|Posted By:||Keely Denning|
|Subject:||Re: Mary COX (c1740-1816), wife of Thomas WALLING/WALLEN, was not a Cherokee|
|Post Date:||July 12, 2009 at 16:52:23|
|Forum:||Wallen Family Genealogy Forum|
Thank you so much for your post on this subject.
I am quite upset with this guy Renz, some how, he has suddenly decided he is Shawnee Indian, and made up this group, called them a tribe, and gave them the name of "morning star shawnee" Worst, is he is what my mother would call a "ancestor stealer"...
My name is Keely Denning, I live in Kansas, I am Shawnee, I am enrolled in a federally recognized nation, that is the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, this is because the Shawnee tribe I am from was once a part of the Cherokee Nation and therefore my enrollment is with them.
Walter Renz, has made claims online that his group is of the "Black Bob Band" of Shawnees.. There was indeed a Black Bob Band, they were forced out of the Ohio valley in the 1830's and forced into Kansas, some of this group also left Kansas and went into Texas. I dont know if I should be amused or insulted that this guy, Renz, is using my grandmothers maiden name of Longtail.. I am very upset about that because my family knows who we are, we know who are our family members, and this guy is in no way related to us!
Thank you so very, very much for your work on letting this guy know his ancestor who he claims is Shawnee is in fact, not Shawnee.