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Friday, June 10, 2011

St. Francis/Sokoki Missisquoi Abenaki Application For Vermont State Recognition PAGES 131 to 137, ETC:

Page [131.]
HAUDENOSAUNEE
MOHAWK-ONEIDA-ONONDAGA-CAYUGA-SENECA-TUSCARORA
Mohawk Nation Kahnaw√°:ke  Branch Kanien'kehaka A'onakerahsera
via Box 645 Kahnawake, PQ Canada J0L 1B0
CONFIDENTIAL
November 30, 1988.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

This is to certify that the concerns of the Abenakis were raised before the people of the Longhouse at Kahnewake on November 20th and again on November 29th. It was passed that the people of the Longhouse of Kahnewake support the position of the Abenakis in regaining their traditional territory in what is now known as Vermont, and in their right to self-determination.

Nia:wen,
Frank Natawe
Frank Natawe, Secretary
Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy
Kahnawake Branch of the Mohawk
Nation

/JMcC
CONFIDENTIAL
Page [132.]
Wampanoag Confederation

Gary Hume, NH State Archaeologist
New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
19 Pillsbury St. Box 2043
Concord, NH 03302-2043
January 12, 2000
Dear Mr. Hume,

The Wampanoag Confederation has consulted with representatives of the Abenaki Nation who are responsible for the solemn duties of repatriation of the ancestral human remains. The Wampanoag Confederation supports the repatriation of the ancestral remains presently held in the New Hampshire State archaeological collections to the Abenaki Nation. The Wampanoag Confederation has been provided with draft inventories of these remains and agrees the cultural affiliation is properly placed with the non-federally recognized Abenaki Nation and that under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act they should be repatriated to the Abenaki Nation. You'll find a list of the ancestral human remains we agree are Abenaki people awaiting re-internment said to be in your custody on the attached page.

In Consensus,
Edith Andrews
Aquinah Wampanoag
John Peters
Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council, Inc.
Kenneth Perry Alvers 
Assonet Band Wampanoag Nation
NOTE: Read 3. Consulting the Bone Keepers NAGPRA Consultations and Archaeological Monitoring in the Wampanoag Territory by Ramona L. Peters. Pay close attention to the content on Pages 33, especially 34 and 35 of this particular informative book entitled "Cross-cultural collaboration: Native peoples and archaeology in the northeastern United States" Edited by Jordan E. Kerber. University of Nebraska Press 2006.

Page [133.]
Wampanoag Confederation

The Wampanoag Confederation supports the repatriation of the following ancestral remains to the Abenaki Nation held in the custody of the State of New Hampshire:

Assession/catalog # [Line 1]
Place of Acquisition [Line 2]
MNI [None]
Description [ Line 3]

NH 28-3
Hunter Site, Claremont, NH
1 burial
Fort No. 4
Charlestown, NH
1 burial

Concord Police Case 1439
Concord, NH
1 burial

NHTI Burial
Concord, NH
1 burial
Beaver Meadow Brook Cremation
Sewall's Falls, Concord, NH
1 burial
NH 38-4
Smythe Site, Manchester, NH
2 burials
Berry Collection #4256
Amoskeag, Manchester, NH
1 burial

Berry Collection #3745
Amoskeag, Manchester, NH
1 burial

Berry Collection #3566
Amoskeag, Manchester, NH
1 burial

NH 47-21
Rocks Road Site, Seabrook, NH
4 burials

NH 47-22
Seabrook Tidal Marsh Site, Seabrook, NH
3 burials
Page [134.]
Wampanoag Confederation

The Wampanoag Confederation supports the repatriation of the following ancestral remains to the Abenaki Nation held in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology:

Accession # / catalog # [Line 1]
Place of acquisition [Line 2]
MNI [Line 3]
Description [Line 4]

76-53-10/o-11042-0
Fort Dummer, VT
1
Cranial fragments of one adult male

77-22-10/o-122292-2
Highgate, VT
1
Two vertebrae of a child

97-1-10/o-47946-0
2 miles from Hinsdale, NH
1
Partially complete cranium of one adult female

01-35-10/o-60819-0
Fresh Pond Brookline, NH
4
three adult individuals, two female, one male, one infant:

01-35-10/o-60820-0
Fresh Pond Brookline, NH
1
Mostly complete remains of an adult male

01-35-10/o-60821-0
Fresh Pond Brookline, NH
2
Two adult individuals, one male, that are partially

01-35-10/o-60822-0
Fresh Pond Brookline, NH
1
One adult male individual represented mainly by partial and

01-35-10/o-60822-1
Fresh Pond Brookline, NH
1
Fragmentary remains of a child of unknown sex.

