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Old 07-13-2007, 10:19 AM   #61
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Okay so we did have another wannabe American Indian group trying to set up shop in the middle of Missouri (rural area) they call themselves the Kaweah Indian Nation, Chief Malcolm "thunderbird" Webber IV (one of many names he used), he's been in and out of these wannabe groups for years, they moved here from Wichita Kansas this past month, a concern citizen emailed the facts and now this bogus group will be on the run, looking for a new small community. I called Missouri INS to give them the address to this so called Chief that is giving out fake tribal cards, which INS told me that was a good lead, instead of going after the illegals, get the main source and another person called Missouri Hispanic organizations to help relay news to the Hispanic community about this scam. keep your ears and eyes open...this is not playing "Militant Cultural Police" as some call it, I see this as making awareness in the American Indian community...Aho!
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tell me about it, it is so frustrating getting somebody to do something about these groups. I didn't mean to make you upset, I was just trying to make people aware of this situation.....

Kat, there is only one way to completely stop groups like this but in doing so would hurt those with legitimate claims.

There needs to be an act written for education and that not just anyone can go to public schools and claim to be indian, or that the material to be presented has been approved by said nation first. That would be a start... but can it be done is the question at hand.

What americans do understand these days though are class action suets LOL!! So maybe the nations most being copied out there should file class action suets against these people huh?
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Angry Lets get their non-profit status revoked!!!!

I AM INCENSED!!!!!!
I had no idea that there was group like that based here in KS, as if the Phelps bunch werent enough to give this state a black-eye!!!!

I copied and pasted that article into a letter to teh Atty Generals Office. If they are using their status as anon-profit corperation to defraud, their articles of incorperation can be revoked and tehy could face criminal charges.
PLEASE, everyone drop Atty General Morrison of KS a line and demand action be taken!
the email to his office is: [email protected]

It may be a small step, but at least we would be doing something other than complaining to each other!
Thanks for the info Kat..
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I try to avoid playing the "who is a real ndn" game BUT it seems to get real clear cut on "who is not" when it comes to the scamming. My position has always been if a group is breaking the law - that is when something can and should be done about it.
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bleh.

The news crew left a bunch of stuff out.

ndns have to pay taxes.

As far as I know, the only tax exemptions are in conjunction with selling goods on rez that would be state taxable off rez.

BQ is not uniform across all tribes (especially not 50%).

According to the DOI website "Tribal enrollment criteria are set forth in tribal constitutions, articles of incorporation or ordinances. The criterion varies from tribe to tribe, so uniform membership requirements do not exist."

Being adopted by a legitimate tribe does NOT make you a US citizen or exempt from the legal path to US citizenship.

If the person is a minor child (and the parents MUST file paperwork with INS) the child can achieve LPR as an adoptee THE SAME AS ANY OTHER ADOPTEE regardless of the adoptive parents' races or affiliations.

I hate the 30 sec soundbite. It leads to so much mis-information.

yeah, that ticks me off.
not just what the scammers are doing but how they reported it.
that little hint of attitude when she said something about "special rights us americans don't even have"....
just trying to stir up more hatred and suspicion
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I AM INCENSED!!!!!!
I had no idea that there was group like that based here in KS, as if the Phelps bunch werent enough to give this state a black-eye!!!!

I copied and pasted that article into a letter to teh Atty Generals Office. If they are using their status as anon-profit corperation to defraud, their articles of incorperation can be revoked and tehy could face criminal charges.
PLEASE, everyone drop Atty General Morrison of KS a line and demand action be taken!
the email to his office is: [email protected]

It may be a small step, but at least we would be doing something other than complaining to each other!
Thanks for the info Kat..
Great Idea KSComanche, thanks
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Kat, there is only one way to completely stop groups like this but in doing so would hurt those with legitimate claims.

There needs to be an act written for education and that not just anyone can go to public schools and claim to be indian, or that the material to be presented has been approved by said nation first. That would be a start... but can it be done is the question at hand.

