Thursday, March 4, 2010
Genealogy Part 21 of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:
Obituary for Paul Michaud dated October 07, 2004: Paul Robert Michaud, 62, of Hudson, N.H., died October 02, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, N.H. after a lengthy illness. Mr. Michaud was born January 03, 1942, in Nashua, son of the George A. and Florence B. (nee: Cardin) Michaud. He had resided in Nashua for most of his life. His brother and sister-in-law were Royal Michaud and Ida Jane (nee: Knight) , daughter of Howard Franklin Knight, Sr. and Marion Corabelle (nee: Cook) Knight-Johnson.
Email from Ret'd Chief Howard F. Knight, Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) to (email@example.com) Douglas Lloyd Buchholz a.k.a. Mark Douglas Leckie (Douglas Lloyd Buchholz which is my Birth given name>Mark Douglas Kingsley which was my 1st Adoptive name July 17, 1972>Mark Douglas Leckie which was my 2nd Adoptive name October 07, 1979 >Salmon Raven Deer which I legally changed my name to on September 25, of 1991 - all in Port Angeles, WA). "0639 hours EDT 29 April 2005. Kwai Kwai Mr. Leckie, I see by your letter wherein you discuss the families in the Danville-Morrisville/Morristown area. Also, you too have your problems with the "selectiveness" of Swanton and Odenak as to who is and is not Abenaki. You are not alone and I have said little to anyone outside my family though I could say much, especially since I have ties to the same areas and even further back, right back to the 1750's and 60's in Swnaton, Dunham, Lower Coos and elsewhere. I even have the original Abenaki family names at Dunham-Swanton, as well as the at The Oxbow at Lower Coos and some other lines.
I always wondered as to why when there was a ruckus in Danville (before the Town Hall burned in one of the many mysterious Town Hall fires of the time and the records of the town were lost) that certain families lined up with others against some others why the inicident was known around the area.
I now know why, from your remarks, the Woodward/Woodard family was aligned with my father's family, the Knight's, Gear-Giguere, Caswell, Tanner's, the Silsby's, Drown's and several other families on a list that I have that I got from the old Town of Danville Board of Selectmen, the Town Constable and some others. The details are sketchy but it was a real nasty situation at the time.
Also, your remarks no give me the clue as to why and how the Eugenics people went after my father and the family right after he and my mother married in 1937 (on June 01, 1937 in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont); because this Eugenics lady picked up on my family from the alignment of families in the ruckus in Danville.
If you are living in the Vermont or greater New England area, as I.....
Email from Ret'd Chief Howrad F. Knight, Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) to (email@example.com) Douglas Lloyd Buchholz a.k.a. Mark Douglas Leckie. Page 2 of 2 Page Email: : .....believe you may be from what say in your email, I believe you and I should possibly get together and talk.
Do forgive the large font usesd but I am going blind (service-connected) and I am legally blind now and have been for the past 5 years. I don't even drive for that reason. Until later, You take care and do treat yourself well and the Creator watch over you and protect you and yours.
Howard Franklin Knight, Jr.
GenForum.com Posting, dated April 11, 2005, by Lea Mitchell (Lea Wanda Maria nee: Martinez-Mitchell, daughter of Madalene Alicia nee: Jenkins-Knight-Martinez who had married to Howard Franklin Knight Sr. after June 1954). Lea Mitchell was looking for John Jenkins of New York on the Jenkins Family Genealogy Forum. I am a direct descendant of John Jenkins you seek information on. I tried emailing you a couple years ago but it didn't go through. John Jenkins born 1797 to 1817 in Ireland, married Mary or Maria J. Salmon Dwyer in Ireland, her second marriage. They came to Chateaugay after 1840 but by 1850 maybe via Canada. Kids all born in Ireland were John, Charles H., Ralph and Eliza. Daughter Mary born after in New York. Their son John married Rozilla (nee; Sargent) and had as their last child another John who married married Leta Leona (nee: Hill) and they had Leon Royce Jenkins who married to Marion (nee: Waterman) Cook and they had Madalene (nee: Jenkins) who is my mother and still alive. The Jenkins left NY, in the 1890;s for Thetford, Vermont area. I have a lot of information if you contact me. Lea Mitchell in CT. firstname.lastname@example.org
December 01, 2005 Ancestry.com Postings by Lea nee: Martinez - Mitchell (email@example.com) aka Wanda (Lea) Martinez Mitchell in CT.
