MIA


I know I’ve been MIA – will be like this for the winter – have tons of stuff to add and research – have all the missing links – now to put it all together~ I’m on the computer but check email and facebook here and there – leave me a message and will answer ASAP when I see it – I’ve been working on my Office OneNote to sync it to my iPad – many notes needed to be fixed or edited – it has taken me 3 weeks to get this accomplished – much needed thou (have had OneNote since it came out – many needed converted to 2010) – now I have this done I will be able to finally start digging in and work thur the Narragansett genealogy – they all married into the same families and named their children all the same – this is not gonna be an easy task – Have some bases done + have documentation/books and such that will help me weed thur it all~ I will start all of this this coming weekend (have Grand baby Tues-Fri of this week – daughter going out of town to see her sister in PA) Pat Morey, Patricia Stone, Naomi Carolyn, Sheryl Robinson. Veronica Sue Hawkins and all my other researchers – Appreciate all the notes, records, info and such – now time to put it all together~

your blessing bend my knees in thanksgiving


Note from Coni – this has been a favorite of mine – I love Howard’s Work~
I read it often~ Have a beautiful and wonderful Thanksgivings~
 
From a Song For Mother Earth by Howard Rainer
 Grandfather,
teach me with the words
of a wise owl,
the wisdom of many winters.
Teach me
the lessons of one
who has walked in balance
and the source of that strength,
Tell me Grandfather,
Who rules the universe ?
and what is the meaning of Mother Earth ?
Teach me,
that I may come to know
The Circle of Understanding
by one connected to the Creator
beyond the clouds….
My spirit wearies
walking in two worlds.
I plant my feet in two faiths,
wanting only peace.
My ears hear words
spoken in two tongues,
neither understanding the other.
Confusion circles my mind,
two cultures clashing with their might,
each demanding my allegiance.
The conflict tears at my heart.
My learning becomes a whirlwind,
teachings swirling in every direction.
Which voice speaks the truth ?
My spirit wearies
walking in two worlds.
Who awaits me at the end ?
Creator God
You sent me in the cradle
of life an Indian,
I give thanks.
Relatives and relations
have blessed my path,
gratitude is for their teachings.
My journey on the Red Road continues;
the fires of friendship burn brightly in four directions.
Creator god, the giver of all life,
I give thanks,
your blessings bend my knees 
in thanksgiving
 

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I bought a new computer


…………and it has taken me 3 days to transfer, rearrange & organize all my files (still doing it) I have set up everything to sync to my iPad – so will be much easier to find what I’m looking for – I have to get all the paperwork organized next – got 2 BIG plastic containers full – truly it is stuff for the next generation that I will be doing (late 1600’s to the middle of the 1700’s) I’ve had many send me files and paperwork and such and have kept it all together so that when I come to it in my research I will have it~ I haven’t forgotten you all – just haven’t come to that part yet – I am now working my way to the Narragansett part of it – which is what a lot of you are trying to figure out – just had to get all the bases done 1st – These next few months will be organizing and sorting out all the lineages – in the 1700’s – then I will have questions (most of you will be sick of me when I’m done lol~)

Got a email from Ken Feder 11/19/11:


All,

Well, the good news is that the Forestry folks have been able to remove all of the spray paint from the new sign. I’ve enclosed a photo I just took (Saturday afternoon). Even up close, you can’t see any of the paint. Yay for that. That bad news, and it is as I expected, the paint has not come off of the boulder and 1929 sign. I figured that one would be tougher. Still working on it. Thank you all for your concern for the signage. I’ll be happy when all of the paint has been removed. kfed

Had a WONDERFUL time with the Children at the WS Lafargue Elementary School


In Thibodaux Louisiana

Taken by Abby Tabor of the Daily Comet 11/18/11

Was asked by one of the teachers Louise Soudelier to do this for the school~ Was wonderful to finally meet her – been email and phone conversations for a couple of weeks now – wonderful women~ Was a honor for me to do this~ Was a wonderful time – Enjoyed my time with the kids – They have asked me to come back next year – I of course said yes!