What americans do understand these days though are class action suets LOL!! So maybe the nations most being copied out there should file class action suets against these people huh?
That is a good Idea BB!! I think we need more people to take action, not just American Indians but the consumer, once they learn what they are dealing with.
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Omaha.com Metro/Region Section

Published Friday | August 10, 2007
Tribe's offer of citizenship spurs warning
BY CINDY GONZALEZ
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

Angel Freytez thought the offer was too good to be true but admitted that it did have an intriguing twist.

It went like this:

An agent of a group calling itself the Kaweah Indian Nation was contacting churches in Nebraska towns, selling tribal membership rights to illegal immigrants.

For an enrollment fee of several hundred dollars, the agent said, the new members would be able to travel freely in the United States as part of the tribe.

They would purportedly be protected against deportation and eventually could attain U.S. citizenship.

Soon, Freytez, a spokesman for the Nebraska Mexican-American Commission, learned enough to issue a fraud alert warning the state's Spanish-speaking community not to fall prey.

He is spreading the message on Spanish-language radio stations. The Nebraska Attorney General's Office also is investigating.

Leaders of the Kaweah defended the offer to The World-Herald, saying that the tribe's descendants extend into parts of Latin America and that American Indians predate the border that separates the United States from Mexico. Thus, by birthright, the leaders say, many immigrants can enroll as Indians.

Malcolm Webber, also known as Grand Chief Thunderbird IV, said, however, that tribal leaders were investigating reports that an agent might have been charging more than the standard enrollment fee of $100 per family. Webber, who was reached in Wichita, Kan., said: "There's always a bad egg in the basket."

A spokeswoman with the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service said the tribe's offer could not result in citizenship for illegal immigrants, whatever the cost. The Kaweah is not a federally recognized tribe.

Local immigration advocates said the offer reflects a broader problem: a vulnerable population so desperate for legal status that it becomes susceptible to questionable offers.

"People are desperate for legal status and a decent job," said Luis Lucar, a leader of Schuyler's Latino community. "It makes them believe in the unbelievable."

He and other advocates expect opportunists to surface since Congress rejected legislation that would have provided many of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States — up to 65,000 of them in Nebraska — with a path to citizenship.

Since June, the Texas Attorney General's Office has fielded five consumer complaints against the Kaweah, said Paco Felici of the Texas Attorney General's Office.

Corinna Scheurich, an attorney with the South Texas Civil Rights Project, has been investigating the Kaweah Tribe's offer and has distributed warnings. Some people, Scheurich said, reportedly have lost up to $2,500.

In Nebraska, Kaweah enrollment forms have circulated in cities including Grand Island, Fremont, Schuyler and Lincoln.

Freytez said the tribe's enrollment fee offered to Nebraskans ranged upward of $330.

"We are 100 percent sure this is a scam," Freytez said. "It is an especially sad story because they are going through the churches and making believers think it is a blessing from God."

Sylvia Flores, whose husband is pastor of an evangelical church in Fremont, said her Latino congregation was seeking to verify the offer. "If it's good, we want people to benefit," she said.

The Rev. Anthony Espinosa of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Schuyler said members of his congregation were approached outdoors — uninvited — after a service. Espinoza later cautioned his parish members not to participate.

"There is logic behind it," he said, "but it's wrong because somebody is making money off it and it's a fraud, a false promise. It's not real."

The federal government does not recognize the Kaweah Indian Nation or its right to sovereignty, Scheurich said. Its application to be recognized as a federal tribe was denied in the 1980s, she said.

She said she is aware of only one federally recognized tribe, the Kickapoo, that has the right to dual citizenship in the United States and Mexico. That tribe has proved that its tribal lands cross the border, Scheurich said.

Even if the Kaweah tribe were federally recognized, adoption of adult immigrants without tribal blood ties would not be a route to citizenship, said Marilu Cabrera, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

She said Canadian-born American Indians have gained legal status in the United States, but they had to be of the tribal lineage.

Kaweah High Chief Manuel Urbina, reached at the tribe's base in Wichita, said Mexicans and Central Americans who are accepted as tribe members are protected as American Indians against deportation.

