Date: 1/4/2008 3:14:27 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Hey Redfeather and Howard [Howard Franklin Knight, Jr.],
It has been raining here all day but the pasture and the paddock is sheer ice. I have used the wet muck all week covering icy spots to get my two best friends out to play but today FORGET IT! It is pouring the whole area is ice. Iwould rather have them give me dirty looks than to take a chance of having them hurt!
I had a wonderful quarter horse that I barrel raced with when I was younger. That was back in my young days when I did crazy things. Actually I bought her off a meat truth! LOL. I saw a truck loaded with horses for slaughter. I had a fit! I made the guy open the back of his truth and she was quished in the front. I saw the great big ole quarter horse butt and I say you get her off the truck now! I knew nothing about her. I said you I will give you more than the meat factory and I gave him all the money I had in my pocket which was $500.00. I named her Micky after the Mick fights I had been tasting all day! LOL... like I said I was young and foolish. Anyways she was the best barrel racer ever. We took many an award!
I haven't had a horse for many years and it left a huge hole in my heart. Two years ago Howard and I were living at Kanatsiohareke and I was managing a barn. We had 8 horses, 20 cows and a bunch of chickens there and a HUGE BULL. The bull turned mean and when the guy from the ranch down the road came to get the bull he was telling us about a quarter horse he rescued but the horse was really sick and the vet said he didn't think the horse would make it. Howard [Lyons] and I went to mee this big horse. He was pathetic. 16 3 hands all skin and bones, hair falling out and he was a mess. The Vet had tried everything. Art told me he was from OK [Oklahoma] and then Texas and his move to NY [Fonda, New York] was hard on him. Art said this old horse had been sold 13 times in 15 years and he was a roper, reiner and barrel racer from big money. I picked his head up and looked him in the eye and I sald "Lahoungie and we will grow old, fat and happy together!" I started visiting him as often as I could and Low and Behold he Got Better!
Art sold him to me for the remainder of the Vet bill [which Tom Porter paid with HIS money with the understanding that horse would be used/worked on the farm]. The day I brought him home [to Kanatsiohareke located in Fonda, N.Y., where Howard Lyons and she were staying in Febuary 2004 onward] Art gave me his papers. His registered name is Lucksgay Reber Boy. He comes from Bold Ruler and he looks just like Bold Ruler too!!!!
Check out Lahoungies Grandpa at http://www.markimfarms.com/bold_ruler.htm
redfather1856 email@example.com wrote:
Down here in Tunxisland we have about 52 degrees and lots of rain. Our snow cover disappeared between yesterday and today and the grass is pretty green underneath!! It's supposed to be change tonight to snow and give us a couple of inches. Back and forth...
The Big Chill will be back soon as usual and we'll have the ice too!!
mkwi gen migwen (redfeather)
---In Olidahozi@yahoogroups.com, "Chief Howard F. Knight ,Jr" wobanaki@k... wrote:
Kwai Kwai Ms. Lyons,
You have ice down there today? Up here in Newport, it is raining steady and it seems to be warmer then you would think for this type weather. They say that this evening we will begin to have freezing rain, sleet and finally turning to snow.
I can bet the horses do not like to be penned in at all. I was raised over in Thetford on a farm and we not only had our Milking herd of cows but we always had 4-60 horses and in the summer we...
I have received your message. Nancy whatever her name is, was married to a distant cousin of mine named Howard Lyons. She did come to our community called Kanatsiohareke for some months became she was the wife of Howard Lyons. I don't know who Nancy is or was, as she told us she is Abenaki.
Anyway, my family didn't get along with her and asked her to leave. She did and that is all I know about her. I really don't want to be negative about Nancy as my native beliefs discourage that.
Tom Porter Letter - Continued....
We [concerning Nancy Lee Millette - Lyons - Doucet] just didn't get along. I hope this is helpful. I haven't seen or heard from my cousin Howard [Howard Lyons] in a long while.