01-35-10/o-60823-0
Fresh Pond Brookline, NH
1
One sub adult partially complete individual of unknown sex.

01-35-10/o-60824-0
Fresh Pond Brookline, NH
1
partially complete skeletal remains of one male individual.

01-35-10/o-60825-0
Fresh Pond Brookline, NH
1
One sub adult individual of unknown sex. Partially

01-35-10/o-60826-0
Fresh Pond Brookline, NH
1
Fragmentary remains of one male individual.

01-35-10/o-60827-0
Fresh Pond Brookline, NH
4
Partially complete skeletal remains of four individuals - one

01-35-10/o-60863-0
Fresh Pond Brookline, NH
1
Partially compete skeletal remains of one child of

01-35-10/o-60863-1
Fresh Pond Brookline, NH
1
Fragmentary cranial and partial appendicular skeletal

19-2-10/o-57480-0
Manchester, NH
1
Partial skeletal remains of one adult male

34-110-10/N-1255-0
Effingham, NH
1
fragmentary remains of one adult male

34-110-10/N-1256-0
Effingham, NH
1
Partially complete remains of a young adult female
34-110-10/N-1257-0
Effingham, NH
1
Partially complete remains of an adult female

34-110-10/N-1258-0
Effingham, NH
1
Fragmentary and partially complete remains of one child.

34-110-10/N-1258-1
Effingham, NH
1
fragmentary remains of one infant, unknown sex.

34-110-10/N-1258-2
Effingham, NH
1
fragmentary remains of one adult, unknown sex.

59-27-10/N-8688-0
Merrimack River, NH
1
Human remains of an adult female
Accession/  no. [Line 1]
Cat. # [Line 2]
Place of acquisition [Line 3]
MNI [Line 4]
Cultural affiliation [Line 5]

34-110
N-1255-0
Effingham, NH
1
culturally unidentifiable (Abenaki Tribe)

34-110
N-1256-0
Efingham, NH
1
culturally unidentifiable (Abenaki Tribe)

34-110
N-1257-0
Effingham, NH
1
culturally unidentifiable (Abenaki Tribe)

34-110
N-1258-0
Effingham, NH
1
culturally unidentifiable (Abenaki Tribe)

34-110
N-1258-1
Effingham, NH
1
culturally unidentifiable (Abenaki Tribe)

34-110
N-1258-2
Effingham, NH
1
culturally unidentifiable (Abenaki Tribe)
Page [135.]
Faxed Document
09/20/1999 12:05
8026498870
Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions
[John Moody and Donna nee: Roberts - Moody]
Page 04
THE MOHEGAN TRIBE
MUNDO WIGO
January 13, 1999
David Schafer
Peabody Museum
Harvard University
11 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Dear Mr. Schafer:
Thank you for your letter dated 12/15/99 regarding the Abenaki Burials at Effingham. We are happy to support repatriation to the Abenaki Nation under the legendary leadership of Chief Homer St. Francis. Donna Roberts has been our contact with the Tribe on repatriation for some time. Her work in the field has been outstanding.
We support Abenaki's repatriation not only of the Effingham remains, but of all ancient human remains from their territory plus associated funerary objects, unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony in the Peabody collection. The Mohegan Nation is committed to the return of such items, residing in all museums, to the First Nations of America within their respective regions. Those regions and the heritage of those items must be determined only by the Indian Tribes themselves. Any other action would be inherently racist, inappropriate and illegal. We look forward to Peabody's supportive leadership in this matter.
Weegwasun (May you live happily),
Melissa Fawcet
Melissa Dawcett, Director
Department of Cultural Resources
cc: Donna Roberts, Abenaki Nation
Tim Mckeown, National Parks Service
Bill Day, United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) Cultural Committee
Carleton Eichelberg, USET Mohegan Cultural Delegate
THE MOHEGAN TRIBE
67 Sandy Desert Road
P.O. Box 488
Uncasville, CT 06382
Telephone (860) 204-6100
Fax (860) 204-6115
<<<>>>
NOTE: Page 05 of Faxed Document to John Moody and Donna (nee: Roberts) Incorporation ......See Page 128
Page [136.]
Grand Council of the Crees (of Quebec)
Grand Conseil des Cris (du Quebec)
CREE REGIONAL AUTHORITY
ADMINISTRATION REGIONALE CRIE
2 Lakeshore Road
Namaska, James Bay (Quebec) J0Y 3B0
Tel: (819) 873-2600 Fax: (819) 673-2606
CONFIDENTIAL
July 24, 1991
Grand Chief Homer St. Francis
Sovereign Abenaki Nation
P.O. Box 276
SWANTON, Vermont
U.S.A.    05488