He said the tribe is seeking federal recognition, which he asserts would then allow for citizenship.

Asked why more undocumented immigrants weren't clamoring for membership if it was a route to citizenship, Urbina said: "There's a lot of things that are impossible. But they still come true."
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link to another post relating to this Kaweah (bogus) Nation:

http://www.powwows.com/gathering/nat...tion-scam.html
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The Hays Daily News

8/13/2007


2 arrested in immigration probe linked to unrecognized tribe

By ROXANA HEGEMAN

Associated Press Writer

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Investigators have made the first two arrests in an ongoing, multistate probe into whether a Wichita-based American Indian tribe was recruiting illegal immigrants by promising them tribal membership would protect them.

"There have been complaints in several states of illegal immigrants being recruited to join a non-federally recognized Indian tribe under the promise that it would keep them from being deported," U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren said in a news release issued Monday. "Purchasing a membership in an Indian tribe is not a path to U.S. citizenship."

Mexican nationals Angel Zamora, 38, and Eduviges del Carmen Zamora, 44, were scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on an indictment charging them with immigration-related offenses. The U.S. Attorney's Office could not immediately clarify the defendants' relationship.

Both are charged with making a false claim of U.S. citizenship, making a false statement on an application for a Social Security card, making a false statement on a passport application, and one count of possessing a false document with intent to defraud the United States.

The indictment does not specifically link them to the government's investigation of the Kaweah Indian Nation, which is not federally recognized.

But Jim Cross, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, confirmed Monday that those two cases were related to the much bigger investigation into complaints about Kaweah membership being sold to illegal immigrants who believe the tribal papers will exempt them from deportation.

"That tribe is part of this investigation. I can't be more specific than that, because the investigation is ongoing," Cross said.

Malcolm Webber, one of the Kaweah tribal leaders, declined to talk about the investigation -- calling it "classified" -- when reached at his Wichita home Monday.

"We are aware of everything. We are the ones that did it. I can't give you anything," Webber said before hanging up when contacted by The Associated Press.

On Friday, the tribe defended its recruiting of Hispanic illegal immigrants -- a practice that has led to complaints in Kansas, Texas, Nebraska, California, Tennessee and Oklahoma.

In Nebraska, the Mexican-American Commission posted a warning on its Web site and alerted churches about an "Indian citizenship scam" after illegal immigrants in four Nebraska cities were approached with membership offers as a way to gain legal U.S. status.

Leaders of the Kaweah last week defended the offer to The World-Herald of Omaha, Neb., telling the newspaper that American Indians predate the border that separates the United States from Mexico. The leaders claimed that by birthright, immigrants can enroll as tribe members.

Manuel Urbina, high chief for the Kaweah Indian Nation, said Friday that tribal membership documents have been enough to get illegal immigrants out of trouble when approached by federal agents.

The tribe had recruited more than 10,000 illegal immigrants, he said.

article can be found here also:
Indianz.Com > News > Arrests linked to tribe selling 'membership'
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the Lost Chickamauga Cherokee of Missouri

“They Are Hiding No More”
By Borki Valechka
Dateline: August 18, 2007

The Missouri Ozarks once again came alive his week
with drum beats and smoke signals on mountain tops as
150,000 direct descendants of Dragging Canoe , Nancy
Ward, and Benjamin Green gathered from as far away as
the Netherlands and New Guinea. With thousands of
teepee condos hastily erected on a massive tract of
land purchased by multi-billionaire and casino backer
Dwindle Thump, crowds of joyous revelers entwined
their arms and sang the refrain “We Will Hide No
More” as they circle danced around wooden statues of
their prodigious ancestors.

At one point, panic swept cities as far as 300 miles
away when inhabitants thought a massive earthquake was
occurring. Relief became immediate when it was
learned that the ground shocks were merely the result
of the Lost Chickamauga Cherokee of the World stamping
their feet as they danced.

