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Posted by: Jan Johnson (ID *****6510) Date: December 31, 2011 at 06:21:09
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I am helping a friend named EDWARD CHARLES TISNADO (aka YOEME LONEWOLF), age 63 and dying of Agent Orange-induced cancer from time spent in Viet Nam in 1968. He is trying to find his APACHE, YAQUI, AND CHOCTAW relatives with the surnames TISNADO/TIZNADO, YESCAS, & CORONEL (sometimes spelled as CORONET)to prove to the B.I.A. that he IS indeed Native American.
A message on Facebook he sent to me follows: "If you look up PETER TISNADO-- my great uncle--you'll find he is listed as Indian on his [WW1] draft card. He was YAQUI and APACHE like my Grandfather YSMAEL CORONEL.
My great-uncle Peter Tisnado was full brother to my grandfather . He is registered as Indian on other documents as well. They were both my Great-Grandma's natural born children. My father--MANUEL ESCUDERO TISNADO-- was born in La Marrana at the Nelson Ranch and was registered in Reddington, Arizona.Manuel's dates are b. 11 March 1922, TUCSON, PIMA COUNTY, ARIZ.; d. 19 Nov. 2000,
My grandfather married my PAPAGO INDIAN grandmother--MARIA TISNADO-- in 1914 or somewhere around then in Douglas, Arizona there is record of the marriage. She left him ten years later. The PAPAGOS in the SELLS AGENCY are family-- great- uncles and what-have-you.
My DNA has proven I am YAQUI and APACHE with better than a fifty percent (50%) blood quantum. I need to contact any APACHES wih my TISNADO surname to verify family relation with similar, if not more blood quantum, MITOCHONDRIAL DNA, or the MATERNAL DNA.
Edward's mother was ROSA ALICIA YESCAS (a CHOCTAW surname),b. AUG. 30, 1925, who was the daughter of JOSE MARIA YESCAS (B. 1900; D. 1983, both in ALTAR, SONORA, MEXIXO)& CONCEPTION (CONCEPCION) FERRATT. Rosa's grandparents were JOSE MARIA YESCAS (1861-1927) and CARMEN VELASQUES (or VELASCO, d. 1949, Las Tricheras, Sonora, Mexico).
Edward has an uncle, and daughters named CARLOS, ERNESTINA & MARIA (who was his paternal grandmother) listed in the 1931 & 1932 INDIAN CENSUS OF 1895-1940 as PAPAGO at the SELLS AGENCY. A 2nd GREAT-GRANDMOTHER was named CHIZA CORONEL; his maternal 2nd GREAT-GRANDFATHER was named ANGEL ESCUDERO (his mother's name was LOPEZ/LOPES) who was YAQUI; and he had some APACHE 3rd-GREAT UNCLES named TISNADO who fought in the REVOLUTIONARY WAR. He is needing this Native American proof in order to keep his 4 year-old grandson from basically being sold for adoption for $38,000 to a white couple who has dressed the little boy in pink and called him PRINCESS. The BIA does not believe Edward's claim to be Native American.
ANY APACHE (the JICARILLA, MESCALERO, LIPAN, CHIRICAHUA bands), YAQUI, CHOCTAW,or PAPAGO relatives can either email me at or directly to Edward at if any of these names are familiar and you would be willing to submit DNA samples to the BIA.

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