There is no blood quantum requirement. There are 3 ways to become a member of our tribe
1. Cherokee or Powhatan by blood
2. By marriage to a member
3. By adoption
Fully 1/4 of the entire old original Cherokee Nation is descended from Pocahontas and Powhatan, and we can back that up. Our base rolls are all historical Cherokee Rolls plus the 10,000+ name publication by Wyndham Robertson:
"POCAHONTAS alias MATOAKA and her descendants through her marriage at JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA IN APRIL 1614 with JOHN ROLFE, GENTLEMAN -- INCLUDING NAMES OF ALFRIEND, ARCHER, BENTLY, BERNARD, BLAND, BOLLING, BRANCH, CABELL, CATLETT, CARY, DANDRIDGE, DIXON, DOUGLAS, DUVAL, ELDRIDGE, ELLETT, FERGUSON, FIELD, FLEMING, GAY, GORDON, GRIFFIN GRAYSON,, HARRISON, HUBARD, LEWIS, LOGAN, MARKHAM, MEADE, McRAE, MURRAY, PAGE, POYTHRESS, RANDOLPH, ROBERTSON, SKIPWITH, STANARD, AZEWELL, WALKE, WEST, WHITTLE ANDMANY OTHERS with BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES by Wyndham Robertson and ILLUSTRATIVE HISTORICAL NOTES by R.A. BROCK"
...PUBLISHED IN RICHMOND, VA IN 1887.
MANY OTHER (DOZENS) of SURNAMES are here. All other Cherokee descendants are welcome to enroll here also.
We were the first Cherokees to go to Missouri and Arkansas, starting to arrive here in 1652.
We are a traditional Tsalagi Tribe, with a 7 clan system, with a special status... viewed by the BIA as a historical Powhatan/Cherokee tribe that is totally unique and separate from the Northern Cherokees Nation(s)... who are all doing great work and making great strides for Cherokees as a whole. We are all one nation, after all... just need to work on Unity!
They enroll in and receive the coveted NAIEA (WWW.NAIEA.COM) enrollment card, WITH OVER 660,000 NATIVE AMERICAN MEMBERS TO DATE, which can be used as a passport to travel to many foreign countries. NAIEA is led by William Lamebull, who is very influential nationally. They put on the huge "Gathering of Nations" PowWow annually in NM where about 900 indian councils are represented.
Wado for considering us!
OUR POLICY HAS NEVER BEEN TO CHARGE FOR AN ENROLLMENT APPLICATION, BUT VERY SMALL DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED, AS THERE IS NO TRIBAL BUDGET IN OUR A.N.A. GRANT TO COVER THE COST OF THE 5 PAGE APPLICATION, A LARGE MANILA ENVELOPE, AND POSTAGE FOR TWO OUNCES.
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AMONSOQUATH BAND OF CHEROKEE
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Van Buren, MO 63965
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