Some people are misrepresenting themselves and their interests in New Jersey’s Native American Tribes and as a result all N.J. Indian Tribes suffer.
As a member of the Ramapough Lenape Nation, i’m compelled to respond to Carol H’s accusations and lies about the NJ Commission of Indian Affairs and about my Tribe. Before I start, I would like to say that this is not how intertribal business should be conducted but because Carol H insists on using this vehicle, I will respond here. The main focus of concern should not be about Ramapough or the Commission but rather about Ron Stacy (ie Holloway) and his claim to be Sand Hill. How our Tribe operates should be of no concern to anyone, especially if you are not claiming to be Ramapough. It seems Carol H is trying to deflect the focus from Holloway’s claims so people won’t question his.
Back when “Lone Bear” Reavey helped to create the N.J. Commission of Indian Affairs. (yes Lone Bear, not anyone else!), he assisted the Ramapough with research about our history which resulted in a seat on the Commission. Even though Lone Bear was a major player, he didn’t assign a seat to the Sand Hill directly but instead to the Intertribal group. Why? For the same reason his name was “Lone Bear”, he was alone in his work. There were no Holloways working with him as Carol H wants you to believe.
These people are scam artists. They may have some Native blood and who doesn’t in America but does that make you Sand Hill? There is a simple answer, NO! Were they raised Sand Hill? NO! Ronald Stacy (Holloway) was raised in California as Jewish. So how can he now claim Sand Hill when he was not raised as such?
Another lie Carol H is pushing is that the Sand Hill are Federally Recognized as unsupervised. This is a play on words! Any organization not recognized by the BIA is unsupervised. In otherwords, they are not Federally Recognized.
Medicine Crow Holloway who spent 30 years in Australia, sold himself as a Shaman for profit. In our culture, anyone who has the special gift to be a Medicine Man would not advertise himself as such, and would not sell his services. This position could only be achieved by learning from another Medicine Man. Who in the Sand Hill taught you?
Finally I’d like to share this website made and maintained by Native Americans to expose frauds. Sam Beeler who is the last of the three people pushing this fraud is listed not once but 2x. He may have some Native blood but his dealings with other groups posing to be what they’re not makes you wonder about his motives.
Not good enough you may say? Then how about from the Federally Recognized Cherokee Tribe listing the Holloway/Beeler Sand Hill as frauds?
http://tribalrecognition.chero… Click on ‘Fradulent group List’.
I’m not going to get into a flaming war with anyone over this and i’m calling anyone out by name. But since some people can post lies, i’m compelled to respond to them. The answers are all over the internet as to whom these people are. If they were genuine, then why do they need Carol H. or Liz the Lawyer to represent them? Why can’t they speak for themselves? I am Ramapough! I am a Tribal Member and I speak to defend my family. For everyone else, don’t take my word for it, look it up for yourself on the internet. There is a true Sand Hill Tribe in N.J. whose history they are trying to steal.
The N.J. Indians allowed this to happen. If we had been better organized and pushed harder for our recognition, people such as this wouldn’t have gotten a toehold in this state and made frivolous lawsuits wasting taxpayer money and time. We all need to band together as one and finally be recognized. The State of New Jersey is also to blame for dragging their feet about our Recognition. The evidence has been presented and it’s time for the State to accept it’s part in our plight and make things right. We can work together to make things better for all citizens.