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Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas
« on: November 04, 2010, 05:23:54 am »
http://texascherokeenation.brownrice.com/registration.php
Anyone Know anything about this group? check out all the site, they are even wanting members from other countries They are not federal or State Reconized. They have a seal. Interesting :-\

In this site you can view our constitution, learn more about our people, study our history and research the SCNT.

Click Here for citizenship application for the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas

Today's political situation finds the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas in a distinctly unique position of being beyond question a people clothed with all the attributes of "independent" sovereignty, which are further confirmed by the tenants as enumerated in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequently the Declaration of Principles for the Defense of the Indigenous Nations and peoples of the Western Hemisphere, namely those of:

(1) Having a permanent population.

(2) Having a government.

(3) Having the ability to enter into relations with other governments.

(4) Having identifiable bonds of language, heritage, traditions and other common identity.

We pledge to our indigenous brothers and the Texas Cherokee that through the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas, all North American, Central American and South American indigenous people, regardless of present national or political status, may realize the fulfillment of their long cherished dream to be part of an independent indigenous government by, of, and for the Indians of the Americas.


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Re: Texas Cherokee nation/Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010, 02:11:40 pm »
There's a more widely known group, Texas Cherokee Nation, that was run by Pappy Hicks. The two are very different groups.

This one is a pure scam.

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http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1554/is_n1_v19/ai_13571833/pg_4/?tag=content;col1
Risky business: a decade of daredevil finance and other games plays a hidden role in the health insurance crisis - Cover Story
Common Cause Magazine, Spring, 1993 by Jeffrey Denny

....Some of World Life's policyholders actually were covered by two reinsurance companies whose principal assets were laughably bogus. Among them were so-called "treasury bills" issued by something called "Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas." State regulators contacted the purported Indian tribe's office in Atlanta, Ga., to check out the treasury bills. They wound up speaking with the treasurer, who called himself "Wise Otter" and spoke with a pronounced British accent.

Wise Otter turned out to be Dallas Bessant, a British citizen and owner of the two companies. "Cherokee Nation Tejas is neither sovereign, Cherokee nor a nation," Nunn subcommittee investigators later reported. "It is i sham, run by a group of |white' or |Anglo' Americans for the sole purpose of financial self-enrichment."

And what backed the Cherokee Nation Tejas treasury bills? Items included a "life mask" of Marlon Brando the company claimed was worth $1.5 million; titles to movies such as Computer Beach Party, Distant Drums and My Girl Tisa; gold mineral leases, valued at nearly $100 million, for a site under a municipal parking lot in Central City, Colo.; and certificates of deposit from nonexistent financial institutions. The "tribe" was in such sorry financial shape that at one point its officers were denied credit to rent rooms at the Motel 6 in Dallas.


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http://www.frauddigest.com/fraud.php?ident=1247
Dallas Bernard Russell Bessant (Sentence: 6 Months)
Matthew Bonar
Chief Wise Otter
Carlos Miro
Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas
Alan Teale

Action Date: June 15, 1998
Location: Birmingham, AL

Dallas Bernard Russell Bessant, alias Chief Wise Otter, alias W.O., was a British citizen who claimed to have created his own nation in the United States, the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas. The Sovereign Nation was actually a 155 acre sandbar in the Rio Grande River in Texas created in 1967 when a hurricane changed the course of the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexican border. Bessant allegedly proclaimed himself "Chief Wise Otter" and issued $25 million in worthless Treasury Bills from the Sovereign Nation which were counted as valuable assets by several insurance companies which subsequently became insolvent. Bessant was also involved in the "leasing" of worthless stock to offshore reinsurance companies in order to inflate the assets of the companies. World Life Company in Pennsylvania was defrauded of $7.5 million. The claims from the insolvent companies were paid by the Pennsylvania Life and Health Guarantee Association. Bessant and his co-defendant, Matthew Bonar, were charged with racketeering and wire fraud. Bessant was sentenced to six months' incarceration, three years' probation and ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution. Bessant returned to Texas. Bonar was sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to pay $40,000 in restitution and a $10,000 fine. Bessant was also associated with convicted insurance felons Carlos Miro, Alan Teale and Arthur A. Blumeyer, III.

