Letter of Support from Pee Dee Tribe
to Senator Norment

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From: james e. caulder,sr
To: DISTRICT03@SOV.STATE.VA.US
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 11:01 PM
Subject: Recognition for the Cheroeenhaka Indian Tribe

Honorable Senator Thomas Norment;

My name is James E. Caulder and I am the Chief of the Pee Dee Indian Tribe of South Carolina. My tribe just received state recognition the 27th of January 2006 by the state of South Carolina. I am sending you this e-mail to ask that you support and vote to pass Senate Joint Resolution 152 extending state recognition to the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe. I know Chief "Red Hawk" Brown of the Cheroenhaka Indian Tribe and he has a burning desire to see his people recognized by the great state of Virginia so that they can be proud of who they are. I know first hand what it means to not be recognized for the race you are. I have fought for over 20 years to get the Pee Dee Indian tribe of South Carolina recognized. I have attended the Cheroenhaka Pow Wow and I have found all of the tribal members to be devoted to their Indian Heritage.

I thank you for reading this e-mail and for your support to get the Cheroenhaka Indian People recognized as they deserve to be.

Chief James E. Caulder
Pee Dee Indian Tribe of south Carolina