August 02, 2006 Obituary for Minnie Florence (nee: Davidson) Knight: White River Junction-Minnie F. Knight, 59, died yesterday, August 01, 2006, at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction, Vermont. She was born in Harlingen, Texas on December 20, 1946, a daughter of A. B. Davidson and Bernice (Clark) Davidson. She grew up and attended school in San Benito, Texas, On December 24, 1963, she was married to Howard F. Knight, Jr. She traveled throughout the United States and Europe while he was in the service. They settled in Thetford in 1979, and moved to northern Vermont in 1988. They were divorced in 1997. Mrs. Knight moved back to the Upper Valley in September, and lived most recently in White River Junction. Through her many years away from Texas, she remained close to her family there, especially her mother and sisters. She was predeceased by her father and by her step-father, Eck Ameson. She is survived by her mother, Bernice Ameson of Rosharon, Texas; two daughters, Roberta Knight of Fairlee and Sheila Blandin of Vershire; to sons, Franklin Knight of North Carolina and Matthew Knight of Bennington, Vt.; three grandsons; two sisters, Joanne Hignight and Karen Cockrell, both of Rosharon; a brother, Billy Gene Davidson of Amigo, West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no services at this time. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction assisted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756.
More genealogical inquiry by Wanda Lea Maria (nee: Martinez) Mitchell, dated January 30, 2007 on Genforum.com.
Obituary of Marrion Corabelle (nee: Cook) Knight - Johnson of West Fairlee, Vermont dated February 19, 2008 published in the Nashua Telegraph newspaper: Marion Corabelle Johnson, 88, died February 18, 2008 at Hanover Terrace Health Care in Hanover, New Hampshire. She was born May 11, 1919 in Norwich, Vermont, the daughter of Homer and Marion (nee: Waterman) Cook. She graduated from Hanover High School Class of 1936. She worked for a time at the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover. She was married to Howard Knight. They lived in Connecticut during World War II, they then returned to East Thetford and bought a farm. They were later divorced. She then married Thurman L. Johnson and continued to farm in East Thetford until 1968 when they moved to West Fairlee and farmed poultry and other livestock until retiring. Mrs. Johnson was a former member of the Unversity Grange in Norwich. She also was a volunteer at the Bugbee senior Center in White River Junction, Vermont. She enjoyed hand weaving and crafts. She was a published short story author and enjoyed nature and craft magazines. She was an animal lover, especially horses. She is predeceased by her husband, Thurman Johnson, a daughter, Cora Mae Webre; and a grandson. She is survived by two sons, Luther D. Johnson and wife Penny of Wilder, and Howard F. Knight Jr. of Newport Center, VT; a daughter, Ida Jane Michaud and husband Royal of Hudson, N.H.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at the Post Mills Cemetery in Post Mills, VT at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Bugbee Senior Center P.O. Box 158 White River Junction, Vermont 05001. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, VT has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Genealogical Chart regarding Madalene Alicia (nee: Jenkins) Marrero dit Matinez, and Wanda Lea Marie (nee: Martinez) Mitchell.
Genealogy Part 20 of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:
Page 1: State of Vermont, Orleans County. Howard Knight vs. Minnie Knight nee: Davidson. Orleans Family Court: Docket # 133-9-95 OsDm. FINDINGS, DECREE AND ORDERS. Orleans Family Clerk's Office, Constance Daigle, Clerk. "The Orleans Family Court hereby issues the following findings with regard to the above captioned matter as follows:
1. Notice, residence, and marriage are proven, as well as the factual circumstane that the parties have lived seperate and apart, within the meaning of the statute, for a period in excess of six consecutive months, and that reputation of marital relations is not reasonably probable.
2. That the parties are the adoptive parents of one minor child, Matthew Knight, age 7.
3. That a property agreement, hereby incorporated herein by reference, has been entered into by both of the parties knowingly and voluntarily.
4. As to Mr. Knight, he makes the property agreement referred to in Paragraph 2 with the advice and assistance of his attorney.
5. The parties are entering into the agreement knowing the effects of the agreement upon them.
6. The Court recognizes that both parties love the child, that they have both served as the adoptive parents of the child when the biological parents, that is, the primary parents, given their circumstances, were incapable of serving as the minor child's parents.