NANCY MILLETTE-DOUCET DIDN'T THINK "LAHOUNGIE" OUGHT TO WORK ON THE FARM! SHE ALSO DIDN'T THINK SHE OUGHT TO WORK EITHER, IN THE BARN. THAT WAS WHAT SOME WOULD SAY, THE "STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL'S BACK" IN ALL OF WHAT HAPPENED THERE, CONCERNING NANCY LYONS. I COULD TELL MORE BUT I WON'T. LET'S JUST SAY IN CONCLUSION, THAT THEY'D HAD ENOUGH OF THAT "WANT-TO-BE ABENAKI", ONCE AND FOR ALL.
I BETCH'A DOLLARS TO DONUTS, THOSE STRONG ELDER MOHAWK WOMEN WERE NONE TOO PLEASED TO FINALLY "ASK" NANCY TO LEAVE KANATSIOHAREKE ... TELLING HER HUSBAND, TO TAKE THE HORSE "LAHOUNGIE" WITH THEM, RIGHT ALONG WITH HER!!
BETCHA CAN NOT GUESS, WHO ACTUALLY PAID FOR THAT REMAINING VETERINARIAN BILL, FOR THAT SICK HORSE? TOM PORTER DID, THAT'S WHO. NANCY "THREW A FIT" THAT THE HORSE WOULD HAVE TO "WORK" AND THAT'S WHY HOWARD AND NANCY LEFT KANATSIOHAREKE, AND HAD TO COME BACK IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, WHERE THEY LIVED WITH HER 'LATE' FATHER MALCOLM MILLETTE IN CHELSEA, NEW HAMPSHIRE IN SEPTEMBER 2004. THEY EVENTUALLY RENTED A PLACE IN RANDOLPH, VERMONT. LATER STILL, IN OCTOBER 2006, AN ALTERCATION HAPPENED BETWEEN HOWARD AND NANCY, AND SHE WAS CHARGED. IT WAS DISMISSED EVENTUALLY AND IN FEBRUARY 2007 HOWARD AND NANCY LYONS DIVORCED. LATER SHE MARRIED TO MARK E. DOUCET OF BATH, GRAFTON COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE.
Date: 5/9/2006 8:40:51 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
My two cents!
May 6, 2006
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: May 6, 2006
There seems to be a newly formed group of poeople in Northeast Vermont who called themselves a Band of Vermont Native American Indians. They recently filed for a State or Federal Corporation to operate as a nonprofit group in order to solicit funds and gather support from key influential political people to gain stature and credibility. There is evidence that shows that none of these members of this group are actually of Native American descent within the State of Vermont. There is also evidence that shows that some of these members have criminal records and have been thrown out of other states for carrying on fraudulent identities in order to take advantage of financial benefits in the form of grants and private donations to serve their cause. The general Vermont population of Non Native people who are not familiar with the names of legitimate historical Bands of Vermont Indians will be taken as easy pray [prey] and lured in by these people of false Native American identity who are out to build their own empires. The members of this new Nulhegan Band are also encouraging other members to abandon their original bands to join theirs which is causing disruption between once peaceful people.
The down side of this is that legitimate historical Vermont Indian Bands who have been working hard for many years to preserve and support their culture will be subject to the negative fallout of such criminal corruption and deciet from these false groups. The Abenaki people of Vermont have some house cleaning and organizing to do in order to protect and preserve their long-standing historical cultural integrity. The original historical Abenaki of Vermont are exposing these facts to the general public in order to warn and caution innocent people from supporting and getting involved with people who are using the Native American identity or status to take advantage and abuse the grant funding system and to solicit support and private financial donations.
The legitimate historical bands of Vermont Abenaki who have a long standing account of their ancestral roots dating back thousands of years are the Missisquoi in Swanton, Cowasuck from the Green Mountains of Vermont across the White Mountains of New Hampshire and southern Quebec, Canada. The Nulhegan Band is trying to solicit funding and support from innocent town governments and chambers of commerce while they know little or none of the deceitfulness of this newly formed band whose members are not of Native American decent.
