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					    The Louisiana Parishes of the Tribal
             Nation – SNTI/HCF

                    Tejas – Ishak
            The Sunrise and Sunset people




                                    A Louisiana Time line
This time line is divided for the reasons of regional discoveries and discussion where are
such was the whole of the Tejas Nation or that of the Hidden Kingdom, each reagent had
is own caddis, and council, or sachem which belonged to a confederate thus the collective
nation, that nation belonged to a triune confederacy consisting of three confederacies -
the Natchez, or Nacobeche, that of the Hasinai (Tejas) and that of the Caddo which
arrived much later on as they were called “Black Pawnee,” by the French, and as from the
elders of the Pawnee Nation have spoken they Caddo and Pawnee were once of the Same
peoples- just divided by now political differences, then, this map is of that of the 1700’s
era of Louisiana the Hasinai Confederacy is that as we address- that too with the Great
Little Council of Nacogdoches and the GCOC- Great Council of Chiefs - within such is
its development and divisions – during such the timeline to present the United States has
moved or removed most tribal nations from their original places – however such is not
the case with the Hidden Kingdom and its Confederates. Until such times as the
slaughter brought on by the Catholic Inquisition, that by the Government of Texas, The
first peoples of this region have called and remained close to the heart of their homelands,
this is a vast area- yes but due to The Natural Disasters laid upon such as the heartland of
the hidden Kingdom, The Tribal Nation, its people have been scattered, yet again, thus
not on one reservation, yet as the traditional means of work and support have demised
and the economy in the region as such will not support such traditional means those of
the Tribal Nation can be found in all 50 states.
Here in Tejas; there several forums of Government. These are as such under a general
outline no matter what forum government has taken, these are the bones of such as it
hangs on. An out line of tribal Government – ( Learn more )

            The Great Little Council of Nacogdoches
This is the Confederated Councils of the Tribal bands, clans, Quatrells and other smaller
associated tribal units of the Tribal Nation. The Chiefs of such confederacy are elected-
the chair of such confederacy is called a paramount chief – during the Time of the Tettat
the chair is set - thus delegates are elected to such council The chair of the council sets
at the Great Council of Chiefs with in the Tejas Nation as a member of the Great Council
of Chiefs – thus a Cadis- the great little council of Nacogdoches is where the Triune
Confederacies and their delegates would also meet- each has a chair or that of a Principal
Chief of their band or Quatrelled Tribal Nation, the confederacy is utilized for the greater
good of all members- In the mid 1800’s the Caddo, left their chair open at this council
and signed over their rights to the Untied States and thus removed themselves to present
day Binger reservation. Thus the president’s chair at the GLC is of the last of The
Standing Triune Confederacy – Thus the Current Paramount Chief is the Awakened
Tettat of the Tribal Nation-

                          Great Council of Chiefs
The international office of the Tribal Nation this is where the president and governors of
such regions of the Tribal Nation call the home office. Is where State to Tribal
Government and daily functions of Tribal Government for the Tejas Nation. This is
where such meetings between the Tribal Nation and that of other Tribal Nations would
occur. This is where the Tettat would be when awakened – under the chieftain rule
system the Tettat is the only executive chief which could bind the tribe, and the
confederacy for any permanent set of time. Learn more

                          The Great Winter Council

This is a congress of elected delegates of the Tribal Nation. It is made up of three
divisions for modern terms:
    • A Parrish has representatives, called sachems, thus the house
    • And each region a delegate or as such a Senator- called a headman
    • The third house called the long house or lodge is a separate council called the
        elders council. This is an earned or appointed position - Location Dallas & Ft.
        Worth Texas

                          The Great Summer Council

The judiciary of the Tribal Nation is made up of both elected and appointed judges – also
where the Tejas Bar for Lawyers would meet – location Houston Texas
                                  The Autumn Council
A council of delegates for that of the house – where smaller and all local matters are
brought to the national council during winter. Delegates the equivalent to aldermen -
Traditionally where membership and immigration matters start, as well as archives of the
Tribal Nation are generated. Former Location: New Orleans

                                     Council of Spring
Providential Council and such elected delegates and assigned sub committees – that of a
State level of Government
Location- Des Moines IA- Boulder Co