Missouri Health Department authorities soon became
concerned about the possibility of unsanitary
conditions at so large of a gathering. They were
quickly ensured by the promoters of the gathering that
this would be no problem. Jimmy “Big Bad Chicken
Foot” told them: “Hey, we are good at hiding things.
We hid ourselves really good, didn’t we? We can hide
the other stuff too.”

Members of the LCCW trace their American Indian linage
through family stories, the shape of their noses, and
feelings. As one member told this reporter: “It don’t
make no mind that my ancestors were all from Europe.
We know that we are Indian. One of my ancestors had
the same name as this Indian guy down in Kentucky.”

LCCW leaders are pleased with the turnout for the
gathering. They are now busy writing their tribal
history in less than 2000 words so it can be given to
Congressional members for federal tribal recognition.
Sub-sub Chief of the LCCW Little Wolf Face Clan,
Robert “Play My Flute” says: “This is a slam dunk for
us. Congress is so politically-correct and under the
burden of past sins against American Indians, they
will recognize any group as a tribe in order to
massage their guilt.” Meanwhile, leaders of other
countries that have LCCW members have pledged their
support.

Hundreds of vehicles from government agencies have
blocked the only entrance to the campground as agency
representatives flock to hand out hundreds of
thousands of dollars in American Indian grant money.
A government spokesperson who refused to identify
herself told us: “It makes no difference if these are
real Indians or not. The more money we give away, the
better we look. Besides, it‘s really no difference
than what we are doing already. ”

During breaks from the frantic celebration, many
tribal members took advantage to ply their wares when
tourists began to come to gawk at the Indians.
Tables and booths were quickly erected, filled with
Tandy leatherwork, dream catchers, beaded necklaces,
and genuine stone tomahawks with chicken feathers
attached. One proud customer was seen carrying away a
dozen peace pipes to hand out to his neighbors. It
soon became a scene such as seen at store closing
sales, with tourists clamoring to get the best bargain
in Indian crafts.

The gathering is expected to last another week, with
additional families attending as the word is
advertised nationwide that people can join and become
a member of a soon federally recognized tribe. As one
of the LCCW founders, Larry “Dancing Buffalo In The
Trees” puts it: “Now is the time to join LCCW and be
eligible for all sorts of Indian money and programs.
Those who wait might loose out on this opportunity”.

(Borki Valechka is a freelance reporter of Siberian
Eskimo descent who writes for the Svetlana Free Press.
He travels the world to report on Indigenous peoples
and attend their events. )
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You know, KK, that there was a real group of Cherokee from the Chicamagua river valley who did come to MO and AR. These Cherokee were under the leadership of Dragging Canoe. Dragging Canoe was a great war leader. He, unfortunately, died prior to their departure. The new leader was a man named Bowles. Bowles lead this group across the Mississippi into MO and AR. About the time of the New Madrid earthquake this group did splinter and spred out. As the bulk of the group went into the area of MO/AR known as the Old Settlers "Reservation" This group again splintered and the ones who stayed are now known as Keetowah and the others went south into Texas and some on into Mexico. It seems a shame to me that some want to basterdize a true part of our history. As I have mentioned before, I descended from family of this migration as other different Migrations as well as my Osage family.

This IS a very brief over view. Thanks.
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You know, KK, that there was a real group of Cherokee from the Chicamagua river valley who did come to MO and AR. These Cherokee were under the leadership of Dragging Canoe. Dragging Canoe was a great war leader. He, unfortunately, died prior to their departure. The new leader was a man named Bowles. Bowles lead this group across the Mississippi into MO and AR. About the time of the New Madrid earthquake this group did splinter and spread out. As the bulk of the group went into the area of MO/AR known as the Old Settlers "Reservation" This group again splintered and the ones who stayed are now known as Keetoowah and the others went south into Texas and some on into Mexico. It seems a shame to me that some want to *******ize a true part of our history. As I have mentioned before, I descended from family of this migration as other different Migrations as well as my Osage family.

