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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee


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    letter to TN Governor Bredesen, Lt Governor,Ramsey, and Rep Jason Mumpower

    From: Donna
    To: Rep Dennis Roach ; Sen Mike Faulk ; Governor Phil Bredesen ; Lt Governor Ron Ramsey ; Rep Jason Mumpower
    Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 11:19 AM
    Subject: official BIA Finding regarding Tennessee's "Central Band of Cherokee"


    Dear Governor Bredesen, Lt Governor Ramsey, and Rep Mumpower,

    It is vital that Tennessee's leading governmental representatives be aware and know what the Bureau of Indian Affairs has found regarding the status of the group known as the "Central Band of Cherokee" - or as they used to be known, the "Cherokees of Lawrence County".

    Representative Jason Mumpower has publicly claimed, "Over the past sev­eral years, I have been pre­sented with vol­umes of infor­ma­tion prov­ing the her­itage of Ten­nessee Native Amer­i­cans and their tribes."
    http://blogs.tennessean.com/opinion/2010/07/09/debate-is-over-cash-not-heritage/
    And I have asked (at the same website):

    "As a tax­pay­ing United States cit­i­zen and a cit­i­zen of the state of Ten­nessee, I ask that the tran­scripted ref­er­ences to these his­tor­i­cal “vol­umes” be posted on this web­site, so that we may all deter­mine for our­selves the truth of the claims made by the groups.

    Make the his­tor­i­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion avail­able on Tennessee’s own state web­site also, where it should be shared and cel­e­brated by everyone!

    Thank you."


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    I submit the following information (below) to each of you from the BIA to show why none of the groups in Tennessee, who were handed 'recognition' by members of their own groups via Tennessee's Commission of Indian Affairs, should have ever had any kind of state 'recognition'. I look forward to hearing from you regarding this most important issue and I also look forward to the recinding of the illegal, unethical, and wrongful 'recognition' that was simply handed to the six groups without any verifiable proof of their claims to being 'tribes'.

    Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
    Sincerely,
    Donna Smith

    (address/phone number snipped)

    (link and document info snipped here for brevity)


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