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 17:00:28
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Forum:Wallen Family Genealogy Forum
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Mr Renz:

Consider this your only notice, you are to stop claiming to be of my family. You have used my people, you have used my family name, and I am telling you to stop!

My name is Keely Denning, I am a enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, I am Shawnee, my family is from the Black Bob Band, my great grandmother was a Longtail. You have used my family and my people for your own porpose, and my family is not going to tolerate this.

Don Greene's book also lists Jerry Pope as Shawnee, however, I along with other professional genealogists have done Jerry Pope's family and there is NO INDIAN BLOOD in that family at all! We traced his family to boarding a ship in Berlin, Germany! I plan to notify Don of your message here...

I have seen your so called genealogy, and I do not nor will I ever understand how anyone can have a "Indian" grandmother pop up out of no where in the 1600's or 1700's and have NOTHING to document their claims... Worse, is I will never understand how someone like you will decided you have some kind of intitlement to others culture, and since you cant provce what you want, you go out and make up some funky name, and have to make up a "tribe" to go with it... There are only three Shawnee tribes, the Eastern, Absentee and the Shawnee of Oklahoma...