                                     The Fall Council
The electorate Council of delegates – that of the County and local levels of Government
of which a person must be elected to in order to serve at any other level of councils thus
an electoral college of sorts for the Tribal Nation also sets the annual docket of council
meetings – Location of the General Assembly of the Fall Council is set through the
annual process- thus the fall councils are assigned in General Assembly and broken into
sub committees - the General Assembly usually meets in Okalahoma City




             Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas
                        Tribal Homelands
From Jacksonville, Tyler, to Shreveport, Bossier, Springhill and Opelousas, to Medory, Cuney,
Yazoo City- Panther Burn - Kilo and Edom, Blackjack, Nacogdoches, Whitehouse and
Whitehorse –Mud Creek, The Trinity River, Naches River Little Hill Creek Brook to the Gulf
coast of New Iberia, Baton Rouge Jamaica to Houston, Austin and San Antonio- Colliea and
Moscow Cuba- and Webster there are many places with in the heart of the tribal homelands of the
Tribal Nation – no matter where you live the heart of the matter is deep with in the woods of East
Texas, and that of Southwestern Louisiana. But, where ever your home is the heart of the Tribal
Nation is here-the stories of the beginning of our people.

Yes there is no such reservation – we are not locked up on such lands as you would understand- a
reservation, or as that of a reservation to be. We are not some wild game exhibit to be placed
aside for public viewing nor as such a menagerie of a zoo of people just to be locked up on one
lot of land for public viewing and display.

We are not children of the White Man- We know how to survive and blow our own nose and
complete the tasks of personal hygiene on our own. Our Community is as vast network and
stretches outwardly and is made up of each individual no matter where you live that of the
outward arms of the sun and the bosom of the moon will embrace and nurture our people- thus
touch and embrace you with the connections with such the Tribal Homelands. From Sun Rise to
Sun Set - To awaken such stirrings of the soul thus it takes a journey to discover – yet a visit to
such places like Tassybell- Tejas- Wintergreen LA- Bayou Dorchiet - it begins with the first step
to find the hidden kingdom, yes the truest of searches begins with the first step of that to find your
heart and then you can begin to start your journey to the Tribal homelands.

The Attakapas uh-TAK-uh-paws (Attakapa, Attakapas, Attacapa) are a Southwest
Louisiana/Southeast Texas branch of ancient Indians who lived in the Gulf of Mexico's
northwestern crescent and called themselves Ishaks (ie-SHAKS). The name means the
People. In prehistorical times the Ishaks divided into two major populations. Some
Ishaks lived on the south coast of what is now Texas, down to Matagorda Bay. Other
Ishaks lived on the upper coast of the Gulf's northwestern crescent at what is now
Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. In Louisiana, on the coast, they spread all the
way to what is now Vermilion Bay and up into what was new France.(Canada)-“Quebec”
today) The former Ishaks, those on the lower coast, inhabited their hinterland to perhaps
a distance of a week's walk.




Those on the upper coast inhabited their hinterland to perhaps a distance of several
weeks' walk, that of a months plus a few days walk as such their lands were vast and
plentiful rich with all matters of food and of such as that of fertile lands to grow and
harvest crops However as such fishing and hunting for food also helped their mainstay of
survival. The latter Ishaks came to be called Attakapas, Those on the other side of the
Red River were known as Tejas, and belonged to a confederated Nation of the Hasinai –
which had two other larger confederated ties that of the Caddo proper and that of the
Natchez – or Nacogdoches – also Nacothich – or that called the Nacobeche
– Learn more

The name for the Tribal Nation has been many, one of such Attakapas has been spelled
variously through the past three centuries. Henry R. Schoolcraft, America's first universal
authority on the American Indians, spelled the name Attukapas on page 35 in Volume VI
of his work, History of the Indian tribes of the United States (1854). And he spelled it
Attacapas on page 325 in Volume II. Attakapas is considered a modern spelling that is
often encountered at the present time. – However Attakapa is the language family group
and not really the tribe of people- the name for the Confederation was as such Hasinai -

It is based on Louisiana's early Spaniards' phoneticization (spelling by sound) of a
Choctaw slur word for all the Indians living to the Choctaws' west. The French in
Louisiana generally adopted that spelling. In 1885 the Smithsonian Institute's Indian
languages expert, Albert S. Gatschet, chose a simplified spelling, Attakapas. This as such
is a more popular than that of the western part of their tribal nation – the Hasinai or that
of the Tejas. However confusing such as these groups shared the same culture and
language – and as such were the first settlers of the area- and as such a first nations
people.