This IS a very brief over view. Thanks.
My descendants are also old settlers that show up on the 1851 roll and eventually show up on the 1949 Keetoowah roll
but by 1851 most had settled into what was Indian territory to get them out of Arkansas and Missouri
They seem to get there History wrong when they mention the trail of tears
The old settlers came to this area long before the trail of tears and weren't hiding out they came to an area that was not settled by whitemen

My kinfolk settled in Lost City area which is north of Tahlequah in the 1830's long before the trail of tears
least ways that is what some of the older gravestones in our cemetery say
Not may old ones around that tell of those days

But it is sad how some want to take that history and twist to meet there own needs. These people are so desperate to belong to something that they willing give up there money to them so they can get there "cards"
And belong to something
It pains me to read there ndn names of these people from there socalled tribe
it sounds like an old 30's cartoon
Chief wampum
Brave pain in the butt

ugh

It sad
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“They Are Hiding No More”
By Borki Valechka
Dateline: August 18, 2007

The Missouri Ozarks once again came alive his week
with drum beats and smoke signals on mountain tops as
150,000 direct descendants of Dragging Canoe , Nancy
Ward, and Benjamin Green gathered from as far away as
the Netherlands and New Guinea. With thousands of
teepee condos hastily erected on a massive tract of
land purchased by multi-billionaire and casino backer
Dwindle Thump, crowds of joyous revelers entwined
their arms and sang the refrain “We Will Hide No
More” as they circle danced around wooden statues of
their prodigious ancestors.

At one point, panic swept cities as far as 300 miles
away when inhabitants thought a massive earthquake was
occurring. Relief became immediate when it was
learned that the ground shocks were merely the result
of the Lost Chickamauga Cherokee of the World stamping
their feet as they danced.

Missouri Health Department authorities soon became
concerned about the possibility of unsanitary
conditions at so large of a gathering. They were
quickly ensured by the promoters of the gathering that
this would be no problem. Jimmy “Big Bad Chicken
Foot” told them: “Hey, we are good at hiding things.
We hid ourselves really good, didn’t we? We can hide
the other stuff too.”

Members of the LCCW trace their American Indian linage
through family stories, the shape of their noses, and
feelings. As one member told this reporter: “It don’t
make no mind that my ancestors were all from Europe.
We know that we are Indian. One of my ancestors had
the same name as this Indian guy down in Kentucky.”

LCCW leaders are pleased with the turnout for the
gathering. They are now busy writing their tribal
history in less than 2000 words so it can be given to
Congressional members for federal tribal recognition.
Sub-sub Chief of the LCCW Little Wolf Face Clan,
Robert “Play My Flute” says: “This is a slam dunk for
us. Congress is so politically-correct and under the
burden of past sins against American Indians, they
will recognize any group as a tribe in order to
massage their guilt.” Meanwhile, leaders of other
countries that have LCCW members have pledged their
support.

Hundreds of vehicles from government agencies have
blocked the only entrance to the campground as agency
representatives flock to hand out hundreds of
thousands of dollars in American Indian grant money.
A government spokesperson who refused to identify
herself told us: “It makes no difference if these are
real Indians or not. The more money we give away, the
better we look. Besides, it‘s really no difference
than what we are doing already. ”

During breaks from the frantic celebration, many
tribal members took advantage to ply their wares when
tourists began to come to gawk at the Indians.
Tables and booths were quickly erected, filled with
Tandy leatherwork, dream catchers, beaded necklaces,
and genuine stone tomahawks with chicken feathers
attached. One proud customer was seen carrying away a
dozen peace pipes to hand out to his neighbors. It
soon became a scene such as seen at store closing
sales, with tourists clamoring to get the best bargain
in Indian crafts.

The gathering is expected to last another week, with
additional families attending as the word is
advertised nationwide that people can join and become
a member of a soon federally recognized tribe. As one
of the LCCW founders, Larry “Dancing Buffalo In The
Trees” puts it: “Now is the time to join LCCW and be
eligible for all sorts of Indian money and programs.
Those who wait might loose out on this opportunity”.