7. A continuing relationship between the minor child and both of the parties is to the child's benefit.
8. While both parties have affection and bond with the child, and have.....
Page 02: .....served as his parents, Howard Knight has provided a more stable, that is, more consistent, parenting role and function for the child through the years, and it is in the best interests of the child to have his primary legal and physical custody entrusted to Howard Knight, subject to the right of Mrs. Minnie Knight nee: Davidson to see and visit child, and have the child with her visit, at all reasonable times and places as may be agreed by the parties.
9. Mrs. Minnie Knight has been absent from the State at a seperate residence during the predominate part of the last two years.
10. Most recently, Mrs. Minnie Knight had to go to Texas to attend to family matters, bringing the minor child with her for a visit with relations.
11. Vermont is the home state of the minor child and shall continue to exercise jurisdiction in the matter of the child's future interests.
Based ont he findings, the Court makes the following order:
1. A decree of divorce is granted, to become effective June 17, 1997.
2. The court orders the parties to abide by the property agreement entered into on the date of the final divorce hearing, March 19, 1997, and incorporated herein by reference.
3. Minnie Knight shall have until June 17, 1997, to vacate the premises and obtain a seperate residence.
4. Primary physical and legal custody of the minor child shall be entrusted to Howard Knight, subject to the right of Minnie Knight nee: Davidson to see and visit the child and to have the child with her for visits at all....
Page 03: ....reasonable times and places as may be agreed to by the parties.
5. If any propsed visit by Minnie Knight nee: Davidson is to take place outside the State of Vermont, Minnie Knight nee: Davidson will secure Howard Knight's written consent to this in advance of any visit, and a written consent shall specifiy the date upon which the child is to be returned to Howard Knight.
6. Minnie Knight nee: Davidson shall promptly return the child to Howard Knight's primary custody at the end of every scheduled visit.
7. Neither party shall permit the child to miss any scheduled school days for any reason, except for illness with medical verification. Whoever has the child must make sure the child attends school.
8. Minnie Knight nee: Davidson shall have the right to access the child's medical and educational records and shall be notified by Howard Knight, at Minnie Knight nee: Davidson's last known address, of any substantial changes or developments adversely affecting the child, such as health or educational problems or victimization of any crime.
9. It is Howard Knight's obligation to assure that the child, consistent with his best interests, has a positive relationship with Minnie Knight nee: Davidson on an ongoing basis.
10. Any dispute between the parties regarding the interests of Matthew Knight shall be submitted to mediation prior to a return to court.
This Order is Dated March 27th, 1997, at the Orleans Family Court, Newport, Vermont.
Presiding Judge Walter Morris.
The reason I am placing this divorce record on this blog is because NO ONE, neither adoptive parent, Howard Franklin Knight, Jr. nor his wife Minnie, nor the Judicial Judge in the matter NOT ONCE mentioned that the parties were of "Abenaki" "Cowasuck" or "Indian" Descent. Why not? IF these two parents of their grandson, were claiming as they have been in other documents in other events and situations, why weren't they claiming they were Cowasuck, from the Clan of this and the Clan of that, Chief this and Senior Advisor of the that?
Page 04: Also, Divorce Decree signed by: Assitant Judge, Bob Topshe and Assitant Judge, Bill Gildling.
Northern New England. Cowasuck (Coos) Band Pisowakamigw Wobanakiak. Sovereign Abenaki Nation - Algonquin Confederation.
APPLICATION FOR CITIZENSHIP:
Family Last Name:_______Date of Application:_______FIle/Page#________
I hereby apply for citizenship in the NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND COWASUCK (COOS) BAND PISOWAKAMIGW WOBANAKIAK of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation - Algonquin Confederation. I certify that I am a Native or Indigenous Person of North America or a Descendant of sane who was. I understand that my application will be carefully reviewed, along with supporting documents, and approved by the proper Tribal Authorities.
I also understand, also, that if I am accepted, I will, if required, relinguish my citizenship in any other Band.Tribe of Indigenous Peoples, except Inter-Tribal and other Native Peoples councils, and that my failure to do so will constitute automatic forfeiture of any and all rights acquired because of my citizenship in the NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND COWASUCK (COOS) BAND PISOWAKAMIGW WOBANAKIAK of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation-Algonquin Confederation, as provided in the Bylaws thereof.