Dear Grand Chief St. Francis:
I send you greetings from the Cree people of James Bay Quebec. I am writing this letter to you as an expression of our deepest thanks for the help that you have lent to our cause to save our homeland during the past years. We continue to fight for our rights, and for our way of life and to protect the land which the Creator gave to us so that we may live.
I also write to you to express our support for your efforts to accomplish a full recognition of Abenaki rights in the northeaster United States. Your people are the first inhabitants of a vast and beautiful land. In the names of the Grand Council of the Crees (of Quebec) and in the name of all the Cree people, I lend you our support in your efforts to seek justice and recognition.
Finally, I hold out an open invitation to yourself and to members of the Abenaki Nation to come and visit our communities. Together we may better promote the protection of our lands and environment and accomplish the recognition of our status as the First Peoples.
Sincerely yours,
Matthew Coon Come
MATTHEW COON COME
 Grand Chief
MCC/en
CONFIDENTIONAL

NOTE: "Chief" Homer Walter St. Francis, Sr. was (seemingly) addressing himself as "Grand Chief" of the Abenaki Nation BEFORE August 1994? Hmmm, must be he just wanted to make it allegedly "official" in mid-August of 1994 to IMPLY that he had political authority and control "of his people"/ incorporation members. Then again, MAYBE "Grand Chief" Matthew Coon Come merely assumed that the late Homer W. St. Francis Sr. was already a "Grand Chief" of the ALLEGED and REINVENTED "Abenaki" "Nation" of Vermont?
Page [137.]
In conclusion, we believe the information offered in this application fully meets the requirements as set forth in Vermont Statute S.222. We must reiterate that ALL documentation offered in the application is intended for the perusal of the Vermont Legislature, the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs, and the three selected scholars. No part of our application may be copied, scanned, or otherwise reproduced or disseminated without the express written permission of the Missisquoi Tribal Council. Finally, in the year 2011 we offer that 35 years have passed since Governor Thomas Salmon first issued Missisquoi State Recognition on Thanksgiving Day, 1976. As demonstrated throughout this application, we have pursued all routes to the coveted recognition: Executive, Judicial, and now Legislative. Missisquoi's resiliency is well-documented. The commitment to our children implores us to never waiver; as such, we believe it is a moral imperative that conveys the State of Vermont to finally offer State Recognition to its original inhabitants. This is what the Elders expect. It is what the ancient ones deserve.
MY RESPONSE:

"No part of our application may be copied, scanned, or otherwise reproduced or disseminated without the express written permission of the Missisquoi Tribal Council." QUOTE.

Why does April (St. Francis) Merrrill and her Professor Frederick Matthew Wiseman, etc desire to "hide in plain sight" every part of their Application for State of Vermont Recognition? Could it be, because the Application is so riddled with distortion(s) and manipulation(s) by them, that they themselves know it, and simply do not want or desire the Vermont Public to know it as well?

By the way, this Application Review (which has been redacted BEFORE I received it) was obtained through the Department for Historic Preservation ... and every page of it, is a matter of PUBLIC RECORD.

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