These people are clearly working the system for all it's got just like the people who cheat the welfare system for a free ride. These criminal minded people will stop at
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 America Online: Besanigw [Rhonda Lou nee: Besaw - True]
nothing to manipulate kind hearted unsuspecting people to support their newly formed corporate business interprise.
Written by: Howard Lyons
Jeanne Lincoln-Kent firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Kwai Raymond Lussier
I am really happy you are saying this. I absolutely agree that there will be a lot of work ahead and that the government will see to it that people prove who they are before giving out any support of money.
Jeanne Antoinette (nee: Lalime) Lincoln - Kent
On May 9, 2006, at 6:44 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I am not trying to start some ridiculous long turn thread but in reality I am trying to give you an idea of what we as Abenaki are up against ...
Date: 5/10/2006 5:40:03 Pacific Standard Time
To: Nulhegan Band Trustees
Attn: Luke Willard
From: Tahakierente-Howard Lyons
Mohawk Wolf Clan-Haudenosaunee
Date: May 10, 2006
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
After having a brief conversation with Luke Willard, he kindly requested that I submit an apology to the entire Nulhegan Band for my lettre which contained information and language discrediting the Nulhegan Band and their recent activities. Therefore I am taking responsiblity for posting this information and apologize to the Nulhegan Band for making my thoughts, comments and opinions about their activities public via the internet.
My letter is partly a result of anger and resentment and not jealousy or ego, I am simply reacting to the continuous disrespect that comes from Dawn Mace and Nancy Cote-Rolls targeting my wife Nancy [nee: Millette] Lyons [now Doucet]. Therefore, I am also asking that there be responsibility and accountability for their actions as well so that this is not one sided. Dawn Macie have equal share in spreading angry words and thoughts to people in emails towards my Wife via the internet. Nancy and I extended our home and hospitality to Dawn and Nancy Cote where they bad mouthed my Wife, so in essence, they drew first blood and it's been continuing since then. I sincerely hope that The Nulhegan Band will address this issue because one person actions is reflection of an entire Band.
I also want to make sure that my letter is a reflection of my own thoughts, comments and opinions without any involvement or coaching of my wife, Nancy Lyons.
Thank you Luke for opening conversation on this matter and I hope for resolution and better behavior from Dawn Macie and Nancy Cote-Rolls. As for the people I was speaking about in my first letter I assumed they were Nulhegan and I apologize for that mistake.
Tahakierente - Howard Lyons
Mohawk, Wolf Clan - Haudenosaunee
Our Fellow Abenaki:
We are very sorry that we are one week into recognition to see ego, jealousy, and corruption have once again been made public. Statements questioning the heritage of Nulhegan Band members, statements questioning the development of the AHA Cultural Center in Newport, and statements questioning the legal backgrounds of Band members.
Fortunately, Nulhegan Band staff doesn't have the time to spend defaming and slandering our own Abenaki brothers and sisters. I would be very careful in denouncing the heritage of Nulhegan Band members. Membership is currently hovering....
Date: 6/9/2006 6:59:32 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
This is all very strange to me. These Abenaki tribes and Bands and Chiefs and stuff.
Being Mohawk I have never witnessed the act of signing incorporation papers (501C3) or anything else in order to become a Tribe or Band? What is this all about? Oh My God!
I honestly thought that you were already a member of a Tribal Community or Nation because of the blood that runs through your veins and your historical ties to your ancestors territory/land and language. I really did not know that you have to incorporate with the State of Vermont to be recognized. I am Mohawk because of my Bloodline and I am Wolf Clan because of my Bloodline. So in fact I had no choice in the matter.
In essense you are turning your rights to act freely over to the State.
Once incorporated yo uare now property of the State and State Laws, not tribal laws.
Now what happens when you un-incorporate? Are you no longer a Tribe?
And what's all this about a Chief leaving their Nation to start another?
In my Nation once you are Chief of one Nation you are that for Life.
You cannot create your own title for what ever reasons. It's just not right in our nation. Holy crap!
A Chief works on behalf of The Creator for the People, and the people support the Chief in every way.