Please list additional children on an additional form and note File/Page# .
NOTE: Mothers/Fathers shall retain custody of all Children's Tribal Identification Cards until a child is 12 years old, at which time a child shall be issued their own personal identification.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT CLEAR AND CONVINCING PROOF OF LINEAGE TO A NATIVE AMERICAN ANCESTORS TO TIRBAL AUTHORITIES. SUCH AS: Genealogical reports, birth certificates, baptism certificates, licensed passports, family Bibles, family pictures, B.I.A. Cards, or other Itner-Tribal/ Council recognition, etc.
Page 2 of Tribal Application form Northern New England. Cowasuck (Coos) Band Pisowakamigw Wobanakiak. Sovereign Abenaki Nation - Algonquin Confederation. APPLICATION FOR CITIZENSHIP
Territorial Headquarters- Grand Council. Cowasuck of North America. National Federation of the Sovereign Republic of the Abenaki Nation. R.F.D. #2, Box 530-A, Newport, VT. 05855-9011 (802)334-5306.
Dated 27 August 1997 (August 27, 1997)
To: Joe Bruchac - Storyteller
P.O. Box 308 - Middle Grove Rd.
Greenfield Center, N.Y. 12833
Dear Mr. Bruchac;
Enclosed, as promised, is the complete copy of the booklet by Mariella Squire as you requested. She repeatedly steps over the line and she persists in her lies and half truths, plus plagerism and deceit when she doesn't get her way.
It is clear that she will not quit until a way can be devised to end her rampage, as a so-called Abenaki. It is clear that she, her sister Ann Squire, and the odd-balls of the Women's Hoop are trying to destroy all of us, at any costs; and these books are the way they will attempt to publish the failed effort the book you stopped from being published last year.
If I can help in any way, feel free to call upon me; and you are always welcome in my lodge.
Sincerely + Respectfully, Chief Howard F. Knight Jr.
COWASUCK OF NORTH AMERICA. National Federation of the Sovereign Republic of the Abenaki Nation. P.O. Box 12, Newport, VT. 05855.
Dated 15 April 1999 (April 15, 1999)
To Whom It Concerns
Cowasuck of North America,
Tribal Council and all Members;
Effective as of 2400 hours (12:00 a.m.) (midnight), this date, I, Chief Howard F. Knight, Jr., Tribal Council Chief, do hereby step-back as an active leader of the Council (The Council Chief), Associate Chief E. (Emmerson) B. (Bidwell) Garfield will step in as the Council Chief immediately.
I step aside as the Tribal Chief due to my health.
I retain all other offices that I hold, and will continue to serve as the Tribal Genealogist and Historian, and as a permanent member of the Council and the Board of Directors (Incorporation).
Respectfully, Chief Howard F. Knight, Jr.
COWASUCK OF NORTH AMERICA. National Federation of the Sovereign Republic of the Abenaki Nation. P.O. Box 12, Newport, VT. 05855.
Dated 12 August 2000 (August 12, 2000)
To Whom it Concerns:
As of this date I hereby resign as Chief and as C.E.O. (Chief Executive Officer) of the Cowasuck of North America, Inc.
I will no longer be concerned with any Abenaki Band and/ or functions. I regret that I over the years have dishonored or brought shame upon the Abenaki People.
Howard F. Knight, Jr.
1608 Alderbrook Road
Newport, VT. 05855
Conventry, Orleans County, Vermont Certificate of Marriage for Howard Franklin Knight, Jr. born May 31, 1941 who resided at 1608 Alderbrook Rd. in Newport, VT 05855. Usual place of residence was Conventry, Vermont. He was born in the State of Connecticut, to Howard F. Knight, Sr. and Marion Corabelle (nee: Cook).
The Bride was Ana Cojuhar (nee: Lomei) Coblai who was born December 14, 1955 in Tiraspol, Moldova, Russia to Varfo Lomei and Tatiana (nee: "unknown") Lomei, both of Moldova. Both Howard Franklin Knight, Jr. and Ana Cojuhar (nee: Lomei) Coblai married March 06, 2003 in Derby, Orleans County, Vermont.