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https://eee.uci.edu/clients/tcthorne/anthro/frauds.htm

Man With Flair for Reinventing Himself Goes a Step Too Far
By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.

Published: June 3, 2004

 

Since Congress passed a law in 1988 allowing legitimate Indian nations to operate casinos, about 180 unrecognized tribes and loose-knit groups of people with Indian ancestry have petitioned the federal government to be recognized as American Indian nations, officials said.

The potential financial gain for these groups is sky high. Before he pleaded guilty halfway through a trial in Albany earlier this year, Mr. Roberts had persuaded a group of Chicago investors to sink $3.5 million into the defunct Tamarack Lodge in Ellenville, N.Y., under an agreement to build a casino, according to Robert P. Storch, the assistant United States attorney who prosecuted the case. (One of the investors was set to testify against Mr. Roberts at his trial, but the judge ruled that the prosecution had already proven Mr. Roberts' financial motive.)

It was not the first time Mr. Roberts had tried to elbow his way into an Indian tribe to benefit from gaming. In May 1996, he applied to become a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, which owns Foxwoods in Connecticut, but officials there rebuffed him, according to testimony at his trial. He got a similar reception from the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, which owns the Mohegan Sun hotel and casino.

So in 1997, Mr. Roberts started his own tribe, forming a nonprofit corporation and dubbing it the Western Mohegan Tribe and Nation. He promptly tried to open a bingo hall in Granville, a small town near the Vermont border, arguing that he was immune to state laws against gaming. A state judge shut him down after the state attorney general filed a lawsuit. State officials say he tried again in 2002, this time buying equipment to outfit a bingo parlor at the Tamarack Lodge, which he and his partners by then owned. Today it sports a sign saying "Home of the Mohegans" and a ragged banner with an insignia of a black eagle over the door. Again he backed down after the state threatened to sue.

2) Another Bogus Case: The Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas (from Eva Marie Garroutte's Real Indians, p. 26)

"Chief Bear Who Walks Softly" (aka William Mr. Fry, Jr.) testified that this nation had been created by an act of God. A Senate Subcommittee, investigating the Teja's "tribes" illegal use of a seal easily mistaken for that of the federally-recognized Cherokee of Oklahoma, said the creator was more likely Col. Herbert M. Williams, a retired Air Force officer, as an "offshore tax haven" on a Rio Grande sandbar. The company had insufficient assets to its activities underwriting corporate insurance policies. Its assets included a Marlon Brando "life mask" (sadly lost or misplaced) and a gold mine (very similar in appearance to a parking lot).


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Global pirates: fraud in the offshore insurance industry By Robert Tillman
http://books.google.com/books?id=Rf_mHK98RNwC&pg=PA56&lpg=PA56&dq=sovereign+cherokee+nation+tejas&source=bl&ots=rvwtCl_pVX&sig=t9HimE4sKF_MUvvMBmxmbnM8-bQ&hl=en&ei=7MDSTLWpEcOqlAe56ZnQDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CCMQ6AEwBDgU#v=onepage&q=sovereign%20cherokee%20nation%20tejas&f=false


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http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-cherokeecasino_18met.ART1.North.Edition1.36b523c.html
No payoff in plan for Indian casino in Kaufman County

Cherokee tribe suing lawyer over deal it says it never agreed to


12:00 AM CST on Sunday, November 18, 2007
By RICHARD ABSHIRE / The Dallas Morning News
rabshire@dallasnews.com

The first clue that this was no routine lawsuit was when the judge threw one of the lawyers in jail.

JOHN F. RHODES/DMN
Lawyer Frank Hernandez thought he'd hit the jackpot with his idea to help secure a casino for the self-styled Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas. Instead, he's fighting allegations of fraud.  It was the latest twist in a Kaufman County case brought against Frank Hernandez by the self-styled Indian nation that once adopted him, dubbed him Gray Eagle, and named him its attorney general.

The Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas, not recognized by the federal government or other Cherokee tribes, has accused Mr. Hernandez of raising money from investors on the tribe's behalf to buy land for a casino the tribe says it didn't know about and doesn't want.


....In the casino case, Judge Chitty ordered Mr. Hernandez jailed until he produced more than $6,000 whose ownership is at issue.

"Never before have I seen an attorney as defendant jailed for contempt," said William Lewis Sessions, who represents the Texas Cherokees.

Mr. Sessions calls Mr. Hernandez's action with the land misconduct. The suit accuses him of fraud. "We are close to filing a grievance with the State Bar of Texas," he said.

The lawsuit says Mr. Hernandez gave the land back to investors when Principal Chief Bear Who Walks Softly, born William Fry Jr., called him on it.

The tribe has since waived any claim to the land, but Mr. Sessions plans to ask the court for more than $1 million in damages and legal fees from Mr. Hernandez.

Mr. Hernandez said he raised $1.3 million and bought 48 acres east of Terrell on Interstate 20 for $600,000 cash. More money went for architectural plans, engineering studies and monthly payments to Mr. Hernandez, Chief Bear and others.

Mr. Sessions and Chief Bear say another million dollars or so was raised and is now accounted for. They say any remaining money belongs to the tribe.

Setting a precedent

A Kaufman County Indian casino would be a gold mine, but there are hurdles.

 According to Tom Kelly, spokesman for the Texas attorney general's office, Indian casinos are illegal in Texas. A case against the Kickapoo tribe's operation in Eagle Pass is on appeal in federal court.

But Mr. Hernandez said he had a strategy for success.

"It's not against the law in Texas to build a casino," Mr. Hernandez said. He claims that a legal precedent would oblige the state to take its case against a casino to the tribe's own Indian court first, then to federal court.

That would be a time-consuming process. "We would be operating the casino in the meantime," he said.

He also insists that Judge Chitty has no business hearing the case.

 "In my opinion, the only institution that regulates Indians is the U.S. Congress," Mr. Hernandez said. "Judge Chitty has no jurisdiction. I don't know of another case in Texas where a judge has heard an Indian nation in court."

But Cherokee officials in Oklahoma dismiss groups like Chief Bear's as "wannabes."

"There is the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, and there are no others and there never will be," said Dr. Richard Allen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma in Tahlequah.

"Our history is so well-documented that it's hard for a new group to be [federally] recognized," he said.

The federal government says Sovereign Cherokee Nation was formed in the 1970s by a retired U.S. Air Force colonel. But the tribe claims to represent descendants of Texas Cherokees going back more than 150 years.

 In the early 1990s, the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas drew the attention of the U.S. Senate when millions of dollars in the nation's bonds – described in a Senate report as "worthless paper" – turned up on companies' books as assets in an international reinsurance scheme that resulted in federal prosecutions.


"We've never been indicted or convicted of anything except standing our ground," Chief Bear said. "Right, wrong or indifferent, we've always acted on the advice of legal counsel. Our problem has been guys we trust trying to use the nation for their own benefit."

In its report, the Senate committee described Chief Bear's group as "neither sovereign, Cherokee, nor a nation ... a sham, run by a group of 'white' or 'Anglo' Americans for the sole purpose of financial self-enrichment."

Chief Bear said the committee said that "because I wouldn't accept their subpoena."

Chief Bear has little to say about himself except that he is a partially disabled veteran. Citizens of the nation have dual U.S. citizenship, he said, and are proud to serve.

He said his group is not seeking federal recognition because its treaty was with the pre-statehood Republic of Texas.

But he agreed that, "If we ever decide to do gambling, we would need to deal with the state." He put the chance of the state's allowing a casino at zero.

The nation's Web site describes multimillion-dollar investments that fund tribal programs, but Chief Bear did not provide details or say how many citizens the nation has.

