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Appalachian Cherokees a 'club,' not a tribe

Date published: 2/8/2013

Appalachian Cherokees a 'club,' not a tribe

I just found out that the Appalachian Cherokee Nation or Appalachian Nation Cherokee will try for state approval. This is not a real tribe. It's more like a club. I should know. I'm the widow of Chief Raymond Lonewolf Couch.

Ray believed that if a person had just one drop of Cherokee blood, he or she was Cherokee. Ninety-eight percent cannot prove blood.

How do I know this? Because I help do the paperwork, and I will go to court on this.

Jewell M. Covey-Couch

Groveton, Ga.