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LETTER TO U.S. COURTS
(Buffalo Tiger's Resignation
Re-typed for clarity
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Letter to U.S. Courts
Letter to U.S. Courts Page 2
Buffalo Tiger's Resignation, March 24, 1961
SENT CERTIFIED MAIL TO:
NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE,
UNITED NATIONS, LOS ANGELES TIMES, GOVERNOR GRAHAM,
ASSOCIATED PRESS, CBS - 60 MINUTES, AND OTHERS
(Re-typed for clarity)
(UNITED STATES RECOGNITION -
JANUARY 27, 1958)
P.O BOX 44-132
TEL. CA 1-7..25STAR ROUTE 23B
OCHOPEE, FLORIDA 33943
January 10, 1982
Honorable James Kehoe
United States District Court Judge
United States Courthouse
300 N.E. 1st Ave.
Miami, Florida 33101
So-called Miccosukee Tribe of Indians vs. State of Florida
Dear Judge Kehoe:
We have heard there was a story in the Miami newspaper
saying that one of our former Miccosukee councilman, Buffalo
Tiger, is still impersonating our Nation and trying to sell
our Everglades homeland in a court case in your court.
We asked some friends to try and find out if it is the
same case we protested a few years ago in the same court,
but a different judge. They tell us it is case number
79-253 CIV JAG.
In case you have not seen our last protest, or if our
last letter was not put in this court papers, we want you
and the rest of the world to know the truth.
The truth is that Mr. Buffalo Tiger does not represent
our Miccosukee Nation, and has not since he gave us the
written resignation, we are sending you in this letter,
which was notorized by Mildred L. Duval on March 24, 1961,
when Mr. Tiger went to work for your government as a United
States employee. He has the same job today, working
with a handful of Indians that the United States, until
recently, spent millions of dollars each year, just to make
this fraud. Now that Mr. Reagan is cutting out this
hand-out, it looks like Mr. Tiger is trying to get some from
the State of Florida.
Mr. Tiger, and these so-called Miccosukee Tribe, who
are all U.S. government employees, have no more right to
sell our Miccosukee Everglades homeland than Mr. Breshnev
has to sell Washington D.C.
Over 100 years ago our our great Chief Osceola told
your people our Everglades homeland is not for sale.
In 1835 your great Chief Justice John Marshall agreed with
him. . . . saying that the United States became a trustee of
our Miccosukee Nation and our. . .
. . .
We are told that a Trustee of people and their land is not
supposed to make tricks with it.
Even though we hear that Florida says it needs more tax
money, we believe it will give Mr. Tiger this hand-out
anyhow, and we want to put this in your court records again,
to keep the records straight, in case our last letter of
protest is not in there.
Our Everglades Homeland is not for sale. POHAM
The Executive Council
By Their SGNs
Sent Certified Mail No. P31 0190814
Return Receipt Requested
Copies also sent to:
New York Times-Cert. P31 0190816 RRR
Washington Post-Cert. P31 0190826 RRR
Smithsonian Institute-Cert. P31 0191010
United Nations-Cert. P31 0191006 RRR
Los Angeles Times-Cert. P31 0190824 RRR
Governor Graham-Cert. P31 0190822 RRR
Associated Press-Cert. P31 0190818 RRR
CBS-60 Minutes-Cert. P31 0190810 RRR