Celebrating Memorial Day Observance and Community
The Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas has a dedicated and loyal allegiance with the United States of America.
In 1990 the Department of Justice issued the Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas a determination letter as to the SCNT status with the USA, they determined that the SCNT is a "DOMESTIC DEPENDENT NATION" after which the Council of Chiefs accepted said "determination". In 2001, the SCNT instituted a ruling of honoring this determination on behalf of the DOJ for a second time, being that the SCNT does depend on the USA for military security of our indian homeland
Our oath of citizenship and oath of office state that if requested:
"I WILL HELP AID AND SUPPORT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN DEFENCE OF OUR HOMELAND FROM ENEMIES OR INTRUDERS EITHER FOREIGN OR DOMESTIC." WE HAVE CONDUCTED OURSELVES HONORABLY IN THIS ENDEAVOR EVER SINCE THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS BECAME THE STATE OF TEXAS IN 1845.
IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES WE WERE IN ALLEGIANCE WITH TEXAS.
SCNT has had citizens in every war and conflict since 1845. Some have been KILLED, wounded and maimed in their service, however we have all served with HONOR.
Our people continue to serve in the military of the USA; having performed a smoke/smudging ceremony on 34 of our citizens for the purposes of "protection in battle". By the grace of A-DO-DA (GOD), they have all returned home safely to us.
THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ALL THE SCNT CITIZENS WHO HAVE PASSED ON, WHO HAVE SERVED, AND ARE NOW CURRENTLY SERVING IN THE USA MILITARY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, GOD BLESS THE SCNT!Chief Bear Who Walks Softly
Retired Principal Chief
Sovereign Cherokee Nation Tejas