Where are the spiritual laws around here anyway?
Where is the language to support those ceremonies and laws?
I think it's time someone did something a little more serious about reinstating something that's for real.
I'm not sure what, but something.
With the Haudenosaunee, once you are Mohawk you stay Mohawk.
You cannot because Seneca or Oneida just because you don't get along with people within your Nation. Clan meetings are held to work things out. Council meetings are held to discuss matters at great depth and at great length until a decision has been made.
Historically, The Haudenosaunee have always been called the Grandfathers for a reason. Other Nations have held us in high regards because of the strength of our civilization. I'm not bragging, or boasting, but something can be learned here if someone just shut up and listens to the Clanmothers instruct us to do!! I'm not sure who, but someone, anyone.
Humanbeings are the only creatures on the Earth that tries to be something they're not. A Tree doesn't try to be a Cat, and a lizard does not try to be a Crow. All other beings on this earth accept what they are, and they follow the instructions the Creator put inside of them, and that's that. It's called Natural Law.
Saturday, June 10, 2006 America Online: Besanigw [Rhonda Lou nee: Besaw - True]
I have been indian all my life and never wanted to be Irish, or Greek or anything else. But when it comes to indians, I see different people wanting what we have and wanting to be something they are not, "Indian"
This is some crazy GOINGS ON.
And believe it or not, other Indian Nations are watching and hearing what's going on here in VT and they think it's very strange too. They understand why things are the way they are. They say it can be fixed but it will take a lot of work and time.
Windhorsewoman firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Kwai Chief Kimberly Merriam ... with no disrespected intended ... who are you?????
Windhorse Woman [Pam Brosteau of Dandridge, Tennessee who was a "genealogist" for Nancy Millette-Doucet and Brian Chenevert in 2006]
From: Chief Kimberly Merriam
To: Abenaki_news_issues@yahoo.com ; Abenakicountry@yahoo.com ; Billie Largy ; email@example.com ; ChiefChenevert@CowasuckAbenaki.org ; ChiefLyons@CowasuckAbenaki.Org ; Dan Osgood Sr ; Dawn Macie ; Firstnations@yahoo.com ; Fred Wiseman ; grandfather soaringeagle ; Howard Knight Jr ; Jeff Benay ; Karen Mica ; Lou Annance ; Melody Walker ; Mike Price ; Nancy Cote-Rolls ; Nolka ; Olidahozi@yahoogroups.com ; Paul P.'s Group ; Ralph Swett ; Ray Lussier ; roger longtoe ; Sue O'Neill ; Thomas greywolf ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 12:25 PM
Subject: [Olidahozi] Things things taken too far
Kwai Kwai To All,
Some took the original version of our website www.freewebs.com/vermontabenaki personally, so in order to stop all the flaming I have amended it to clarify things... My only intention was to help a family member, and to protect the future of the rest of my family and the generations to come.... So like I have stated before, let us work for the greater good of our people and stop all this backbiteing and flaming...
Anything I have had to say was said directly to the person I had issue with, not making fun or flaming them through web based native sites. Akwanna & Adio
Chief Kimberly Merriam
Anyone with Abenaki lineage looking to join and those who belonged to a Band formerly overseen by Howard Knight and Emerson Garfield, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Anyone with Abenaki lineage with questions and those who
STUDYING THESE EMAILS (MANY OF WHICH I HAVE NOT PLACED ON THIS BLOG .... YET) IT WOULD APPEAR THAT NANCY MILLETTE-LYONS VERY LIKELY USED HER HUSBAND, HOWARD LYONS EMAIL ACCOUNT, TO COMMUNICATE, AS IF IT WERE HOWARD LYONS DOING THE 'TALKING'???? OBVIOUSLY, HOWARD LYONS WAS BEING 'COACHED' 'MANIPULATED' BY HIS WIFE NANCY AT TIMES, OVER VARIOUS SITUATIONS. IT WOULD ALSO SEEM THAT HE DID SEND OUT EMAILS THAT WOULD APPEAR TO INDICATE THAT HE WAS AWARE OF THE "SNAKE'S IN THE GRASS" .... AGAINST LEGITIMATE NATIVE PEOPLE'S, THAT ARE HERE IN VERMONT, AND TRIED TO 'SOUND THE ALARM' IN HIS EMAIL COMMUNICATION(S). HOWARD LYONS WAS APPOINTED TO THE COMMISSION IN MAY OF 2006 BUT LEFT THAT APPOINTED POSITION AFTER NANCY LYONS, HIS WIFE, HAD AN 'ALTERCATION' IN THE GARAGE OF THE HOME. [AS MY MOTHER SAID IT, LOVE IS TRULY BLIND SOMETIMES...]
