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Message-Id: <199502181854.MAA08233@info.tamu.edu>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 12:37:41 CST
Sender: NATIVE-L Aboriginal Peoples: news & information <NATIVE-L@TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU>
Subject: Texas Tonkawa
Original Sender: curran@astro.as.utexas.edu (Dian Curran)

Texas Tonkawa

From Rob WhiteWolf, 17 February 1995

This was given to me by a friend who asked me to pass this on. You may reply to the snail mail address given below or to me directly and I'll pass it on to him.

The time is come to gather the Tonkawa People of Texas into a sovereign nation. There are several thousand mixed blood Tonkawa living in the Tonkawa homeland area of central Texas. We need to come out of hiding, become organized, have donated or buy some land for a reservation, and gain federal recognition with full rights and benefits.

The Tonkawa people were never very numerous and after the Anadarko masacre, there were even less to form a gene pool, so it was obvious that all suviving Tonkawa are very mixed with at most a quarter Tonkawa blood. Therefore a blood quantum amount is not necessary or needed especially since blood quantum is a white man's concept and is used to divide and control Native Americans. Also, with Texas' historical policy of move them or kill them, and only assimilated mixed bloods allowed, the records are very spase and confusing with many Texan families claiming black dutch heritage, keeping very quier about actually being Tonkawa, Karankawa, Lipon Apache, Comanche, Waco, Kiowa, Caddo, Coushatta, Coahuiltec, Zapotec, Aztec, Shawnee, Choctaw, Cherokee and others. Therfore, very sparse records and family secret word of mouth, along with a check out by our seer who is Native American but not Tonkawa, will be acceptable for admittance.

Please tell all of your friends that you think might be Tonkawa so that they can respond. Please make copies of this and put it on buletin boards and further spread the word.

Please respond to this by writing to:

Rob WhiteWolf
314-B Craigmont Dr.
Austin, TX 78745

or by emailing me at curran@astro.as.utexas.edu and I will pass it on.