The earliest physical European description of the Ishaks was made by Cabeza de Vaca
after he and his Spanish mates were saved from shipwreck and starvation by the people
whom he called the Han people, also another name for Attakapa, or that of the Tejas.
Swanton wrote that Han probably reflects the word by which the Ishaks called their
dwellings. Cabeza de Vaca described Ishaks as well built; translate it as well
formed,(click here for a picture of a Han, wickup learn more) they were a handsome
people. His stay among them, from 1528 to about 1535, happened more than a century
and a half before other Spaniards intruded permanently into the Tribal Nations homeland.
One of his early discoveries was that they were Christians. – see the blue water woman-

Martin Duralde, Spanish commander of the Attakapas Post at what is now Franklin,
Louisiana, revealed in the mid-1700's what he supposed was the Attakapas' idea of the
origin or genesis. He claimed to have learned presumably from the Indians that they
considered themselves a people who came out of the sea.

  Archaeologist, Dr. Chip McGimsey, Louisiana University in Lafayette, in letter of June
2, 1997, to Hugh Singleton, Tejas/Ishak Tribal Elder, historian and linguist, Hammond,
LA., maintained that the current evidence shows that ....Ishaks simply represent the
historic descendents of people who had been living in this region, (i.e. the northwestern
crescent of the Gulf Coast) for thousands of years.

According to findings of some archaeologist in Southwest Louisiana, revealed in an
article in the New Orleans Times-Picayune in 1996, there is evidence of human
habitation over the past +10,000 years in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, near the apex area of
the Tribal Nations most ancient of homelands. But over the millennia many different
peoples could have inhabited that area. It would have attracted tribes by its red earth
deposits useful for pottery making. It is an area that presently attracts seekers after relics
of the ancient Indians.

Surviving the Indian Way- learn more-

The prehistorical Ishaks in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas were not only
hunters, fishers, and gatherers (foragers) .They were the greatest of survivalist they would
use what ever was at their disposal to make the best out of the worst of the situation.
Adaptable and ingenuous thus too they were both a maritime and agricultural society
made up of a very complex people. Some groups of that of farmers and others as
fishermen some of both.

 They had a merchant type society with other cultures as far away as the Elutes in the
north, what is now Alaska the Tribal archivist and stories tell of Peter the Elute an
ambassador of the Elutes to the Tribal Nation. Learn more about ST. Peter the Elute
click here

 This combined their complex society as well as hunters and gathers, a survivalist
mindset of people. Upon the Arrival of the Europeans, They traded with salt with the
French, and utilized their resources of the sea for other trade goods. But according to
tribal resources salt was the main trade good to trade with the Colonials. Some jewelry of
pearls and bone as well as other minerals

Hunting and fishing- learn more-

                              The Ishaks hunted with bow and arrow, which they called
                              'te n o n tik' (bow and string and arrow). Unlike today's
                              users of the bow, the Ishaks did not forget to include the all
                              important string in naming that hunting implement.- The
                              string for their main hunting bow was of triple-twisted
                              sinews. Its bow of hickory wood stood 4 1/2 feet tall, and
                              was the product of generations of careful craftsmanship.
                              The bow was so powerful it could send an arrow clean
                              through a bull bison (buffalo).

Through pre-historical times the Ishak ancestors of the Attakapas hunted the bison.
Hence, they were a nomadic people following the wandering herd. When hunting deer,
sometimes the Ishaks chose to run a deer to exhaustion rather than slay it with arrow.

The Ishaks were also great fishermen. Long before Europeans arrived, Ishaks harvested
the waters of Southwest Louisiana/Southeast Texas, and that of the Gulf of Mexico,
which were teeming with fish. They caught fish by hand, by net, by hooked bone, by
weirs (traps), by arrow and by spear. They harvested both fresh and salt water oysters
along the length of their homeland's coast. They dried and smoked oysters and shrimp
and other sea foods for consumption and for barter.

