Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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mandated 3 Native American representatives
  • Michael Lynch, West Tennessee (2008-12)
         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Pat Cummins, Middle Tennessee (2004-08)
         descendant, Cherokee
  • Mark Cantrell, Middle Tennessee (2010-14)
         unknown tribal affiliation
  •   TN Historical Commission
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  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358
    731-723-9994

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    Oklahoma Cherokee family devastating fire

    If anyone has anything to donate to this family--I will make sure it gets to the right place.

    I have a friend that lives in Oklahoma that just recently lost her house to a fire. She lost everything. She is 1/2 Cherokee and is on the rolls out there but I was wandering if there was something like a community board where I could list her needs on it. Her name's Mary Beth Nelson and she's an oil painter. She's been to Cherokee for the Arts Festivals and I'm pretty sure she has other friends in this area besides us so I'd like to get word to them about her tragedy. She's a really nice somebody with a heart the size of Texas and this has just about devastated her. She wasn't home when it started so no one was there to get out and salvage anything. She lost everything except what she had on her back, including most all her paintings. She also has a 13 y/o that lives with her so all his clothes and stuff is gone, too. Do you know any way I can get the word out there in Cherokee for her?


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