Genealogy Part 19 of So-Called "Chief" "Retired Chief" "Senior Advisor" "Reactivated Retired Chief" Howard Franklin Knight Jr.'s Genealogical History:
Copy of Death Certificate regarding George Warren Knight who died on August 16, 1971 age 61 years in Berlin, Washington County, Vermont. He was identified as White." He was divorced. George Warren Knight married to Lillian (nee: Nichols). He was born January 09, 1910 in Lyndon Center, Caledonia County, Vermont to Franklin Warren Knight and Ida May (nee: Geer).
Certificate of Death for Gerald Henry Tanner, Sr. who died Hanuary 02, 1978 in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont at the Pine Knoll Nursing Home. He was widowed. His wife was Abbie Priscilla (nee: Caswell) . He was born July 09, 1899 to Chester Tanner and Melissa (nee: Gray)
The Journal newspaper article dated May 19, 1882 of West Fairlee, Vermont regarding Marion Corabelle (nee: Coo) Knight - Johnson. "The cardinals are back in West Fairlee at the feeder at Marion Johnson's home."
June 15, 1985 Obituary of the Union Leader newspaper. "Howard F. Knight (Sr.) GOFFSTOWN - Howard F. Knight, 72, formerly of Manchester and Nashua, died Saturday in Hillsborough County Nursing Home after a long illness. He was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont and was a machinist for Improved Machinery Co., a division of Ingersoll Rand. Family members include a son, Howard F. Knight of Thetford Center, Vermont; two daughters, Mrs. Royal (Ida) Michaud of Merrimack, N.H., Mrs. Cora Minnie of New Orleans, Louisanna; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother Stuart Knight of Massachusetts; a sister, Mrs. Thelma Clancy of Chula Vista, California; several nephews, nieces and cousins. A graveside funeral service will be held in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Nashua, Tuesday at 2 a.m. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart, Assn., New Hampshire Affiliate, in care of Mrs. Johanne Quinn, 15 Century Road, Nashua Nh. 03096. The Farwell Funeral Service, 18 Lock St., Nashua, is in charge of arrangements.
Death Certificate of Gerald Henry Tanner, Jr. who died on March 10, 1986 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. He was born on June 02, 1926 in Lyndon, Caledonia County, Vermont to Gerald Henry Tanner, Sr. and Abbie Priscilla (nee: Caswell). He was married to Amy Estella (nee: Reed). He was identified as "White."
This document clearly and obviously is in Howard Franklin Knight, Jr.'s handwriting. This letter was from the Incorporated Northeast Woodlands - Coos Band - Pisowakamigw Wobanakiak, Western Abenaki Alliance - Abenaki Republic (The People of The Dawn), The Algonquin Confederation of Indigenous People's, Office of the CHIEF - RFD #2 530-A, Newport Vermont 05855 (802) 234-5306 (Unlisted)
Dated 07 January 1993
Chief Paul Pouliot, and To Whom it Concerns,
Coos Council, Abenaki Republic
Red Hawk Lodge
160 Daily Drive
Dear Chief Pouliot, and To Whom it Concerns;
This letter is issued to allay any concerns that they may have in regards to the leadership of the Coos Peoples during this turbulent period due to the recent meeting in Swanton.
I. Chief Howard F. Knight Jr. (Chief Rushing Water) do hereby declare, in short and sweet terms, that I support Chief Paul W. Pouliot (Chief Spirit Hawk) in whatever decisionis he may make as the new Chief of the Coos, which took effect upon the day of the meeting in Swanton, VT. I am officially retired as Chief, having been Chief for 10 years. It was, and it is, time for new leadership, and it is even clearer now that Chief Spirit Hawk is the leader that the Coos Peoples need at this juncture in its history.
I am still Chief of the Turtle Clans of the Coos People, but I am retired as the Coos Tribal Band Chief. I will be available to Chief Spirit Hawk for advice, if he asks, or whatever else, otherwise I will not speak. I ask all to support the new Coos Chief in all he does.
Respectfully submitted with Warmest Regards to all of the Coos Peoples.
Ret'd Chief Howard F. Knight, Jr. (Chief A.K.A. Rushing Water)
c.c. Tribal Judge Spirit Wind (Robert H. Maynard)
Tribal Genealogist Looking Glass (Raymond Lussier)
Tribal Mother Firewoman (Jacqueline Emerton)
Matriarch: Fox Clan
Retired Chief Howard F. Knight, Jr.
