May 18, 2005


Tribe snubs prof (Cherokee band says Churchill's claim of membership a fraud (Charlie Brennan, May 18, 2005, Rocky Mountain News)

Ward Churchill's claim of membership in the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is fraudulent, according to a scathing statement released by the tribal office.

The statement, issued May 9 in the name of the tribal leader, Chief George Wickliffe, and posted on its Web site Tuesday, does not mince words:

"The United Keetoowah Band would like to make it clear that Mr. Churchill IS NOT a member of the Keetoowah Band and was only given an honorary 'associate membership' in the early 1990s because he could not prove any Cherokee ancestry."

The tribe said that all of Churchill's "past, present and future claims or assertions of Keetoowah 'enrollment,' written or spoken, including but not limited to; biographies, curriculum vitae, lectures, applications for employment, or any other reference not listed herein, are deemed fraudulent by the United Keetoowah Band."

We don't want him either.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 18, 2005 8:37 AM

I'm sure Ward is quaking in his moccasins, er boots. I wanted to do the word "moccasins" in strikeout (line through the word), but I don't know how. Can I have some help here?

Posted by: AllenS at May 18, 2005 8:46 AM

Bill O'Reilly had this story eight weeks ago, so I guess this isn't the first time that the Cherokee Nation has disowned Churchill.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at May 18, 2005 9:28 AM

AllenS, the strikeout HTML tag doesn't work here.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at May 18, 2005 9:30 AM


A couple of posts above, you used "and" in italics. How did you do that?

Posted by: AllenS at May 18, 2005 9:41 AM

Allen - the i tag works, the strike tag doesn't.

Posted by: pj at May 18, 2005 9:48 AM

Allen: There is a great tutorial on html tags at this website:

Posted by: Pat H at May 18, 2005 10:06 AM

pj, how do you do the i tag?

Posted by: AllenS at May 18, 2005 10:07 AM

Russell Means, who himself is about as 'Indian' as Chief Jay Strongbow, has embraced him as an Indian, so as far as the MSM is concerned, Churchill is as Indian as Sitting Bull and it is 'heap bad medicine' for anyone to claim otherwise.

Posted by: bart at May 18, 2005 11:23 AM


Put an i in angle brackets at the beginning of the text to italicize, and /i in angle brackets at the end. b for bold probably works too. The html tutorial mentioned will cover this and a lot more (eg, links).

Posted by: Mike Earl at May 18, 2005 12:12 PM

Allen - and without the spaces italicizes the and, as Mike says.

Posted by: pj at May 18, 2005 2:59 PM


Thanks Mike. I tried this earlier after Pat H directed me to the site. However I somehow missed the /> to stop everything. Hopefully I won't use this new found info for evil purposes.

Posted by: AllenS at May 18, 2005 4:11 PM

Drat - you can't put left or right arrows in these comment boxes.

Posted by: pj at May 18, 2005 4:17 PM