The Ishaks were also gatherers, nomads often on the move by the seasons, gathering food
and useful items. They gathered and packed pecans- (note-the pecan was a form of
currency) - for barter via the ancient trade routes of the Indians. Their forays for
gathering food in what is now S.W. LA/S.E. TX found them tramping their forests there
and camping on the more than half a dozen streams in their homeland. They looked for
roots, berries, nuts, wild grapes, wild honey, persimmons, and other fruits, along with
other useful plants like sedges and rushes for making mats and baskets. They gathered
also medicinal plants for remedies. Tribal Records even have some stories of early bee
keeping.



                                                The Land-the Hidden Kingdom

                                       The Indians' concept of land ownership was that
                                       an individual did not own land. The tribe owned
                                       areas the limits of which were fixed in the minds
                                       of the tribesmen, and they used those lands as
                                       hunting grounds. Their lands were largely
bypassed and overlooked by early Europeans and later were in the heart of the Louisiana
Purchase "No Man's Land." And that of the lands of Republic of Texas – the purchase
was as such from the French and not the Tribal Nation or Indians them selves. To date,
the Tribal Nation has never been fully compensated for such losses and infringement –
rightfully-how do you compensate for something which is not yours to sell or give away
since the Creator personally gave you charge to take care of this for Him? (learn more)
creation stories of the Tejas- See land office/Tribal Real Estate Today because we are an
insular we have our own land offices of thus is registered each parcel



Historically The Tejas, Hasinai, and that of the Ishaks were called Attakapas, a Choctaw
slur. The Spaniards and then by the French in Louisiana which gave the Ishak people an
ugly reputation, rumor of which continues through today. That of cannibals or man eaters
- once in a while the chiefs offices will still receive a shipment of salt as a gift- – from
one of the old enemies of The Tribal Nation this is done as a gesture of good Indian
humor- The western bands of the Tribal nation traded for goods in salt, thus some of the
Native humor is rather dry gallows humor at times- the women of the Tribal Nation were
quiet fierce when it came to the medicines and protections of their families, superstitious
in some their old ways, however Christian- thus they were experts in home remedies and
cures. However such as meek and mild as they are they were fierce warriors- both men
and women – the apache would say that you would have to fear more of the women than
that of the men, yet the men were much more brave- since they were married to or made
love to that type of woman.(humor)

Discussion of Race: learn more-

 First off there is no such thing as half, or three quarters Indian. This is a myth- we are not
thorough breads nor animals, if you are half then which half? Your right foot or your left?
Which breast? Which Testicle? Prove such is only half. The only race is as such that you
need to be in is human and the other is as such to get to and stay in heaven.

Learn more-



 Descendents of the Tejas/ Attakapa Indians exist unrecognized and misnamed under
various names of choice like Caddo- Creoles, Creole Indians, and Creoles of Color, and
Mulato, or that of Mexican or Latino- or the Term Mixed- The term colored- (coloured)
has clouded the Attakapas' racial identity ever since its concept.

                       Attakapa descendents show a wide range of complexions which is
                      attributed to the genes for light or brown complexions. Many no
                      longer know their correct racial identity. In 1806 there was a trail
                      which set many slaves as freeman, and as a result of diverse
                      interracial identity intermarriage some are now known as blended,
                      or mixed. Thus the wheel of our people red, yellow, black, and
                      white hold to the truest of sense. Our Tribal Nation has a mixture of
                      colours that of a rainbow of peoples.
The heritage of the people is rich and diversified and one of which to be proud. There is
much in our lives today that point to the prehistoric. Tasso and oyster pie were food
products of their inventing. Zydeco, the good time dance is their gift to our country.
Relics of Attakapa names include Anacoco, Calcasieu, Carencro, Lacassine, Mamou,
Mermentau, Opelousas, Teche and others. The most beautiful and pleasing, is the
language which has been translated into the English grammar for the Christmas Carol
Silent Night, Holy Night and other works by linguist, and tribal Elder - Hugh Singleton, -
Long Owl. – just a note that our cook book will be availble to order soon- learn more-

The naming of U. S. Highway 190 between the Sabine River and De Ridder, LA, as the
Attakapa-Coushatta Trace is attributed to the fact that Attakapa Indians inhabited and
traversed Beauregard Parish. It is more clearly defined as part of the Attakapa foot trails
in the Attakapas' homeland that reached as far up as parts of present-day Natchitoches,
Rapides, and Sabine Parishes and parishes lying along all the S.E. Texas and S.W.
Louisiana coast.