Northeast Woodlands - Coos Tribe
Abenaki Republic - Algonquin Confederation
R.F.D. #2, Box 530 - A Alderbrook Road
Newport, Vermont 05855
So, what was Howard Franklin Knight, Jr. up to in creating this document? It appears that his intention (based on subsequent words and actions by him after writing this document) that he was merely ONLY TEMPORARILY handing Paul Wilson Pouliot "the reins" or "Chief" title only UNTIL "the heat left the kitchen". Whereupon Howard Knight, Jr. wanted the alleged "Chieftonship" returned back to him, but then Paul Pouliot got used to the title, and wouldn't give it back, which pissed off Howard F. Knight, Jr., and so in May of 1994 and later in July 1994 Howard F. Knight with the help of Homer St. Francis, Sr., began to create a "smear campaign" against Paul Wilson Pouliot. Or was it all just a collusion between Pouliot and Knight to create yet another Inc. group in Massachusetts, to create the illusion and delusion of a self-created so called Incorporate Abenaki Nation?
As one will see in future documents, this alleged "retirement" of Howard F. Knight Jr. was repeated; again, and again, and again. These "retirement's" are documented factually.
May 02-08, 1993 newspaper article: "Howard Knight-Chief Rushing Waters-formerly of Thetford and now of Newport, Vermont prepares for a ceremony to honor Newbury's Indian Joe Sussuph during Abenaki Cultural Heritage Week which was held May 02 to May 08th, 1993. Photo by Marion Gibson. (Minnie Florence nee: Davidson, Howard's wife is standing and her husband Howard F. Knight Jr. is kneeling.)
November 02, 1994 The Journal Opinion Page 08: "Perspective on candidates, To the Editor: Many Abenaki and other native Americans, as well as many non-native people living within the ancient Cowasuck-Coos territory of Vermont, have been calling and asking me, as one of the leaders in the Abenaki Nation, to speak out in regards to which of the candidates should be considered by them in upcoming election on Nov. 8 (1994). I must make it clear that I cannot, I will not, and I do not speak as the chief spokesman of the Cowasuck Council of the Abenaki Nation; but I can, I will and I do speak as a registered voter and as a citizen of the state of Vermont. I look at the candidates throughout the ancient Cowasuck-Coos territory of Vermont. I look at them from the perspective of the ancient Abenaki attributes and laws of respect, straight-forward dealings based upon honor, personal integrity and their strength of personal intergrity, plus one of the most important attributes known as simple family oriented values. From my perspective, as I see it, based upon personal talks and intereviews in my home and elsewhere with the candidates or their personal representatives, or with those who are clearly informed in regards to the candidates and their positions on the issues, the following list of candidates are those that either I will personally vote for or for whom I would vote if I lived in the areas/districts mentioned, and I recommend them to all the voters, whether they be Abenaki, other Native Americans onr non-natives residing within the respective areas/districts mentioned: U.S. Senate, Matt Mulligan, Ind.; U.S. Representatives, no recommendation, no comment; Governor, Homer St. Francis, Ind., (write-in); Lt. Governor, Barbara Snelling, Rep.; State Senate, Orange County, Stephen Webster, Rep.; Orange/Caledonia, Julius Canns, Rep. and Robert Ide, Rep. (with reservations); State House, Thetford area, Ruth Dwyer, Rep.; Bradford area, no recommendation; Newbury area, Peter Mallary, Dem.; Barnet/St. Johnsbury area, Leigh Larocque, Rep.; Cabot/Peacham area, Caleb Pitkin, Dem. In Orange County, in the sheriff's campaign, it is like in Caledonia and Essex Counties, no recommendation. With the newest disclosures in the news media, since I am a student of the U.S. Constitution, I would have to say that the use of the sheriff's department for delivery of personal letters and threats, without a court order to back it up, is clearly unconstitutional, as well as a violation of civil rights and political intimidation. Our freedoms and our rights are hanging by a thread as it is here in the socialist state of Vermont. Howard F. Knight Jr. Newport, VT P.S. There are only three writs allowed by the U.S. Constitution, and clearly a writ of harassment is unconstitutional, as well as illegal.
