COWASUCK OF NORTH AMERICA
Sovereign Republic of the Abenaki Nation International
Associate Chief of the Grand Council
R.R. #2 Box 120
Orleans, Vt. 05860
Mr. Ralph Swett & Family
R.R. #2 Box 1466
Orleans, Vermont 05860
WHEREAS, That as of Dec. 22, 1194  your cards are no longer valid; and that you have never signed any membership papers; when we made you and your family honorary members of the Cowasuck of North America of the Sovereign Republic of the Abenaki Nation International. Your ex-wife and children might have Indian in them; but you do not have any Indian in your line! and that you, Mr. Swett, were never made chief of anything at all by our Grand Council at the time of the 1993 [sic].... August 20-22 Pow-Wow; but you promised to sign papers, (but not as a chief for membership), and
WHEREAS, That Mr. Ralph Swett, owner of the Evensville [sic] Trading Post in Evansville, Vremont [sic] and other associated with him in the So-called Evansville Council of the Cowasuck Abenaki has come toghther [sic] to form an unauthorized council that was not, and it is not, approved by the Grand Chief, Homer W. St. Francis, nor by the Abenaki Nation International, (see attached paper) that was hand delivered to Mr. Swett by Amb. [Ambassador] Darrell Larocque and Chief Spokesman for the Cowasuck of North America Inc. Howard F. Knight Jr. (#3) paper, and
WHEREAS, Ralph Swett and his associates in this venture have illegally and with malicious intent, are trying to use the Cowasuck of North America Council of the Abenaki Nation name's which can only be uesed [sic] by this Council, with in the Ancient Cowasuck Territory, per the order of the Grand Chief, who has recognized this council, and only this Cowasuck Council, as the authorized Cowasuck Council; (see paper attached #2), and
WHEREAS, The Cowasuck of North America is a Vermont Corporation, Incorporated under the Laws of the State of Vermont and is a Non-Profit Corporation, recognized by the IRS under 501-C3 and which is wholly recognized entity of the Sovereign Republic of the Abenaki Nation International.
BE IT RESOLVED, We will take the necessary action, to protect our Council, and Incorporation as whole, and as separate entitites together in Unity in the Soveriegn Republic of the Abenaki Nation International.
Dated this 20th Day of January, 1995 in Coventry, Abenaki Territory, Vt.
Howard F. Knight, Jr. (AKA Rushing Water)
Howard F. Knight, Jr. (aka Rushing Water)
Chief - Grand Council Cowasuck of North America
Official: Chuck Labor (AKA Light Feather)
Chuck Labor (aka Light Feather)
Tribal Judge - Grand Council
Cowasuck of North America
Cindy J. Shover (AKA Loon Caller)
Cindy J. Shover (aka Loon Caller)
Spokesman - Grand Council
Cowasuck North America
cc: Grand Chief, Homer W. St. Francis Sr.
Spirit Bear [Emerson Bidwell Garfield]
Amb. Darrell R. Larocque
LINK: http://reinventedvermontabenaki.blogspot.com/2010/09/january-18-1995-darrell-larocque.html The three "LINKS" above show and provide the "Gestapo" type of tactics against anyone "outside" their so-called "Abenaki" "Tribes" a.k.a. "Culture Vulture Clubs" in my opinion.
Now if people reading this blog, actually "followed" along using the LINKS provided, people would understand and attempt to figure out that Luke Andrew Willard (right along with Donald Warren Stevens Jr.) claim that their INCORPORATION is an authentic Vermont Abenaki Tribe. FAR FROM IT. Also, (and I would sincerely like EVERY VERMONT POLITICIAN to PAY ATTENTION to the following) I just recently received an email DIRECTLY from Ralph Skinner Swett's relative, whose done a wee bit of genealogical research on the family, and ran across this blog's content and commentary. He states that Ralph is no more Native American, let alone an Abenaki ... any more than he is! There is NO NATIVE AMERICAN ANCESTRY in Ralph Swett according to this relative of Ralph Swett's.... AT ALL. So what does this say about the following image?
If Ralph Skinner Swett of Orleans County, Vermont (a.k.a. "Chief Rushing Water" and also a.k.a. "Chief Lone Cloud") IS NOT AN ABENAKI or even has Native American Ancestry, then what was he doing in late July or early August of 1998 making Senator Vincent Illuzzi an HONORARY CHIEF, assuming the name "Fighting Wolf" at the Evansville, Orleans County, Vermont Pow-Wow?
Oh, that's right. Ralph Swett LOVES to PLAY INDIAN right along with Howard Franklin Knight Jr., Homer Walter St. Francis Sr. and Paul Wilson Pouliot! One FAKE FRAUDULENT WANNABE ABENAKI CHIEF making another FRAUDULENT WANNABE ABENAKI CHIEF in Vermont (or MA, or NH etc). One "Honorary" Abenaki "Chief" creating another "Honorary" Abenaki "Chief".
One can see the Corporate "Abenaki" Organization's these people like Luke Andrew Willard comes from. Give me a break people. These "Chiefs" and this corrupted biased VCNAA Commission (and with their alleged "outside" scholars supporting them) are composed of illegitmate fradulent people who claim to be Abenaki Tribes, and or from "Abenaki Communities" within Vermont.
These groups (Corporate organizations) are merely incorporations, as I have said all along, that factually and documentarily border on being New Age, Culture Vulture Club, Shaman-istic, Rainbow'er "Everybody Is An Indian At Heart" type of dynamic....w. their "Medicine Wheels", etc.
Philip Thibault, 85, of Swanton, Vermont who has been coming to the annual powwow in Evansville, Vermont for 17 years, does an impromptu Native dance. See story on page A5.