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On front Page with President Obama


Coni Dubois on the front of Daily Comet July 25th, 2011 with President Obama

I was featured in the Daily Comet Newspaper out of Thibodaux Louisiana on July 25th 2011 and on the front page was an article on President Obama – I was truly honored to see my photo along beside his~

Just recently I was asked to do the unveiling of new trail signs at the Peoples State Forest in Barkhamsted Ct. at the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Site On Sept 10, 2011 – I am a descendant and leading genealogist of the people that lived on Ragged Mountain in Barkhamsted – The Hartford Stage coach used my families homestead as a marker and named it the Barkhamsted Lighthouse due to the campfires from the Indian Village and my people that resided there~ They lived on the mountain for around a hundred years – It was one of the last standing Native American Villages – many races at one time or the other was in the village – but the majority was the Chagum family and their descendants – Descendant of the Narragansett and Long Island Indians~

On Nov 15, 2011 the signs were spray painted with graffiti and terrible sayings~

Racial graffiti spray painted on sign at Barkhamsted historic site.

By Jeff Saperstone | Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011 | Updated 11:53 PM EST
Vandalism at State Historic Site
Vandals struck a historic park in Barkhamsted.
A state historic site in Barkhamsted that recently received an face lift fell victim to vandals.
Someone spray painted the n-word as well as a male body part on the entrance sign to the Barkhamsted Lighthouse site. A rock was also defaced with the words expletive Obama. An anarchy symbol was also drawn.
Central Connecticut State University archaeologist Dr. Ken Feder, snapped photos of the vandalism.
“In truth, I was really angry,” Dr. Feder said.
The professor has conducted many digs at the site and has studied extensively about the people who once lived there.
Dr. Feder says the site is one of the first communities where mixed races lived together.
“These are just this interesting mixture of Native Americans, Euro-Americans, African Americans,” he said. “It’s really fascinating.”
It’s still unclear who may have done this and why.
The state owns the land.
A forest ranger started to clean up the paint Tuesday morning, but some of it still remains.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is looking in to the vandalism.
“There are a lot of people who are very upset and angry about this and they’re going to do all they can to find out who did this,” Dr. Feder said.
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Vandalism-at-State-Historic-Site-133938413.html?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150948906585434_27363541_10150949036425434#f218d62fdc418b6
I’m tired of all this racial and unjust crap – My Native Americans were one of the 1st slaves of this country – they called it “SERVITUDE or INDENTURED” – I am still honored and proud to be on the front page with Obama – he is the 1st man “of color” to be our President and he had done as best as a job with what he has to deal with – To put this kind of crap on a historical area and to deface my families homestead – just breaks my heart – Ken Feder the leading Archeologist called me to let me know this happened – He sent me the photo’s of actual damage – can never be publish – so disgusting~
Peoples State Forest Officials are doing everything they can to try and repair the damage and to find those that did this – I know in my heart this was probably kids~

I’ve been asked to speak to 80 children ages 3-5


Nov. 17th at 11:00 a.m. at the W. S. Lafargue Elementary School in Thibodaux La for a Thanksgiving treat for the children by one of the  teacher’s – Louise Soudelier~

I’ve planned a show and tell for the children and a Q & A after each artifacts – I have collect several artifacts during my trips along with the several I’ve found or collected – a lot of on hands things the children can actually touch – Soap Stone that actually came from one the archaeology dig I’ve attended, along with several arrowheads, Indian beads and instruments – I’ve collected thru the year~
I’ve also researched Massasoit and the 1st Thanksgivings several years ago and have it in my files I’ve put together a brief true Thanksgiving Story and the events that happened –  Massasoit is Father-in-law of wife of 2nd cousin 12x removed to me (Coni Dubois)
Photo’s will be taken – and I’ve been asked to have lunch with them~
I’m truly honored to be asked to do this~

Have been a busy bee~


I have been steadily working on and adding all the info that I collected during this last trip (have tons more to add thou)

I have updated my research books (have a few more to add) I have found the last missing piece of the Chagum lineage – things are truly coming together for me – I recommend that you check out the new books (many many changes have taken place) I suggest you disregard any of my older research books and download these newer ones (moved people around as I found proof of parentage and such)

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