(Borki Valechka is a freelance reporter of Siberian
Eskimo descent who writes for the Svetlana Free Press.
He travels the world to report on Indigenous peoples
and attend their events. )
I looked up there status on the BIA website and found they are not mentioned by that name
I have the link here it is listed by state:
http://www.doi.gov/bia/off_fed_ackno...by%20state.pdf

It appears they have not even begun the first step which is to file a letter of intent to ask for aknowlegment.
Most only ever do that and dont go any farther as if to say to there membership we filed and now we are waiting for the government!!!

The BIA in 2003 were finally required to finally post on there website all the petitions and what the status was so that you look it up only to find out the reason you waited 10 years was they were waiting on some document from you!!!!

But then some of these socalled tribes know they will never get federal recognition so they used the systems slowness to there own advantage



This is the Office of Recognition's website they are under the BIA
Bureau of Indian Affairs
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“They Are Hiding No More”
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The Missouri Ozarks once again came alive his week
with drum beats and smoke signals on mountain tops as
150,000 direct descendants of Dragging Canoe , Nancy
Ward, and Benjamin Green gathered from as far away as
the Netherlands and New Guinea. With thousands of
teepee condos hastily erected on a massive tract of
land purchased by multi-billionaire and casino backer
Dwindle Thump, crowds of joyous revelers entwined
their arms and sang the refrain “We Will Hide No
More” as they circle danced around wooden statues of
their prodigious ancestors.

At one point, panic swept cities as far as 300 miles
away when inhabitants thought a massive earthquake was
occurring. Relief became immediate when it was
learned that the ground shocks were merely the result
of the Lost Chickamauga Cherokee of the World stamping
their feet as they danced.

Missouri Health Department authorities soon became
concerned about the possibility of unsanitary
conditions at so large of a gathering. They were
quickly ensured by the promoters of the gathering that
this would be no problem. Jimmy “Big Bad Chicken
Foot” told them: “Hey, we are good at hiding things.
We hid ourselves really good, didn’t we? We can hide
the other stuff too.”

Members of the LCCW trace their American Indian linage
through family stories, the shape of their noses, and
feelings. As one member told this reporter: “It don’t
make no mind that my ancestors were all from Europe.
We know that we are Indian. One of my ancestors had
the same name as this Indian guy down in Kentucky.”

LCCW leaders are pleased with the turnout for the
gathering. They are now busy writing their tribal
history in less than 2000 words so it can be given to
Congressional members for federal tribal recognition.
Sub-sub Chief of the LCCW Little Wolf Face Clan,
Robert “Play My Flute” says: “This is a slam dunk for
us. Congress is so politically-correct and under the
burden of past sins against American Indians, they
will recognize any group as a tribe in order to
massage their guilt.” Meanwhile, leaders of other
countries that have LCCW members have pledged their
support.

Hundreds of vehicles from government agencies have
blocked the only entrance to the campground as agency
representatives flock to hand out hundreds of
thousands of dollars in American Indian grant money.
A government spokesperson who refused to identify
herself told us: “It makes no difference if these are
real Indians or not. The more money we give away, the
better we look. Besides, it‘s really no difference
than what we are doing already. ”

During breaks from the frantic celebration, many
tribal members took advantage to ply their wares when
tourists began to come to gawk at the Indians.
Tables and booths were quickly erected, filled with
Tandy leatherwork, dream catchers, beaded necklaces,
and genuine stone tomahawks with chicken feathers
attached. One proud customer was seen carrying away a
dozen peace pipes to hand out to his neighbors. It
soon became a scene such as seen at store closing
sales, with tourists clamoring to get the best bargain
in Indian crafts.

The gathering is expected to last another week, with
additional families attending as the word is
advertised nationwide that people can join and become
a member of a soon federally recognized tribe. As one
of the LCCW founders, Larry “Dancing Buffalo In The
Trees” puts it: “Now is the time to join LCCW and be
eligible for all sorts of Indian money and programs.
Those who wait might loose out on this opportunity”.

