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Old 03-01-2018, 07:39 AM   #1
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To Chief Longwind of the North

Dear Chiefwind,

This is a request for help to help me find an article written by by ex- husband's uncle by marriage.

My reasons for turning to you are that I met him only once. He was an intrepid journalist in Buffalo, and was, by blood, a Seneca Indian. I'm talking about many years ago, but he was an amazing individual.

I don't really know whether the article refers to WW 11, or other wars like Vietnam, or conflicts between native born Indian, but I do know that, as a journalist, he was well known.

He wrote an article for his newspaper which was moving, dignified, and unforgettable. The final words were something like : "We will work until we turn the weapons of war become forged into the tools of peace". Both mighty and humble words. The item would have perhaps referred to war, or conflict. I have tried many times to discover the article, without success.
I hope you can help.

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Old 03-01-2018, 01:54 PM   #2
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DI,
Could this be him??????????
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Mohawk
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:01 PM   #3
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A name or dates of birth, death, etc... would help.

This man died in 1955. His mother was Geneva Hortenese Griswoldof of Scots-English-American descent, she was a teacher on the reservation and married Frederick Ely Parker.

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Old 03-01-2018, 04:56 PM   #4
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Dear Chiefwind,

This is a request for help to help me find an article written by by ex- husband's uncle by marriage...
Just curious - why do you think Chief Longwind can help you with this?
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:56 AM   #5
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I would go to the Chief for answers too... and spiritual advice.
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:17 AM   #6
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I would go to the Chief for answers too... and spiritual advice.
I was wondering if she thought he might have particular knowledge of a Native American because his screen name sounds like he is one. He is smart and wise, but AFAIK, he is not Native American. And he's in the Michigan Upper Peninsula, not New York.
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but AFAIK, he is not Native American. And he's in the Michigan Upper Peninsula, not New York.

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Old 03-02-2018, 04:09 PM   #8
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I thought I remembered the Chief mentioning that he had Native American in his blood. Thanks, Beth. Hopefully he will see this thread - I haven't seen him here in quite some time.
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:43 PM   #9
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Thanks, Beth, I didn't remember that. I still think it's a bit of a stretch that he would be able to help her. Lots of people all across the country have some Native American ancestry.

Cheryl, I was thinking the same thing. I hope he and his wife are okay. Last time he was around, his wife had been pretty ill.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:51 PM   #10
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Thanks for the information. His name was Mel Patterson, journalist and Seneca indian. I know it's like look for a needle in a hay stack. You guys have a great sense of humanity and decency. It looks like it's too difficult to get a result, but thanks for your effert. As ever, you're great guys and thanks for the effort.

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