                                     In Texas these are called The Moccasin trails and
                                    reach as far north as through the rocky mountain range
                                    of Colorado, and into Canada, one Tribal tail has a
                                    trail of Hops on left foot going into what now is
                                    Bolder Colorado. - The Attakapa/Tejas have been
                                    identified as the only tribe, consisting of six bands to
                                    inhabit all of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast
                                    Texas for centuries prior to habitation by Europeans.
                                    And were present prior to the arrival of the Caddo-
                                    And the Only Tribal Nation to have holdings from the
                                    gulf coast into Mexico, and upward into Canada - as
                                    such they were a part of a complex triune confederacy
                                    along the Red River.




 The Attakapa people are the only known Tribal Nation, thus The Tejas, to have Treaties
with- The Republic of Texas- 1844, France , Spain, Mexico, Russia, England-now the
UK- the United States (1806) – Indonesia, and the Philippians and is currently the only
Tribal Nation which is a Sovereign protectorate of the United States – thus the first
Insular of the United States-
                                                           Historical Marker
                                                           memorializing the Attakapas-
                                                           Ishak is situated adjacent to the
                                                           Junction, U.S. Highway 190 and
                                                           Highway 111, between
                                                           Merryville and DeRidder,
                                                           Louisiana, which is an integral
                                                           part of the ancestral homeland.
                                                           The aboriginal Attakapa Ishak
                                                           of Louisiana and that of the
                                                           western Tejas are a quiet,
                                                           peaceful, meek, even passive
                                                           people, yet at times have been at
                                                           war and provoked to war with
other tribes, as such are fierce when at war, yet they have served this Nation, that of
Untied States in all of its wars with honor and distinguished - being decorated in many
battles for their acts of bravery and heroism. Though neglected and unschooled from
1690's to early 1900's, and struggling with improvement with education they have proved
themselves highly intelligent, of accomplished talents, industrious and self-sustaining.
Numbers of them have become professionals, and individuals serving their country in
positions of honor, such as President Carter's Ambassador to Kenya and the Seychelles,
Dr. Wilbert LeMelle of New Iberia, LA and Alex Boudreaux of Lake Charles who served
as a Tuskogee Airman during WW II.

– (place these on people of note) Learn more




Special thanks to: Learn more

Elder Long Owl- for his contributions to our collective efforts and tireless works- and
that of the Tribal Council of LA- Sub /Vice Chief Amos- Red Elk Sachem, for their
participation – special thanks to John Yeager and his frame shop originally from Boston
now of Tyler and Dallas Texas- photographer with the Tuskegee airman historical
records / Attakapa archives project- Tejas Red Shirt black legging Society - special
thanks to D Gordon Photography - and Los Tres Corona brothers art studios of Wichita-
and Jay Winter Nightwolf - click here to learn more for – ( goes to index and sponcors)



