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Missouri Cherokee Tribes proclaim Jewish Heritage
Christians Unite dot com ^ | February 7, 2003 | Editorial Staff

Posted on 02/21/2003 1:42:37 PM PST by vannrox

Missouri Cherokee Tribes proclaim Jewish Heritage


by Staff
February 7, 2003

The Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory has recently shocked the world by claiming their ancient Oral legends tell of a Cherokee migration made to America from the area known as Masada.

This startling evidence is being offered to the public by Beverly Baker Northup whom is the spokesperson for their organization. The evidence offered in support of this connection to Cherokees escaping the mountain fortress of Masada is based in part of what Northup claims is stories passed down from elders and the similarity between ancient words.

Beverly Baker Northup believes there is a connection between these two peoples based on evidence of Jews of the region around Masada during Roman times wearing braided hair and the similarities that the spokesperson attributes to Hebrew language.

In explaining this connection Beverly Baker Northup is quoted as saying:

"The story has been kept alive among our Cherokee people that the Sicarii who escaped from Masada, are some of our ancestors who managed to cross the water to this land, and later became known as Cherokees. (Please note the phonetic resemblance of Si'cari'i and, Cherokee or Tsa'ra-gi'.)"

Northup claims that the famous scholar Josephus wrote that there were escapees from Masada in which the spokesperson for the Northern Cherokee states that this is evidence that gives credence to this connection between the Cherokee Indians and the Jews.

In addition to other startling claims, there is also the belief by the Northern Cherokee that a rock that was uncovered in Tennessee in 1889 that is named the Bat Creek Stone, proves a transatlantic connection to Jews.

Northup believes that the scratched writings on the rock indicate that the stone is evidence of a first century Atlantic Crossing to America by these escaped Jews that later became known as the Northern Cherokee Indians.

The Northern Cherokee attempted to gain full legislative recognition in the State of Missouri in 1985 that was eventually vetoed by Governor John Ashcroft. Governor Ashcroft made the following statement concerning his decision to veto the recognition of the Northern Cherokee:

"The Federal Government has traditionally exercised authority with respect to Indian Affairs. I am not persuaded that the state has such a substantial interest in this area that it should become involved in the recognition of Indian tribes."

Sources among some federally recognized Indian Tribes have stated that Mr. Ashcroft's comments were 100% correct and should be referred to from time to time.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: bible; cherokee; decalogue; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; heritage; history; indian; jew; jewish; loslunas; losttribes; oy; past; tencommandments; tribe
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1 posted on 02/21/2003 1:42:37 PM PST by vannrox
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To: vannrox
Missouri Cherokee Tribes proclaim Jewish Heritage

Look for one of them to be running for public office on the Democratic ticket soon.

2 posted on 02/21/2003 1:46:42 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ()
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Gives a whole new meaning to the expression "Member of the Tribe" I guess.
3 posted on 02/21/2003 1:49:19 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Are Kerry, Albright and Hillary! Cherokee?)
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To: vannrox
Didn't Joseph Smith indicate this in his relevations/translations? LDS freepers? Funny how an uneduated farm kid, who is accused of starting a 'cult' has been (or is being) validated by modern science.
4 posted on 02/21/2003 1:50:40 PM PST by Hodar (American's first. .... help the others, after we have helped our own.)
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To: vannrox
Imagine if it were verified by DNA analysis, though.

There are so many tantalizing accounts and half-records of early ocean crossings, like the Los Lunas Stone with its Decalogue inscription in Canaanite Hebrew.

Can ALL these be elaborate hoaxes by bored or prankish people? Maybe, Maybe Not.

Disney would have to remake "Pocahontas", though. Many of the Powhatan descendents are Amonsoquath Cherokee.

5 posted on 02/21/2003 1:54:32 PM PST by Gorzaloon (Contents may have settled during shipping, but this tagline contains the stated product weight.)
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To: Hodar
Yeah...., but what's with the funny underwear?
7 posted on 02/21/2003 1:55:34 PM PST by StolarStorm
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To: Hodar
Didn't Joseph Smith indicate this in his relevations/translations? LDS freepers? Funny how an uneduated farm kid, who is accused of starting a 'cult' has been (or is being) validated by modern science.

Hmm.

The Mormons claim that there was an ancient and extensive culture, brought from Israel by immigrants, in ancient North America.

Just one question:

Where's that civilization's garbage?

8 posted on 02/21/2003 1:57:13 PM PST by Poohbah (Beware the fury of a patient man -- John Dryden)
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To: babylonian
Missouri Cherokee Tribes proclaim Jewish Heritage

How?

9 posted on 02/21/2003 1:58:01 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: vannrox
So, I guess we can get rid of all of the tribal lands then. They already have Israel as a homeland.
10 posted on 02/21/2003 1:58:39 PM PST by July 4th
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To: Illbay
You're LDS, right? Know any LDS FReepers who'd be interested in this?

A "questions are being asked" ping.

11 posted on 02/21/2003 1:59:30 PM PST by Democratic_Machiavelli (The most important part of a post is the sauce...I mean, source.)
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To: vannrox
Reminds me of the scene from Blazing Saddles with Mel Brooks playing an Indian chief speaking Yiddish. I laughted so hard I almost had a seizure.
12 posted on 02/21/2003 1:59:57 PM PST by jalisco555
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To: vannrox
The title should have included, "Funny you don't look Souixish" alert.
13 posted on 02/21/2003 2:01:13 PM PST by duckman (all ducked up with no place to go..)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
How? Magic wand.
14 posted on 02/21/2003 2:02:51 PM PST by babylonian
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To: vannrox
Oh my !

How wonderful !!

A new VICTIMS' GROUP !!!
15 posted on 02/21/2003 2:03:52 PM PST by genefromjersey
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To: vannrox
The Mormans have believed the Indians to be the lost tribe of Israel for a long time.
16 posted on 02/21/2003 2:05:35 PM PST by Texas Mom
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To: Hodar
If you do some research you will find that all American indian names are rooted in the Paleo-Hebrew language. The language of all people before the Tower of Babel.
18 posted on 02/21/2003 2:13:18 PM PST by kcamtx
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To: genefromjersey
They would be double victims, right? Indian and Jewish.
19 posted on 02/21/2003 2:13:24 PM PST by Bosco
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To: vannrox
Hey, it's about time some of the missing tribes turned up.
20 posted on 02/21/2003 2:16:55 PM PST by mrustow
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