern Woodlands Band of the Abenaki Nation (Pisowakamigw Wobanakiak), an Indian Tribal Corporation Incorporated under the laws of the State of Vermont, do hereby petition the Tribal Council for recognition as a Clan pursuant to the provisions of Article VI (6), Section 4 of the Tribal By-Laws, as amended, and we have chosen: Howard F. Knight Jr. (Chief Rushing Water) #302. (Name of person selected as Clan Chief) to serve as our Clan Chief and representative on the Tribal Council.
Signature: ~ Birth: ~ Place of Residence: ~ Band Card No:
Cora May (nee: Knight) Webre 7 July 1945 Gramerey, Louisiana Card No. 314.
Belle Lee Kimball Webre Gramerey, Louisiana Card No. 317.
Virginia Batchelder Webre Gramerey, Louisiana Card No. 318.
Ida Jane (nee: Knight) Theos 17 june 1948 Hudson, New Hampshire Card No. 319.
Richard Theos Hudson, New Hampshire Card No. 320.
Timothy Theos Hudson, New Hampshire Card No. 321.
Debra Ann (nee: Knight) Scott Natick, Massachusetts Card No. 311.
Gary Stuart Scott Natick, Massachusetts Card No. 313.
Stuart (G. Knight) Jr. Natick, Massachusetts Card No. 310
Minnie F. (nee: Davidson) Knight 20 Dec 1946 Thetford Center, VT Card No. 303.
Franklin W. Knight II 29 April 1966 Thetford Center, VT Card No. 304.
Roberta R. Knight 16 Sept 1968 Thetford Center, VT Card No. 305.
Sheila M. Knight 16 Sept 1968 Thetford Center, VT Card No. 306.
Dorothy Davis (Dot) Brookline, N.H. Card No. 315.
John William Davis 1964 Brookline, N.H. Card No. 316.
Stuart (Gibson Knight) Sr. 22 Sept 1914 Holliston, Mass. Card No. 308.
Kenneth Knight 1965 Holliston, Mass. Card No. 312.
Rose Marie Knight Holliston, Mass. Card No. 309.
Howard F. Knight Sr. 18 Aug 1912 Goffstown, N.H. Card No. 307.
CLAN TOTEM: Rushing Water in Moonlight (Name of Clan)
This Application for Membership by Howard F. Knight Jr. MUST have been filled out in the year 1981, since Franklin W. Knight II was born in April 1966. If Howard Jr. and Minnie's son was born in 1966 and was 15 years old at the time of this document being created, then the time frame for this Application would be in 1981. Later, in Exhibit #33 Howard F. Knight Jr. states that, "he joined the Coos Tribal Band and took my seat on the Tribal Council as a Clan Chief representing my family Clan, in about June or July of 1980". If that were the case, then Franklin Warren Knight II, would have been 14 years and 2 months of age at the time of this Application being filled out by Howard F. Knight Jr., thereby Howard's son would not have been 15 years old.
Document 03: Exhibit #18 Page 01. Another Application for Enfranchisement/ Membership into the North Eastern Woodlands Band Of The Abenaki Nation (Pisowakamigw Wobanakiak) by Ronald Allan Hurd. Birthdate: February 28, 1948. P.O. Box 5 Post Mills, Vermont 05058. Phone: 295-3274. Name of Indian Relative Band: Fred Hurd. Band No. Bridgewater, Vermont. Relationship: Father. Children Under 18 Years Old: Name: Cori Tanner Whitelaw Hurd. Age: 01 month. Date of Birth: D-Day 1983 (June 6th). Name: Michele E. Hurd. Age: 13. Date of Birth: August 23, 1969.
Document 05: Exhibit #18 Page 02. (Name of person selected as Clan Chief) Frederick A. Hurd. Signature:
Ronald A. Hurd
Darlene Brunotte (mother of)
Cori Tanner Whitelaw Hurd (BB) (Ron's newborn son)
Norman H. or K. Hurd
David or Daniel Hurd
Danilel Hurd, Jr.
Michele Elizabeth Hurd
CLAN TOTEM: Burning (crossed out) Fire Arrows (Name of Clan).
Two Clan Totems/Clans of the Coos called
"Rushing Water in Moonlight"
"Burning or Fire Arrows"
Ever heard of these Clans historically WITHIN the Abenaki People's
Step 24 Forward Along The Yellow Brick Road Of The Reinvented Abenakis Of Vermont And New Hampshire; Etc:
Document 01: Exhibit #16. Wednesday, October 14, 1981 Page 02. "The lost tribes of Coos" by Cathy Young Czapla. Top Section of the article. The document was too big to scan the whole of it. So it is in two sections, top and bottom, in two pages.
Document 02: Continuation of Exhibit #16. Wednesday, October 14, 1981 Page 02 Bottom Section of Page regarding "The lost tribes of Coos" by Cathy Young Czapla.
Document 03: Continuation of Exhibit #16. Wednesday, October 14, 1981 Page Top Section of Page regarding "The lost tribes of Coos" by Cathy Young Czapla.
