More eyewitness reports:
Doris aligns herself to Tom Big Warrior who is the
biggest twinkie I ever seen. He has a big mouth, no
respect. He claims to be Chief of RedHeart Warrior
Society which is made up of prisoners in the jails, he
also claims to be the History Keeper of Eastern Lenape Nation??? This guy is also in cohoots with Chief Billy Blue Feather or whatever he calls himself they are out of Conn. and are the ones who adopt whether you can be there or not, I think you had the link acqtc .com These people are bad news, they come down as guests of Tom Big Warrior and throw this area in turmoil. How? Lenape Nation of Pa. is envolved with the city of Easton to get a monument put up by the city to honor our ancestors. Tom decides to get these Conn. people
involed and run the thing. We walked out of meetings with the city and Tom. The town has since seen that they realized they made a mistake and asked us to come back without Tom or the Conn. people. These are the same people who put on a dance called the Lenape buffalo dance, and also Lenape style martial arts???
Never heard that one before. Little Soldier is
another, this guy is completly unhinged he may go to the powwows around here and hang with Tom Big Warrior but he is NOTHING at all to Lenape Nation of Penna.
There has been a big push to distance ourselves from the wantabees, adoptees who were adopted by adoptees. At one time 20 years or more ago people were being adopted by 2 Chiefs from other tribes who seemed like it was who could adopt the most on any given day. And now today we have to deal with all these people who thinks its cool to be native.
That is why to be a member of Lenape Nation of Penna. you have to have proof of your geneology back to a ancestor. We don't go by blood quatum, thats something the europeans imposed on native people. We have started a language program, we have some elders who have been taught Southern Unami and our program is based on that.
I could never understand why some of the western
people can not accept the decendants of those who
stayed behind. Our Nation does have ties with some tribal leaders in Okla. and Canada as well as
Wisconcin. But they too play a game of politics and
why its that way I don't understand. When I was fairly new to all this I wrote a letter to one of the tribes out west and for once I got a response back. I asked why is it it seems like we are outcasts to our own people. I was told in a polite way that they accept us as we're all related. There was more along this line but I can't remember.....
Twinkies, New Agers, Etc: I really believe these
people are lost. They not only don't know who or what they are but I have seen some real oddballs. I've come to think of them as people who re-enact and really do think they are cool or something. I don't know........When I see them at a powwow and they try talking to me I keep moving. Alot of people do the same.
I'm new here, so I don't know that anyone will pay me much mind.
You all are discussing wannabe groups and people in Pa. This American Indian Alliance was started by a guy named Dennis Hoffman. He changed his name to Black Hawk a few years ago and now claims he is carded Lenape Indian. His only card is from his membership in the Eastern Delaware Nations back in the 90's. He also claims his father was a full blood Lenape. Wrong. His ancestry is thin, at best and not verifiable.
He has no people and his friends are pissed of at him because he took advantage of them and cleaned some of them out. He was adopted longtime ago by your Doris Riverbird Woman, supposed to be turtle clan, but also claims wolf clan sometimes. He has no clan and no real status. Ya'll need to watch out for this man, he's not honest at all. Name withheld
Below a "teaching drum" does this mean she drags the big drum around-
Found on search engine-
Storytelling by Grandmother "Doris" Riverbird, and
the Teaching Drum. ...www.elementalinspirations.com/mifflinburg03.html
- Cached - More from this site
Rehab & Ed Center. There will be a live birds of prey
display, Grandmother Doris Riverbird Woman will be
storytelling, White Panther will have a Native
American Martial Arts. Chief Bill Thompson &
Eastern Lënape Nation of Pennsylvania (ELN). Many of the eastern bands have ties to the ELN.