RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE CHEROKEE OF LAWRENCE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
AMETRA BAILEY, COUNTY EXECUTIVE AND CHAIR
The first and fifth 'Whereas' clauses above are patently FALSE:
- The Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs has never endorsed or supported by any resolution, statement or vote
the "recognition" of any group by any county government or leadership.
- Lawrence County does not now nor has it ever recognized the Cherokee of Lawrence County, Tennessee,
as a Tribe of Cherokee by any written indication.
Any evidence to the contrary would be appreciated.
Unproven assertion (2. Whereas clause above):
- The ancestors of the "Cherokee of Lawrence County, Tennessee" were the first settlers of Lawrence County.
The Cherokee in the area arrived after the 1814 battle of Horseshoe Bend. Prior to that time the area of Lawrenceburg,
county seat of Lawrence County, was known as Chicasa - home town of the Chickasaw people.
- Were these first "settlers" Cherokee and/or White or Black or Other?