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Offline Bahesmama

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Gowa Peshewa - Doc Macaki Peshewa relative?
« on: January 13, 2022, 04:45:23 pm »
Anyone know if this Gowa Peshewa who was recently featured in Tribal Business News (https://tribalbusinessnews.com/sections/entrepreneurism/13753-neon-moon-to-spotlight-indigenous-roots-of-cowboy-culture-celebrate-native-artists) is any relation to late Dr. Macaki Peshewa of the fake Tennessee Indian Council?

There was a thread here about Macaki Peshewa AKA Jerry Dills. Here is his obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/knoxnews/name/macaki-peshewa-obituary?id=14101721

We couldn't find any ties between Gowa and his children. She was born in 1991 and has apparently scrubbed personal information off the internet. We think this is her legal name because she received a federal PPP loan under that name.



Offline Sparks

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Re: Gowa Peshewa - Doc Macaki Peshewa relative?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2022, 05:32:29 am »
https://tribalbusinessnews.com/sections/entrepreneurism/13753-neon-moon-to-spotlight-indigenous-roots-of-cowboy-culture-celebrate-native-artists

That link is also in this Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/nativenewsonline/posts/5367421403271338

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Native News Online
January 10 at 11:41 PM
Gowa Peshewa hopes to educate her community about Native American topics and create a safe place for Native people with her new Neon Moon coffee saloon concept, which she bills as a social enterprise. Our Tribal Business News affiliate has the story.

The comments are mostly very critical as to Gowa Peshewa's claims of being Shawnee. The article itself has been edited:

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EDITOR’S NOTE: In an initial interview for this story, Gowa Peshewa said she was a Shawnee woman. She later clarified to Tribal Business News that she is not a member of any federally recognized Shawnee tribe, but does come from mixed Indigenous ancestry.

Then I found a Facebook Page called "Fake Indian Blog Fans": https://www.facebook.com/fakeindians/

They also have a website: https://ancestorstealing.blogspot.com/

At the Facebook page, I found this post: https://www.facebook.com/fakeindians/posts/2948663302113113

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Fake Indian Blog Fans
January 13 at 3:05 PM

Gowa Peshewa is not Shawnee nor does she have Native American ancestry.   She is a granddaughter to Macaki Peshewa who was a part of the Fake group calling themselves "United Remnant Band of Shawnee in Ohio" founded by the well known fraud,  Jerry "Hawk" Pope.
 
https://tribalbusinessnews.com/sections/entrepreneurism/13753-neon-moon-to-spotlight-indigenous-roots-of-cowboy-culture-celebrate-native-artists
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/knoxnews/name/macaki-peshewa-obituary
https://ancestorstealing.blogspot.com/2015/05/jerry-hawk-poplerevisited.html
https://ancestorstealing.blogspot.com/2015/08/known-fake-shawnee-tribes.html

If correct, that will answer this question:

Anyone know if this Gowa Peshewa who was recently featured in Tribal Business News … is any relation to late Dr. Macaki Peshewa of the fake Tennessee Indian Council?

Offline Bahesmama

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Re: Gowa Peshewa - Doc Macaki Peshewa relative?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2022, 09:05:31 pm »
Wow! Thanks! How do they get themselves featured so quickly? And how could a Navajo journalist not ask the right questions?