American Indian Tribal Affiliation Study
Phase I: Ethnohistoric Literature Review
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Appendix 5:
Native American Consultations

In accordance with the terms of contract number 1443PX700094C12, we identified certain federally recognized Native American tribes that could potentially have historical ties to the land of the Amistad NRA at the beginning of the contract period. A letter was prepared and signed by Superintendent Sontag, and sent to each of the tribes listed below.

Federally Recognized TribeTribal ContactAddress
Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (including Waco, Keechi, Tawa-koni) Mr. Gary McAdams,
P.O. Box 729
Anadarko, OK 73005
Kiowa Tribe Mr. Billy Evans Horse,
P.O. Box 369
Carnegie, OK 73015
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Mr. Jerry Haney,
Principal Chief
P.O. Box 1498
Wewoka, OK 7488440
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
P.O. Box 17579, Ysleta Stn.
El Paso, TX 79917
Caddo Indian Tribe Ms. Stacy Halfmoon,
NAGPRA Coordinator
P.O. Box 487
Binger, OK 73009
Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Mr. Kendall Scott,
Chairman, Business Committee
P.O. Box 972
Eagle Pass, TX 78858
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma Mr. Ricardo Salazar,
P.O. Box 70
McCloud, OK 74851
Fort Sill Apache Tribe Ruby H. Darrow, Chairperson
(Michael Darrow, NAGPRA Coordinator)
Route 2, Box 121
Apache, OK 73006
Tonkawa Tribe Mr. Don Patterson P.O. Box 70
Tonkawa, OK 74653
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Mr. Henry Kostzuta, Chairman
(Mr. Alonzo Chalepah, NAGPRA Coordinator)
P.O. Box 1220
Anadarko, OK 73005
Comanche Tribe Mr. Keith Yackeyonny, Chairman
(Ms. Phyllis Attocknie, NAGPRA Coordinator)
P.O. Box 908
Lawton, OK. 73502
Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Mr. Marshall Grover,
P.O. Box 470
Pawnee, OK 74058

At the conclusion of the study, we found that the associations of the above groups with the lands of the Amistad NRA are variable. Strong ties are held by many of these tribes. However, there was no evidence of the Pawnee in the Amistad NRA area. Moreover, we found no direct evidence that the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo had ties to the region, but, given their affiliation with a number of Apache bands, we do not exclude that possibility.

The research also indicated that several additional tribes, not on the above list, also have strong historical ties to the lands of the Amistad NRA. Among these, the Mescalero have the strongest ties. Other tribes may have ties to these lands as members of their group passed through and/or resided nearby for a period of time, particularly during the mid-nineteenth century. In addition, certain Native Americans with ties to the Amistad NRA, such as the Kickapoo, divided into separate federally recognized tribes. Each subdivision should be contacted during Phase II. At the conclusion of the ethnohistoric review, we realized that several additional tribes and groups were historically present and should be contacted. In the United States, these are the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the Creek Nation, the Cherokee Nation, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes, the Shawnee, and the Delaware.

Below is a list of these groups:

Federally Recognized TribeTribal ContactAddress
Jicarilla Apache Mr. L. Atole, President P.O. Box 507
Dulce, NM 87528
White Mountain Apache Tribal Council Mr. Ronnie Lupe,
P.O. Box 700
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
Mescalero Apache Tribe Ms. Donna McFaddin,
P.O. Box 227
Mescalero, NM 88340
Kickapoo of Kansas Tribe
Route 1, Box 157
Horton, KS 66439
Cherokee Nation Joe Byrd,
Principal Chief
P.O. Box 498
Tahlequah, OK. 74464
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
P.O. Box 455
Cherokee, NC 28719
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee
P.O. Box 746
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Alabama-Coushatta Tribes Joe Bergen,
Tribal Administrator
Route 3 Box 640
Livingston, TX 77351
Delaware Tribe of West Oklahoma Lawrence Snake,
P.O. Box 825
Anadarko, OK 73005
Delaware Tribe of Indians Curtis Zunigha,
108 S. Seneca
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Larry Nuckols,
2025 S. Gordon Cooper
Shawnee, OK 74801
Eastern Shawnee Tribe Nelis S. Captain,
P.O. Box 350
Seneca, MO 64665
Poarch Band of Creek Indians
HCR 69A, Box 85B
Atmore, Al 36502
Muscogee (Creek) Nation R. Perry Beaver,
Principal Chief
P.O. Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Citizen Potawatomi Nation John A. Barrett,
1901 S. Gordon Cooper Dr.
Shawnee, Ok. 74801
Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe
P.O. Box 97
Mayetta, KS 66509

At least two groups that should be contacted reside in Mexico. These are the Seminole Maroons in Nacimiento, and the Kickapoo in Muzquiz, some of whom also reside near Eagle Pass. Rather than send these groups and tribes a copy of the May 1998 letter, they were sent a draft of the present study along with a cover letter explaining the study and requesting any comments they wish to provide. Again, telephone communication was made and any comments received will be addressed in the final document.

Finally, several Native American organizations have recently formed in Texas. While none of these organizations are federally recognized, they are mentioned here because some members of these groups have spoken with one of us (Kenmotsu) and stated that they may have among their members lineal descendants (as defined under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3001) of historic groups who were affiliated with the lands of the Amistad NRA. These are the The People of LaJunta (Jumano/Mescalero), Lipan Apache Band of Texas, Tap Pilam-the Coahuiltecan Nation, Comanche Penateka Tribe, and the Tribal Council of Carrizo/Comecrudo Nation of Texas. Each of these groups has submitted a letter of intent to petition the Bureau of Indian Affairs for federally recognized tribal status. We recommend that each be contacted during Phase II.

Non-Federally Recognized GroupContactAddress
Lipan Apache Band of Texas Chief David Ortiz 109 Cliffort Court
San Antonio, TX 78210
Tap Pilam-Coahuiltecan Nation Mickey Killian,
P.O. Box 100113
San Antonio, TX 78201
The People of LaJunta (Jumano/Mescalero) Jose Antonio Acosta 2111 Beverly
Odessa, TX 79761
Comanche Penateka Tribe George H. Salazar 724 E. 11th Street #17
Houston, TX 77008
Carrizo/Comecrudo Nation of Texas Juan B. Macias 5319 E. 6th Street
Lubbock, TX 79403

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