          Also See www.tejasindians.info for the Texas timeline Learn more


                     Louisiana           Historic Timeline
          Cabeza de Vaca and his Spanish mates were saved from shipwreck and
  1528
          starvation by the Tribal Nation
          Bienville sent three Frenchmen up the Sabine River who met with The
  1703
          Tribal Nation
  1714    The Tribal Nation is just one of 14 tribes that come to De l'Epinay while he is
          fortifying Dauphin Island
  1731    St. Denis uses a reinforcement of warriors to fight the Natchez
          The Tribal Nation negotiated with the French to establish salt trade, for that
  1733
          of furs, tallow, and horses and muskets power and other trade goods
          Attakapa / Tejas- Tribal warriors are in New Orleans posing for artist A. de
  1735
          Batz
  1760- Brand Book for District of Opelousas & Attakapas reflects Indian occupation
  1888 in cattle rearing
          Galvez, Spanish Governor of Louisiana, was furnished 180+ warriors for
  1779    expeditions against British forts on Mississippi River by the great Chief of
          the Tejas Nation-
          Albert Gatschet, Smithsonian Institute's language expert, collected complete
  1885
          Attakapa grammar -
          Dr. Gatschet visited Attakapa/ Tribal Nations survivors in Lake Charles and
          through out Louisiana and South East Texas to obtain more vocabulary –
  1908
          visited “hacienda de la rosa azule les agua” where it was said that he waded
          in the sacred waters where Chief Little Hill Creek was baptized.
  1932    Attakapa Language Dictionary published by the Smithsonian
          Dedication of Attakapa-Coushatta Trace - Scenic Byway Marker (U.S.
  1998
          Highway 190) Beauregard Parish, Louisiana Learn more
         Attakapa-Ishak (foot trails) historical Beauregard Parish, Louisiana
  2003
         National Story Teller of the Tribal Les Tres le four Matthews Passes away-

         Tribal investigation is still open due to her death - Learn more



         Tribal Nation Elects new Council of Chiefs – GCOC opens in Wichita
         falls receives victims of Katrina and Rita -

         Learn more


         Hurricanes Wilma, Katrina and Rita hit the tribal nation and causes death,
         floods and fires damage and destruction of property. Tribal Nation looses
         Main Archives to vandals and damaged by the weather. Tribal nation looses
         Navy and fishing industry. Thousands loose their means of income and
         relocates from their homes in New Orleans, and throughout LA and Texas.
         Tribal Nation fully Awakens the Tettat and opens the GCOC offices in Texas
  2004   as new HQ Tribal Supreme Court is lost in Port Arthur, Texas. Chief Justice
         Tyner Steps down and retires new Chief Justice appointed by the GCOC –
         Tribal Sovereign Court is activated – go to main timeline – Learn more-

Also see – www.tejasindians.info

Those who are interested in learning more about their Attakapa identity or their Native
American heritage can contact the Tribal Nation – at the GCOC –
Click here to Learn more



Coat of Arms registration project- yes I understand we all have heard that you are a
100% pure blood Indian- or that my grandmother was a Cherokee princess – all myths-
Realistically All of us now have some European background of some sort, some where –
in the family tree- or as such there hidden features of such. The Tribal Nation is currently
working with a project to register the English, Scott, Spanish and French side of your
family- Thus known as such as a coat of arms, this will eventually go into a book of
historical arms, of the Tribal Nation thus this should be with such as your family and will
help those in the future to find their history well after the sir names have long gone on-
much will be blended after 100+ years- you have heard that a picture is worth a thousand
words- as such we are working to preserve the future of the Tribal Nation by looking
into such as the past- that of the tails of the coats of arms do tell, therefore we will Soon
be working with the College of Arms- The English have such a structure and as this is a
fee based project and as such takes time for such genealogy studies. It will be up to those
which wish to pay for such services, this is encourage to do such with us for many
aspects. Our goal is to help you find you’re deepest of roots of your family tree. And by
doing such we find out together whom we collectively were at what time and when, thus
we can collectively mold our future. Learn not from history and be cursed to repeat it.




Learn more




Notes to work on=
 Here are where some forms we will have to go to and will need to create – on line
PDF-
Need to be secure and online -
General application – just like a job application-
This is needed to be a vendor to the tribal nation as well as to do business and to
advertise with the tribal nation- as well as any thing else – we need an application
for services -
Background – personal information –
                Criminal background
Questionnaire - To qualifications – online to fill out-
Tribal Registrar – application-
Letter of Intent- PayPal fee of $175.00 non refundable-
State identifications-
      Driver’s license-
       School ID -
      Military ID
      Birth certificate
      Marriage License
      Death Certificate
      Passport -
Genealogy- family tree until -1780-
Education –
  Resume current-
   Curriculum Vita-
 Photograph- set- passport quality-
 Fingerprint set –
 Dental record set- medical release forms-
  DNA project set- / application-
Essay I
Essay II
Essay III
Community service project
Community service project application / and proposal-
  Mentor project-
Time card -
Report card -

				
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