Sunday, March 31, 1996 The Providence Sunday Journal, Page B-01 and B-14: Abenaki Tribes celebrate unity~The event in Atteboro brings representatives of more than a dozen different East Coast Indian tribes. By: Christian D. Berg, Journal-Bulletin Staff Writer in Attleboro, Massachusetts. SEE BELOW FOR FULL ARTICLE TRANSCRIPTION.
Also NOTE: "Eagle Warrior of the Sun" left (that is a mis-identification, because THAT IS Howard Franklin Knight Jr. on the left in this photograph), catches up on tribal news with "Big Bear Claw" (Darrell Richard Larocque).
Sunday, March 31, 1996 The Providence Sunday Journal, Page B-01 and B-14: Abenaki Tribes celebrate unity~The event in Atteboro brings representatives of more than a dozen different East Coast Indian tribes. By: Christian D. Berg, Journal-Bulletin Staff Writer in Attleboro, Massachusetts. "More than 100 Native Americans from throughout New England and eastern Canada gathered here yesterday to share their ancient heritages, practice sacred customs and offer prayers of peace. Sponsored by the National Federation of the Republic of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation, Grand Council of Southern New England, the event brought together representatives of Abenaki councils from across their territory. The Abenaki nation is made up of more than a dozen different East Coast tribes stretching from the Maritime Provinces in Canada south to North Carolina. Yesterday, for the first time ever in Southern New England, the Abenakis gathered at Bethany Congregational Church on Newport Avenue before making a short "unity walk" to a field at Hill Roberts School on Roy Avenue, where traditional ceremonies were held. Along the way, many members of the gathering eagerly shared their reasons for being there. "It's like a big family reunion," said Lester Little Fox, 57, of Quebec (Claim(s)(-ed) to be "Montagnais Indian from Quebec, Canada", was "Medicine Man" for Ralph Skinner Swett's, Clan of the Hawk, Inc., over in Evansville, Orleans County, Vermont. See Business Card Below). "To me, it's like coming home again, because we all have to live in the white man's world, but when we come together, we are home. It brings a spirit to my heart and uplifts me." For Rushing Water, 54, of Newport, Vt. (Howard Franklin Knight Jr.) the day was a call for unity and peace among the Abenaki peoples. When Europeans began to settle North America, said
(Page B-14) Rushing Water, the Abenaki nation was divided and the tribes turned against one another. Now, more than 300 years later, they are coming together as one. "We're trying to bring an end to the warfare and the fighting," said Rushing Water, who is the chief of the Grand Council of the Cowasuck Tribe, from Vermont. "We're all one nation, and this is part of the healing process to bring us all together, if we don't come together and unify, we're going to lose it all." And while Rushing Water (Howard Franklin Knight Jr) said that unity among the tribes is essential, it is just the first step in bringing about the ultimate answer to their prayers, which is peace among all peoples. "We've got to go beyond all that," he said. "We've got to reach out to all races -yellow, black, white and red-because we've got our children and that is our future." Eagle Warrior of the Sun, a 53-year-old member of the Lakota tribe from Derby, Vt., offered his own spin on the peace issue. "I hope and pray that peace will come between the tribes and all people, but we can only find peace without our hearts. It begins at home," Eagle Warrior said. Upon arriving at the field at Hill Roberts School, several tribesman lit a fire in the center of the sacred circle, after which Chief Walter Watso, leader of the Abenaki nation, opened the ceremonies by offering a wampum peace belt to Raymond "Looking Glass" Lussier of Attleboro, Massachusetts, chief of the Grand Council of Southern New England. Everyone was invited to be blessed with smoke from the fire and enter the sacred circle, where Wildcat, a 69-year-old Micmuc from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia offered a prayer and advice to his kinsmen before a celebration of native dancing. Wildcat admonished his fellow Indians that religion is not just for sacred ceremonies, but for every day of their lives. "Being an Indian is a spiritual ways to conduct our worship. Once you can respect a tree and the ground you walk on like another human being, then we will begin to be human beings" to one another.
Free Attunements/Donations accepted
Business Card regarding Debby Moon Shadow/Shine and Lester Little Fox/Montagnais
Medicine Man/ Plus
1090 Center Rd.
Irasburg, Vermont, 05845
physical address, Albany, VT.
clinics on request