(Borki Valechka is a freelance reporter of Siberian
Eskimo descent who writes for the Svetlana Free Press.
He travels the world to report on Indigenous peoples
and attend their events. )
LMAO this is the funniest thing ive read in years...great satire and humor.."Jimmy bad bad chicken foot"???? TFF... i cant stop laughing at this...thanks for the humor KK
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they are hiding no more....

um the "news article" is a JOKE folks..satire...parody..with names like jimmy bad bad chicken foot ,how could it be anything but satire?
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um the "news article" is a JOKE folks..satire...parody..with names like jimmy bad bad chicken foot ,how could it be anything but satire?
well of course I thought everybody would take it in the humor it was written... hats off the the author!!...hahaha jimmy bad bad chicken foot...
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Richard J. Craker
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Monette, MO. 65708
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Richard Craker was born in July, 1940, to a native Ozark family from Arkansas and Missouri. He grew up west of Monette, Mo., near where he built the log cabin home where he lives and paints.

Richard’s Cherokee name is Noksi Galagina, which means “Star Buck” in English, was given to him by a mentor and elder, Mr. Elmer Casteel, in the early seventies. Richard is
( a Non-Federal Status) Arkansea-Quapaw/Chickamauga-Cherokee, who is recognized as an “Elder” by the Chickamauga Tribe of Missouri and Arkansas. He is equally proud of his Welsh-Irish/German-American Heritage. Richard has danced in many Indian Pow Wows, and Ceremonies in the Eastern Oklahoma, Southwestern Missouri, and Northwestern Arkansas region.

Richard is an artist who depicts many subjects in several mediums, though he prefers acrylic on canvas. His subjects are largely American Indian Portraits of the late 1700’s and early 1800’s of the Southeastern United States and contemporary Indian dancers. Richard also likes to do occasional seascapes.

Richard is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University of Springfield, Mo. where he doubled in fine arts major, with an emphasis in Print Making: intaglios, mezzotint, etchings, and stone-lithograph. He taught Art classes in the Ozark’s for a few years, but realized he could earn a better wage in industrial welding. During these years he often drew portraits of co-workers which sold more often than not at company lunch hours. During this time he continued to paint and took several commissions though work, acquaintances, and even received one for a mural in a corporate office. He feels his experience in teaching and using his art talent in industry forced his works to mature. He gives credit to both his wife and daughter who are also artistically talented and regularly critique his paintings at all stages. He was born with heart, spine, and breathing problems. Several surgeries saved his life. Even so, he worked 34 years until a heart attack and increasing degeneration of his upper spine forced his retirement from the labor force.

Richard has had fifty-seven drawings drawings published in books about Indian religion and history and in Pow Wow program booklets. He has developed illustrated teaching flash cards on Cherokee language and drawn illustrations for a children’s book on Pow Wow camping with a Cherokee vocabulary. He was commissioned to do drawings of village life featuring Native American medicinal herbs for an ongoing traveling exhibit.

He has been involved in twenty-five art exhibits and been shown in twelve different galleries. He is pleased to have had several one man shows and been included in Indian art shows like the Tulsa Indian Art Festival, the Trail of Tears Exhibit in Tahlequah, the Five Civilized Tribes Art Market-Art Under the Oaks, Muskogee, all in Oklahoma, the Lawrence (Kansas) Indian Art Market, and the Red Cloud Indian Art Show (Pine Ridge, So. Dakota).

Though he has received a number of blue ribbons and other awards, none has meant
more to him than an honorable mention ribbon and cash prize from the Trail of Tears show and a purchase by the former curator of the Philbrook Art Institue, Robert Johnson.

Richard Craker has his paintings and art prints in his home just six miles S.W. of Monett, Mo. His experience has shown that he can more easily show and sell to a select audience interested in American Indians of the areas of the Five Civilized Tribes

He now has six Limited Edition art prints of interest to Indian art collectors for sale at reasonable prices, as well as a number of orginal acrylic paintings of various subjects. Prices and photographs of recent works may be obtained by serious patrons, collectors, galleries and art establishments by phone or mail.
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