Lawyer's interest

Mr. Hernandez....said he was drawn to the casino project for several reasons.

"It was for the money initially," he said. "I thought, 'I can prove they're a nation, and we can do a lot of good for Cherokees in East Texas.' It was interesting legally, whether we could formulate this and make it a reality."

Mr. Hernandez said Chief Bear knew of his casino plans and signed a contract giving him a one-third interest in the operation. He was also to own book and movie rights, and he was to call the shots.

He said Chief Bear had no problem with the project until a meeting in January 2004.

"Bear tried to convince me that I had not conveyed the land properly," Mr. Hernandez said. "I said, 'It's not how you got the land, it's how you use the land.' "

He said he once told Chief Bear, "I might be able to make a nation, but I'm not sure I have the right Indians."

Chief Bear said Mr. Hernandez was under an injunction not to recruit a band of Indians more to his liking but did so anyway, another issue in the case....

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Re: Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2010, 02:46:31 pm »
Found an account by yet another group, Cherokee Band of Texas, of what's gone on in the SCNT.

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http://www.cherokeebandoftexas.org/#/history/4532768635
....until 1977 when the Cherokee people of East Texas, most of whom had intermarried with Anglos, reorganized and wrote a constitution to re-establish their tribal identity as an independent tribe within a nation.

They attempted to establish a republican form of government with officials temporarily appointed until an election could be held. The original signers of the 1977 Constitution were Richard Black Bear, Chief of State, Dale Broken Wing, Chief Justice, and Man of Horses, Council Chief. Special Governing Council reaffirmed this constitution, on July 8, 1993. An election was never held, but Voice of Thunder served as Ugu or Principal Chief until 1992 when Utsidihi flicks became Ugu in 1993. However, an internal strife occurred in the early 1990s, which resulted in the overthrow of Chief Hicks and the insertion of Bear Who Walks Softly as Interim Chief, Chief Justice and finally Principal Chief. At this time, about 1993, an agreement was made between Chief Bear Who Walks Softly and the newly adopted/appointed Attorney General, Frank Hernandez, Grey Eagle, to explore the possibility of establishing a casino on Cherokee land. This plan failed and resulted in a law suit against Hernandez, who was banished from the Sovereign Cherokee Nation — Tejas (SCNT) and ordered to pay $22,000,000.00 in restitutions.

Still no election had been held during the 1990s as Bear Who Walks Softly produced another constitution dated 1991, which provided for appointment of officials by council rather than election by the Cherokee people. Although the 1991 Constitution was declared null and void in July 1993 by the Governing Council presided over by Chief Hicks and confirmed by Utsidihi Hicks, Chief Adastiyali and Wasini Watson with proxy vote from Councilman Frank Teesateskie, Bear Who Walks Softly retained the “appointment” policy, after assuming power. The vote for rejection of the 1991 Constitution was 4 for and 0 against, but Bear Who Walks Softly declared the vote illegal and ignored this decision by the “Hicks Group”.

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There is little or no tribal activity recorded during the 1990s. Senator Nun’s Committee inquiry regarding the issue of SCNT bonds to secure certain questionable insurance issues, which resulted in the conviction of Bear Who Walks Softly’s associate, Dallas Bessant, for fraud, was the main activity noted during this period. In 2004, Grey Eagle, Frank Hernandez, as Attorney General, initiated correspondence to citizens of the SCNT regarding the planned Raven Casino Project. This was the first communication from the SCNT that many of the Cherokees had received since joining.