Document 04: Continuation of Exhibit #16. Wednesday, October 14, 1981 Page 03 Bottom Section of Page regarding "The lost tribes of Coos" by Cathy Young Czapla.
Step 23 Forward Along The Yellow Brick Road Of The Reinvented Abenakis Of Vermont And New Hampshire; Etc:
Document 01: Exhibit #13. St. Francis Sokoki Band Check Book. PO Box 276 Swanton, Vermont 05488 "Void" Check number 1276. Chittenden Band, Swanton Vermont.
Document 02: Exhibit 14. Money Reciept dated June 03, 1992. Received of Francis Sokoki Band in the sum of Fifteen and no/100 Dollars for Check lis - votee. $15.00. Cora Baker. Tops Form 4161
Document 03: Exhibit #15. MAP ~ WABANAKI COUNTRY ~MICMAC TRIBAL NAMES. The Wabanaki and their Native American Neighbors ~ From ancient times to the early 18th century. Cartography By: Stacy Morin. Country Rds, Inc., Orington, ME. This Map of "Wabanakik" must have either came from Joseph Bruchac's book "The Wind Eagle" published in 1984, or Joseph Bruchac's book "The Faithful Hunter, Abenaki Stories" which was published in 1988. The Map is just before the Introduction in the book "The Faithful Hunter."
Documents 01-02-03: Exhibit #11 of the January 26, 1993 Corporation "Protest" Hearing in Boston, MA regarding Arthur Marchand vs. Howard Franklin Knight Jr./ Paul Wilson Pouoliot/ Homer St. Francis Sr. This Exhibit #11 (or A) is in regards to Treaties allegedly pertaining to "Abenaki" Ancestors whose alleged descendants were the above mentioned persons/ alleged "Abenaki" Representatives. This Treaty was called the "Treaty of Portsmouth" dated 1713. In this particular book that these parties allegedly sourced this information from, they used/manipulated/distorted pages 250, 251, 253 and 254. At least that is what it appears to me to have happened. Do the comparative review and conclude as one will about these documents.
This Treaty can be found in the Dawnland Encounters: Indians and Europeans in Northern New England By Colin G. Calloway, on Page 107 through 110.
As one can discern, and review for themselves, the Native Signatories were alleged:
Qualedeenewes/ Winnepesaukess ~
Warrakansit = Sokoki/ Sokowakis (Old Days?) ~
Bomoseen = St. Francis/ St. Francis Abenaki (Old Name) ~
Wedaranaquin = Coos/ Cowasucks (Cowass) ~
Eneas = Woronokes ~
Iteansis = Penacooks.
Someone applied/ wrote the alleged "tribal affiliations" to these Native signers of this 1713 Portmouth Treaty.
Documents 04-05-06-07: These pages are of the actual Portsmouth Treaty of 1713. Of course, I do have to mention that on Page 110 of Colin G. Calloway's afore mentioned book Dawnland Encounters it states (and I quote), "Whereof, we whose names are hereunto subscribed, delegates for the several tribes of the Indians, belonging unto the River of the Kenybeck (Kennebec), Amarascogen (Androscoggin), St. Johns, Saco, Merrimac, and parts adjacent....." "This treaty to be humbly laid before Her Majesty, for her ratification and further orders. In witness whereof, we, the delegates aforesaid, by name Kireberuit, Iteansis, and Jackoit for Penobscot; Joseph and Eneas for St. Johns; Waracansit, Wedaranaquin, and Bomoseen for Kennebeck, have hereunto set out hands and seals, the day and year above written.
Seems to me, that these Native People's historical representatives of July 1713 were speaking and representing on the behalf of Penobscot's (Eastern Abenakis) and other Native Eastern People's in area's along the coastal shores of Maine; not (Western) Abenakis/ Coos and or St. Francis. Then again, this is "my own interpretation" of the historical social events of the time ca. 1713.
Howard Franklin Knight Jr., Homer St. Francis Sr., or Paul Wilson Pouliot "used" this 1713 Portsmouth Treaty and attempted "to imply" by these fraudulant "additions" of "Tribal Affiliation" to the Native Signatories of this Treaty, that this Treaty applied to them as alleged Abenaki descendants i.e. Homer St. Francis' group, that it applied to Howard Knight Jr.' group, and by alleged election, that group which became Paul Wilson Pouliot's when Howard Knight alleged "retired". All three "groups" of alleged self-proclaiming "Abenaki descendants" never had to show or provide ANY GENEALOGICAL EVIDENCE that in FACT, they were descendants of the Abenakis at all, during this Corporation "Protest" Hearing of January 26, 1993 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
Document 08-09: Exhibit #12. Map Page 02 from The Identity Of The Saint Francis Indians by Dr. Gordon M. Day, National Museum of Man, Mercury Series ISSN 0316-1854 Paper No. 71 ISSN 0316-1862 Dossier 71. Ottawa 1981.