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         descendant, Cherokee
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    Re: 2nd request to tom

    sorry, no.

    Ron '2Dogs' Williams has said he has proof that my family's not indian. Ron '2Dogs' Williams & hate-list-host Tammera Hicks live here in Chattanooga. we've attended the same meetings and know who each other are. i'm calling him a liar and calling his bluff. all he has to do to show that he's telling the truth (and conversely, that i'm wrong) is to provide the documents he says he has.

    yes, i could provide again the same documentation that i provided to TNNAC and NAIA for review years ago that show my mom's status as an enrolled member of Standing Rock. but nobody challenged it then, and nobody is challenging anybody else's or anybody else's parent's tribal status now. the burden of proof is with the person/s, like Ron '2Dogs' Williams, who say/s he/they has/have proof-positive to the contrary.

    i enjoy my privacy and safeguard it when i can. i've put out what i consider public information - my military service, my academics, my past jobs, my mom's tribal status. i don't publicize my birthdate or address or driver's license status or social security number, i don't publicize my mom's name or enrollment data, and increasingly i say less about myself and my family to protect their privacy too. ... but all that, including my mom's tribal status, can be checked by anybody willing and competent to do the work of checking facts. it's not that difficult. so, i did my work. others said they did the same work but better. i checked their work and proved it wrong. until they come up with better, ie, actually true, work, my claim stands.

    i don't know you. you haven't put out your whole name or address or tribal status or work history or military service or academics or genealogy here, with supporting documentation, that i can tell. you aren't involved with the Commission, you're not in Tennessee. as best i can tell, you don't have any dog in this fight, so i don't know why you're getting involved in this issue.

    but hey, next time you're in Chattanooga, lemme know
    and we can meet, i'll buy you a coffee,
    and we can share stories.


    Re: Re: 2nd request to tom

    obviously any criticism i write about others' incompetent research will be ignored,
    and anything i write about myself and my family will be demeaned and denied by my fan-club of haters,
    and provides you with yet another tangent on which to deviate from the
    original criticism of incompetent genealogical research,
    and your lack of standing on this issue.

    apparently for you to believe and accept any answers, they should come straight
    from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe directly to you, whoever you may be.
    you have all the info you need. have at it.

    i look forward to you posting their complete, unedited responses. including
    the responses that some of you already have obtained and aren't posting.


    Re: cowards & their lies 2

    This appears very much to resemble the 'genealogy' as posted by Kelly Smith some time back. This was an attempt to discredit Tom Kunesh and veer the attention off herself when her own genealogy was posted showing she had no indian ancestors. I believe if you dig in the archives at indianz dot com and kelly's old board, this is the information she posted.
    She was asking questions of a tribal member and was told Tom's family is Standing Rock. When that wasn't the answer she wanted, she began taunting and attempting to discredit the tribal member providing the information.

    If I'm incorrect, Two Dogs or one of the other readers will correct me.

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