This series of called meetings regarding the casino project allowed Cherokees to meet each other and identified a need for proper organizational structure for the Cherokee people. It was decided by consensus that an election should be held to recognize the “active” citizens of the tribe and elect officials as authorized by Cherokee custom and outlined in the 1977 Constitution. Also, the citizens wanted to contact others of Cherokee lineage in Texas and encourage them to become citizens of the nation if they were born in Texas. This desire led to the General Election of June 18, 2005, which was disrupted by Bear Who Walks Softly who stormed into the library used as a polling place and demanded that the election be cancelled because it was illegal since he had not authorized its conduct. The alarmed Election Clerk closed the poli and only the early (mailed in) votes were available to count. Only 9 votes from an authorized 155 qualified voters were counted. Those who received votes were; Medicine Deer for Principal Chief, Frank Grey Eagle for Attorney General, and Rain Crow, Silver Fox and Silent Wolf for Governing Council. These positions were considered “Interim” as the full election process had not been allowed due to the interruption by Chief, Bear Who Walks Softly.

On August 19, 2006 after numerous postponements, due to an on going legal action filed by the former regime in the name of SCNT, a proper election was held at the Administrative Offices in Mabank, Texas. The election process was overseen by two non-citizen election Judges who confirmed that the election was conducted as prescribed by the election codes for the State of Texas. The results of the 102 votes cast by the 203 qualified voters were the election of Medicine Deer to the Principal Chief’s position, Rain Crow was elected 2’ Chief, with Silent Wolf, Silver Fox, Buffalo Redbawk, Spotted Horse, Sky Warrior, White Horse and Bear Walking (by write-in vote) elected to the Governing Council.

The newly elected officials established a monthly meeting schedule for the Governing Council with the results of the meetings being sent to all citizens monthly in newsletter format. Resolutions were proposed, voted on and recorded and Administrative Orders were issued and recorded. Committees were established as required for conduct of the tribe’s business by the newly elected officials. However, all of these functions were suspended in January 2007 as a result of Temporary Restraining Orders requested by Bear Who Walks Softly acting as the SCNT and issued by the Judge of the Kaufman County Court. The intervention in tribal business by local Texas officials is not new to the Cherokee people, although highly questionable under existing Federal Laws. Many of the Cherokees withdrew from the SCNT and formed a new group known as the Cherokee Band of Texas, which drew up a new Constitution, allowing considerable freedom to members to participate in the new government which confirms that the Cherokee people will not be prevented from freedom of assembly and democratic government. The new Cherokee Band of Texas proclaims absolutely no affiliation or association with the Sovereign Cherokee Nation — Tejas (SCNT) and has made every possible effort to disassociate itself from the SCNT and its citizens or officials.

CURRENT PLANS

The Cherokee Band of Texas owns 2 acres of land on 1-20, near Dyess Air Force Base west of Abilene, Texas which is planned as a site for our Cherokee Tobacco Store and service station. Some day, after we have achieved federal recognition from the Bureau of Indian Affairs this site could be an excellent location for a Cherokee Casino and Hotel.

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Re: Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 06:52:30 pm »
Found these documents on the Sovereign Cherokee nation of Texas/Tejas;


SOVEREIGN CHEROKEE NATION TEJAS


TRIBAL IDENTIFICATION


INDIAN NAME: Birth Number


ENGLISH NAME:


FAMILY CLAN:
DATE OF BIRTH:
ADDRESS:
TELEPHONE NUMBER: AREA CODE
POSITION:
(
TRIBE
PLACE OF BIRTH
)-
SPOUSE INDIAN NAME: Birth Number

ENGLISH NAME:


FAMILY CLAN:
DATE OF BIRTH:
ADDRESS:
TELEPHONE NUMBER: AREA CODE
POSITION:
(
TRIBE
PLACE OF BIRTH
)-
CHILDREN:
English Name
1.
Indian Name Date of Birth

 2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
PARENTS NAME: FATHER:


MOTHER:


P. GRAND FATHER:
P. GRAND MOTHER:
M. GRAND FATHER:
M. GRAND MOTHER:
SIGNATURE: DATE:
RECOMMENDED BY: DATE:
APPROVED BY: DATE:
DATE ABDOPTED:
ROLL NUMBER FATHER:
CHILD: 1.
3.
5.
2.
4.
6.
TRIBE:
MOTHER:
REGISTRAR: DATE:

SOVEREIGN CHEROKEE NATION TEJAS (Seal)


SOVEREIGN CHEROKEE NATION TEJAS (SCNT) P.O. BOX 145 FATE, TEXAS 75132 (214) 329-4793

SCNT Tribal ID Form PAGE SOLO rev. 04/16/02

    
 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________OATH OF CITIZENSHIP


 I ________________________________ KNOWN TO THE


CHEROKEE PEOPLE AS _____________________________ OF MY OWN


FREE WILL AND ACCORD, DO HEREBY AND HEREON, SINCERELY AND
SOLEMNLY, PROMISE OR SWEAR THAT I WILL ABIDE BY, ADHERE TO,
AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION, LAWS, AND EDICTS OF THE
SOVEREIGN CHEROKEE NATION TEJAS.


IF REQUESTED, I FURTHERMORE PROMISE OR SWEAR THAT I
WILL SUPPORT AND BE IN ALLIANCE WITH THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA IN ITS DEFENSE OF OUR HOMELAND FROM INTRUDERS OR
ENEMIES EITHER FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC.


I FURTHERMORE, PROMISE OR SWEAR TO PERFORM MY DUTY AS A
CITIZEN OF THE SOVEREIGN CHEROKEE NATION TEJAS WITH
DEDICATION, HONESTY, LOYALTY, AND TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY,
SO HELP ME GOD, AND KEEP ME STEADFAST.


________ DATE: _______________


SIGNATURE OF CITIZEN


_________________________________ DATE: _______________
OATH ADMINISTRATOR


WITNESSES:


SOVEREIGN CHEROKEE NATION TEJAS (SCNT) P.O. BOX 145 FATE, TEXAS 75132
Tel: 214-329-4793 Fax: 214-329-4795
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
except where so prohibited, all laws necessary and proper to promote, establish, regulate,
insure, administer, and provide for the following, but not limited hereto:

 the common defense, the general welfare, the economic well-being, the
domestic tranquility, to uphold justice, and secure the blessings of funda-
mental freedom and sovereign equality for all the people of the Sovereign
Cherokee Nation Tejas.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE SOVEREIGN
CHEROKEE NATION TEJAS (SCNT).

_______________________________________ DATE __________________
ENGLISH NAME

______________________________________ ROLL #_________________
CHEROKEE NAME

I accept the Constitution in its present form __________________________________
Signature and Date

I do not accept the Constitution in its present form ______________________________
Signature and Date

Please Mail originals back to the SCNT for our records.

SCNT P.O. Box 145 Fate, Texas 75132 Office: 214-329-4793 Fax: 214-329-4795
Initials__________


ARTICLE II.


We, The People of the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas, recognizing that the
individual is the foundation of culture, society and of the nation, and whereas it is a
fundamental right of all individuals to practice and perpetuate the indigenous culture,
society, and nation into which they are born, do hereby resolve that Sovereign Cherokee
Nation Tejas, shall make no laws or have no laws that prohibit or abridge a citizen’s
right:

*** to be guaranteed the greatest degree of personal freedom through a
Republican form of limited government with free elections *** to have the provision for
initiative, referendum and amendment to this Constitution *** to freely exercise one’s
religion in public or private *** to have free and unabridged speech and press *** to
keep and bear large and small Arms and to protect one’s self and property *** to be
secure in one’s person, dwellings, papers and effects against unreasonable search and
seizure, and that no warrants shall be issued, except upon probable cause, supported by
Oath or Affirmation, and describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to
be seized *** to refuse to provide testimony against one’s self or being compelled to be a
witness against one’s self in any civil or criminal case *** to be deprived of life, liberty
or property, without due process of law *** to refuse to yield one’s personal property for
the public good and use, without the owners just consent and being justly compensated
therefore *** to have a speedy trial by a jury of one’s fellow men or to be guaranteed that
one will not be placed free from laws which impair contracts or are retroactive, unequally
applied, or non-uniform *** to be free from all forms of direct taxation which includes
personal income, business income and inheritance ***
to have anything except gold and
silver coin a tender in payment of debts public and private *** to have any information
pertaining to one’s private business or personal affairs disclosed by any person within the
government or its agencies without one’s express consent ***
to be guaranteed that all
power which is not specifically delegated to the government or prohibited thereto shall
inviolably rest with the people ***


ARTICLE III.