HERE IS AN ARTICLE FROM: http://cowhampshire.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2006/9/9/2294870.html
One such band is the Koasek (Cowasuck) Traditional Abenaki Nation, INCORPORATE, based in Newbury, Vermont. As of May 3, 2006 they were recognized by the State of Vermont as a minority. Two members of this band were appointed to the VT Commission of Native American Affairs by VT Governor Jim Douglas--namely Mark Mitchell (chairman), and Howard Lyons.
I received an email from Nancy Lyons, who is "Lifetime Chief" (along with Brian Chenevert). "Chief" Nancy Lyons was raised in New Hampshire and attended Woodsville Elementary, North Haverhill Elementary, Haverhill Academy and Woodsville High School. Her great-grandmother [Flora Eunice Ingerson - Hunt] was supposedly born in Jefferson, New Hampshire, and her roots go back 8000 (yes, that is eight THOUSAND) years. More B.S.
She has been instrumental in bringing visibility to her kindred native family through cultural events that are open to the public. She founded the Sagakwa which actually means "to rejoice in sexual excitement" Native American Cultural Weekend (to honor her grandmother) in Littleton New Hampshire over ten years ago.
Now a new event called NAWIHLA is slated for 2007. It will honor all the thousands of Abenaki and other Nations and will fulfill the prophecy that "we will one day be returning home." Nawihla is an Abenaki word meaning "I am returning home". NO, in Abenaki the word "nawhila" means to FLY 'home' ... as in migratory geese flying home! Human Beings ... aln8bak do not fly home ... for example, P'mohila ... the WINGED one ... as in ... the word nawhila is applied to birds! NOT humanbeings
After an absence of three hundred years, the Abenaki are returning to the town of Haverhill, New Hampshire. On June 1, 2 and 3, 2007 the Koasek (Cowasuck) Abenaki Nation and many other Nations will celebrate NAWIHLA Native American Cultural Week and Pow Wow. It will be held throughout the Haverhill-Newbury New Hampshire area for a week long celebration and will end the first weekend on June with a three day Pow Wow on the Community Field in Woodsville.
To learn more about this event, or the FRAUDULENT & WANT-TO-BE Koasek, you may call "Chief" Nancy Lyons at 802-234-4095, or send an email to Raymond "Big Bear" LeMay, their Public Affairs Officer at Info@Cowasuckabenaki.org
BTW, "CHIEF" NANCY MILLETTE - LYONS - DOUCET, CREATED YET ANOTHER INCORPORATION CALLED THE WHITE PINES ASSOCIATION, INC. ON JULY 27, 2006 ... WHICH IS INCORPORATED IN BOTH VT AND NH. SHE NO LONGER IS ASSOCIATED WITH HOWARD F. KNIGHT, JR'S CREATED ALLEGED KOASEK "CHIEF" BRIAN CHENEVERT NOR WITH PAUL BUNNELL.
I was Nancy Millette's step-mother for many years. Nancy [Doucet] will take over Satan's spot in time. I am caring for her 84 year old father [Malcolm Dewey Millette] who has undergone Chemo and is Day-at-a-Time with liver cancer spreading. The VA hospital in White River Jct. Vt has issued a no visit or contact on her @ his request & their suggestion. She fills his tired mind with evil lies. He and I have been divorced for over 15 years ..but... came back to ask me to care for him during his last year.