The NCOLT denounced Anderson for feeding off their membership.http://www.geocities.com/ncnolt1/notice.html
It has been brought to my attention that there is a web sight titled "Chickamauga or Western Cherokee"
that is soliciting Green family members to enroll in a newly formed group calling themselves the "Green Band." Included in the web sight under the heading of "background" is an alleged testimony by a Scott
Anderson, also, calling himself Blue Otter.
Much of the information allegedly authored by Mr. Anderson is erroneous. For any part that is true, he displays no knowledge that has not been previously published by me concerning our Northern
Cherokee history and the Green family of Cherokees.
The group purports to be seceding from the Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory and other splinter groups for traditional reasons. There is no evidence in the web sight that they were ever a part of us.
Like groups who have broken away from the original Northern Cherokee Nation and/or have been formed by the inspiration of the existence of the same, this one again is evidently trying to nibble away at the membership of the Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory.
For example, he says they are breaking away for traditional reasons, and I would venture to say that the authors of this web sight have no idea of our Green family traditions. In his list of chiefs, Benjamin
Franklin Green is wrong. Benjamin "Franklin" Green was not the father of James Green. The middle name is erroneous.
Benjamin Green, James Green and John Harvey Neal were my direct ancestors, and I am very aware of their tradition, which values we follow closely today.
Isn't it ironic that those who wish to break away from us, attempt to display continuity to the old nation through the ancestral leaders of those whom they are allegedly trying to break away from. These
groups evidently are not aware that they can never attain federal recognition by using our ancestral leaders. If they are legitimate Cherokees, they must do the research to find their own bonified
leaders, and not piggy back on us.
I am not aware of a Scott Anderson on our membership roll; he certainly has never taken a leadership roll or assumed a role of influence among the original Northern Cherokees. This appears to me to be no more than another Indian membership-card mill which, like others, may be to only get funds for a card, identifying one as a Cherokee, but doing no research of genealogy to affirm such to be true.
It would be nice if all these groups who know nothing about us, yet try to steal away our identify and history, would at least come and learn something about us, so that instead of having 100 fragramented
groups, we could be united again into a great nation.
Northern Cherokee Nation Old Louisiana Territory
Jan. 4, 2001
But check out what the NCOLT preaches.http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:eXsGwQMUNf8J:www.audarya-fellowship.com/showflat.php%3FCat%3D%26Board%3DWorldNews%26Number%3D37526%26page%3D0%26view%3Dcollapsed%26sb%3D5%26o%3D%26fpart%3Dall%26vc%3D1+%22beverly+baker+northup%22+fraud&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=3
Missouri Cherokee Tribes proclaim Jewish Heritage
February 7, 2003
The Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory has recently shocked the world by claiming their ancient Oral legends tell of a Cherokee migration made to America from the area known as Masada.
This startling evidence is being offered to the public by Beverly Baker Northup whom is the spokesperson for their organization. The evidence offered in support of this connection to Cherokees escaping the mountain fortress of Masada is based in part of what Northup claims is stories passed down from elders and the similarity between ancient words.
Beverly Baker Northup believes there is a connection between these two peoples based on evidence of Jews of the region around Masada during Roman times wearing braided hair and the similarities that the spokesperson attributes to Hebrew language.
In explaining this connection Beverly Baker Northup is quoted as saying:
"The story has been kept alive among our Cherokee people that the Sicarii who escaped from Masada, are some of our ancestors who managed to cross the water to this land, and later became known as Cherokees. (Please note the phonetic resemblance of Si'cari'i and, Cherokee or Tsa'ra-gi'.)"
Northup claims that the famous scholar Josephus wrote that there were escapees from Masada in which the spokesperson for the Northern Cherokee states that this is evidence that gives credence to this connection between the Cherokee Indians and the Jews.
In addition to other startling claims, there is also the belief by the Northern Cherokee that a rock that was uncovered in Tennessee in 1889 that is named the Bat Creek Stone, proves a transatlantic connection to Jews. Northup believes that the scratched writings on the rock indicate that the stone is evidence of a first century Atlantic Crossing to America by these escaped Jews that later became known as the Northern Cherokee Indians.