The power of this government is administered by the Governing Council, which
shall be composed of the Council of Chiefs. The Council of Chiefs is all Chiefs active or
retired within the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas.

ARTICLE IV.

Notwithstanding the provision of Article III, the Governing Council of the
Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas reserves to itself the power to propose laws or
amendments to this Constitution as so brought before them or the Senate of Law by the
Citizens of this Nation through petition, initiative, or referendum.

ARTICLE V.

The Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas Governing Council affirmed and aided by
the Senate to ensure that all such persons within the government are duly and truly
prepared, worthy and well qualified and to acknowledge the existence of the Great Spirit
and the future state of reward or punishment subject to His divine province, and to
promise or swear to protect and defend this Constitution while in office and/or as a
citizen, shall have the complete and unencumbered authority to make for its citizens,

SCNT P.O. Box 145 Fate, Texas 75132 Office: 214-329-4793 Fax: 214-329-4795
Initials__________


CONSTITUTION

OF THE

SOVEREIGN CHEROKEE NATION TEJAS

WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE SOVEREIGN CHEROKEE NATION TEJAS


__________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Re: Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 07:20:08 pm »
And this:

IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE I WELCOME YOU WITH THIS APPLICATION FOR
TRIBAL CITIZENSHIP INTO THE SOVEREIGN CHEROKEE NATION TEJAS (SCNT). YOU
WILL NEED TO FILL OUT THE ENCLOSED TRIBAL FORM AND GET TWO PEOPLE WHO
CAN ATTEST TO YOU BEING OF NEW SPAIN OR TEXAS INDIAN DESCENT. THESE
STATEMENTS MUST BE NOTARIZED. YOU WILL HAVE TO LEARN THE CONSTITUTION
AND HISTORY OF THE SCNT, AND THE CHEROKEE LANGUAGE, ALL OF WHICH WILL BE
PROVIDED TO YOU. LASTLY, YOU WILL BE SWORN IN AT A SPECIFIED DATE.


TO ANSWER SEVERAL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:


1. OUR NATION IS NOT A BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS NATION.
2. WE’VE NEVER SIGNED A TREATY WITH THE UNITED STATES.
3. WE ARE NOT PART OF THE OKLAHOMA CHEROKEE OR ANY OF THE OTHER THIRTEEN
(13) CHEROKEE NATIONS, EXCEPT BY KINSHIP.
4. OUR GOVERNMENT HAS ITS OWN CONSTITUTION AND LAWS.
5. WE ARE IN ALLIANCE WITH THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. IN FACT IN THE
OATH THAT YOU TAKE WITH THE NATION, YOU SWEAR THAT YOU WILL SUPPORT
AND BE IN ALLIANCE WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN DEFENSE OF
OUR HOMELAND FROM INTRUDERS EITHER FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC.
WE HAVE COMPILED A FAMILY TREE OF PEOPLE WE KNOW TO BE OF TEXAS INDIAN
DESCENT AND WOULD WELCOME YOUR FAMILY TREE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.


PLEASE RETURN YOUR APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO:


SOVERIGN CHEROKEE NATION TEJAS
ATTN: REGISTRAR


P.O. BOX 145
FATE, TEXAS 75132
FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY FAX INQUIRIES TO AREA CODE 214-329-4795.


THANK YOU,


Morning Star; REGISTRAR
SOVEREIGN CHEROKEE NATION TEJAS

Al is this group different than Cherokee of Texas?
Walk with the Sun; Dance with the Moon; Sing with the Stars; But always...Run with the Wind. -
Snow Owl, Nevada. December 8, 2001